Alexander, Jeffrey

Jeffrey C. Alexander is the Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology and founder of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University.  Besides The Performance of Politics, featured in his Rorotoko interview, Alexander is the author of The Civil Sphere (Oxford, 2006), The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology (Oxford 2003), Social Performances (Cambridge 2006), and Remembering the Holocaust (2009).  Alexander has been called “America’s best and best-known social theorist,” his books and articles have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and in 2010 he received the Dogan Prize from the International Sociological Association.

On Rorotoko:

On his book The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power
(Our Cover Feature of December 29, 2010)