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Joshua Kane

Lecturer
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Biography: 

Dr. Joshua Kane received his doctorate in sociology in 2008 from the University of Washington at Seattle, specializing in Political Economy and American Race and Ethnic Relations. He is published in the American Journal of Sociology along with other various socio-political texts and magazines.  He is currently a Lecturer in Sociology and Integrative Social Science at Arizona State University in the College of Integrative Science and Arts and Chair of the CISA Antiracism Textbook Taskforce.  He has instructed and constructed a wide range of social science courses at the university level – including core courses in sociology, research methods, diversity studies, statistics, political science, economics, STS, ethics, psychology, constitutional law, American government, creative and critical thinking, human relations, social/occupational skills, marriage/family, and popular culture.

Research Interests: 

Political Sociology, American Race and Ethnic Relations, Diversity Studies, Conflict and Social Change, American Social Problems, Global Social Problems, Economic Sociology, Organizational Sociology, Sociology of Science & Technological Development; Political Science, Political Economy, Sociological Theory, Statistics/Quantitative Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Comparative Historical Research Methods, Macro/Micro-Economics, Ethics, Criminology, Deviance, Sociology of Addiction, Psychology.

Publications: 

Kiser, Edgar and Joshua Kane. 2001. “Revolution and State Structure: The Bureaucratization of Tax Administration in Early Modern England and France.” American Journal of Sociology, 107 (1): 183-223.

Weimer, Don; Lori Geddes; and Joshua Kane. 2013. Applied Economics and Human Relations. Milwaukee, WI: Crispin Books.

Kane, Joshua. 2001. 'The Panoptic Transition'. 21c Magazine.

Research Activity: 

ASU Center for The Study of Economic Liberty 2019 Research Grant Recipient for

Synergies of Liberty: Defense Expenditure and Industrial Take-Off in 18th Century Britain

2020 Bridge ASU Podcast Interviewee – Fake News

2020 ASU GSV Summit Changemaker – Racial Imaging in University Textbooks

2020 Surviving to Thriving – FIBCAZ Webisode – Creating Change in Publishing Imaging

Kane, Joshua. April 6, 2017. “Devolution in Demise: The Institutional and Infrastructural Prerequisites to Graft-Free Devolution in Kenya.” The Western Social Science Association, San Francisco, CA.

Professional Certification in Educational Diversity, 2015. Higher Learning Commission; Wisconsin Technical Colleges System (WTCS).

Kane, Joshua. January 6, 2003. “Iraq and Oil.” The Conversation with Ross Reynolds. National Public Radio, Seattle.

Kane, Joshua. March 2002. “Economic Rationales For The Push To Renewed War in Iraq.” University of Oregon. Discussion Moderator: Professor Frank Stahl.

Kiser, Edgar and Joshua Kane. June 1998. “Revolution and State Structure: The Bureaucratization of Tax Administration in Early Modern England and France.” American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 101Introductory Sociology
SOC 241Modern Social Problems
SOC 352Social Change
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 101Introductory Sociology
SOC 241Modern Social Problems
SOC 352Social Change
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 101Introductory Sociology
SOC 241Modern Social Problems
SOC 352Social Change
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 101Introductory Sociology
SOC 241Modern Social Problems
SOC 352Social Change
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 101Introductory Sociology
STS 304Science, Tech, and Society
STS 328Science, Technology, & Culture
SOC 352Social Change
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 101Intro Science, Tech, & Society
SOC 241Modern Social Problems
SOC 352Social Change
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 101Introductory Sociology
SOC 241Modern Social Problems
SOC 352Social Change
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 101Introductory Sociology
SOC 241Modern Social Problems
POS 301Empirical Political Inquiry
STS 301Research in Sci & Tech Studies
SOC 352Social Change
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 101Introductory Sociology
SOC 241Modern Social Problems
POS 301Empirical Political Inquiry
STS 301Research in Sci & Tech Studies
SOC 352Social Change
Honors / Awards: 

ASU Center for the Study of Economic Liberty 2019 Research Grant Recipient for

‘Synergies of Liberty: Defense Expenditure and Industrial Take-Off In 18th Century Britain.’

Star Faculty Award, 2014, Gateway Technical College.

Award for Excellence in Teaching. Department of Sociology, University of Washington (1999).

Work History: 

See CV

Service: 

Chair of the CISA Antiracism Textbook Taskforce