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Anne Kane

Anne Kane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: N1056

​Anne Kane received her Ph.D. at UCLA. She began teaching at UHD in 2005, after teaching at UT Austin for eight years. She has also taught at University College Dublin and Haverford College. Dr. Kane is a Faculty Fellow at the Yale University Center for Cultural Sociology, and is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Cultural Sociology and the Irish Journal of Sociology. Dr. Kane teaches courses on social theory, social movements, social inequality, and cultural sociology.

​Doctorate degree: Sociology (University of California, Los Angeles)

  • SOC 3306 Social Inequality
  • SOC 3307 Deviance and Social Control
  • SOC 3316 Culture and Society
  • SOC 4301 Political Sociology
  • SOC 4306 Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  • SOC 4315 Social Theory

​Dr. Kane received her Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA. Her research is in the areas of cultural, historical, and political sociology, social theory, and Ireland. These areas of research are represented in her articles and book.  Dr. Kane is a Faculty Fellow at the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology, and is or has been on the editorial boards of the journals Sociological Theory, American Journal of Cultural Sociology, and the Irish Journal of Sociology.

Teaching Experience:

2005 – Present   Assistant, Associate Professor of Sociology, UHD 1995-2004 Assistant Professor Sociology, UT Austin Visiting Positions
2011–2012   Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Haverford College
1997   Lecturer, University College Dublin, Ireland

​Dr. Kane's research focuses on the role of culture and meaning in historical events and change. Her book, Constructing Irish Nationalist Identity: Ritual and Discourse during the Land War, 1879-1882 was published in 2011(Palgrave), and she has published articles in the journals Sociological Theory, History and Theory, and Social Science History, as well as numerous chapters in edited volumes.



"Reconstructing Culture in Historical Explanation: Narratives as Cultural Structure and Practice."  History and Theory, Vol. 39 (2000): 311-330. 

"Narratives of Nationalism: Constructing Irish National Identity during the Land War, 1879-1882." National Identities, Vol. 2 (2000): 245-64. 

"Theorizing Meaning Construction in Social Movements: Symbolic Structures and Interpretation during the Irish Land War, 1879-1882." Sociological Theory, Vol. 15 (1997): 249-276. 

Book Chapters

"The Transcendent Role of Catholic Discourse in the Irish Land War." Pp. 194-217 in Land Questions in Modern Ireland, Tony Varley and Fergus Campbell (eds.), (2013), Manchester: Manchester University Press. 

"Finding Emotion in Social Movement Processes: Irish Land Movement Metaphors and Narratives." Pp. 251-266 in Passionate Politics: Emotions in Social Movements, James Jasper, Jeff Goodwin, Francesca Polletta (eds.), (2001), Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Constructing Irish Nationalist Identity: Ritual and Discourse during the Land War, 1879-1882. (2011), New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


2001 Best Article Award, Culture Section of the American Sociological Association

Fulbright Scholar, Ireland, 1997

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