Sociology and criminal justice faculty

Chris Hausmann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
M.A., University of Notre Dame
B.A., St. John's University

712-707-7087
chris.hausmann@nwciowa.edu
VPH 311

Profile

Chris Hausmann holds a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame, where his dissertation focused on the ways in which groups process experience. His undergraduate degree, from St. John's University in Minnesota, is in peace studies. Prior to joining Northwestern's sociology department, Dr. Hausmann worked in Notre Dame's Center for Social Research, helping researchers with survey design. His areas of expertise include social theory, social movements, research methods, microsociology, emotions, and global sociology. He also has interests in service learning and the outcomes of Christian educational experiences.


Publications and presentations

  • Hausmann, Chris, Erika Summers-Effler, and Amy Jonason. Forthcoming. “Interaction Ritual Theory and Its Relationship to Symbolic Interactionism.” Symbolic Interaction
  • Pagnucco, Ronald and Chris Hausmann. (In Press). “Introduction,” Journal of Peace and Justice Studies, Special Issue on Peace-building in Africa
  • Smith, Jackie, Jeffrey Juris, and World Social Forum Research Collaborative. 2008. “ ‘We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For’: The U.S. Social Forum in Context.” Mobilization 13(4):373-394
  • Smith, Jackie, Rachel Kutz-Flamenbaum and Chris Hausmann. “New Politics Emerging at the US Sociall Forum.” Pp. 41-56 in The World and US Social Forums: A Better World is Possible and Necessary. Edited by Judith Blau and Marina Karides. Boston, MA: Brill Publishers
  • Summers-Effler, Erika and Chris Hausmann. 2010. “Peeking in the Black Box: Studying, Theorizing, and Representing the Micro-Foundations of Day-to-Day Interactions.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Social Theory Regular Session)
  • Hausmann, Chris. 2010. “Prophets as Brokers: Time as a Structural Hole.” Paper presented at the Michigan Social Theory Conference
  • Hausmann, Chris. 2009. “Focal Strategies and Their Respective Obstacles.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Microsociology Regular Session)
  • Hausmann, Chris. 2008. Collective Behavior and Social Movements Panel. “Physical Exertion and Opportunities for Political Action.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Collective Behavior and Social Movements Regular Session)
  • Hausmann, Chris. 2007. “Exhaustion, Interaction, and Micro-Solidarity at the 2007 World Social Forum.” Paper Presented at the 9th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference
  • Hausmann, Chris and Dawn Wiest. 2007. “The Global/Local Encounter: Living the Contradictions of Scholar Activism at the 7th World Social Forum in Nairobi.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems

Professional experience

  • Survey Research Consultant, Center for Social Research, University of Notre Dame
  • Research Assistant, Christian Education Outcomes Survey, with David Sikkink
  • Research Assistant, World Social Forum Research Collaborative, with Jackie Smith
  • Project Leader, Oppositional Consciousness Research Project, with Erika Summers-Effler
  • Interim Assistant Coordinator of Service-Learning, St. John's University and College of St. Benedict

Honors

  • David L. Dodge Memorial Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2010
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2009-10
  • Henkel Visiting Speaker Award, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, 2010
  • Foreign Language ARea Studies Fellowship, Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame, 2005-06