Dr. Chris Hausmann Professor of Sociology; Department Chair


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

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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.

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

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

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