Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2009
Dr. Anthony joined the Department of Sociology and Geography in the Fall of 2013. He teaches the department’s theory course, as well as research methods, general sociology, social problems, urban sociology, and sociology of sport. He provides major support for the on-line curriculum, mentors students on research, and aids students with cooperative learning.
As a sociologist, Dr. Anthony’s interests are primarily rooted in understanding the multifaceted aspects of social reality and human social behavior. His published research has focused mainly on issues related to urbanization and political change in the developing world. However, his published work includes statements on theoretical issues, particularly those that are related to social identity and race. Recently, his work has focused on the emergence and consequences of political violence in the developing world as it relates to the “forced urbanization” of rural peoples in developing regions of the world. Currently, Dr. Anthony is working on investigating the impact that political violence has on the well-being and status of women in Africa and the Middle East.
Dr. Anthony’s research is published in several leading social science journals, including Urban Affairs Review, Cities, and the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. You can download his articles, data-sets, and/or follow his research on Research Gate: www.researchgate.net.
2014. Anthony, Robert M. and Edward M. Crenshaw. “City Size and Political Contention,” International
Journal of Sociology, 44(4):7-33.
2014. Anthony, Robert M. “Urbanization and Political Change in the Developing World: A Cross-
national Analysis, 1965-2010,” Urban Affairs Review 50(6):743-780.
2014. Anthony, Robert M. “Bringing up the past: Political Experience and the Distribution of Urban
Populations,” Cities, 37:33-46.
2012. Anthony, Robert M. “A Challenge to Critical Understandings of Race,” The Journal for the
Theory of Social Behaviour, 42 (3): 260-282.
2012. Crenshaw, Edward M. and Robert M. Anthony. “National States and Global Markets: Is There a
Prima Facie Case for Neoliberal Policies in the Developing World?” Comparative Sociology, 11: 227-250.