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Joshua Dubrow

Associate Researcher

Address: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii PAN,
Nowy Swiat 72, 00-330 Warszawa

Phone:  +48 22 657 2755

E-mail: dubrow.2@osu.edu

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Education and academic positions:

  • 2010 – present – Lecturer, Graduate School for Social Research (IFiS-PAN)
  • 2007 – present – Associate Professor, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFiS-PAN)
  • 2007 – present – Lecturer, University of Warsaw, Institute of Sociology
  • 2006 – PhD, The Ohio State University, Sociology, 2006;
  • 2000 – MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Sociology, 2000;
  • 1995 – BA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Sociology, 1995.

Academic Interests:

Social stratification, Political sociology, Political inequality, Area studies in post-communist Europe specializing in Poland and Romania, Intersectionality, Sociology of elites, Sociology of sport

Research Projects:

Representation ofCountries in Conferences Hosted by the International Sociological Association,1992 to 2012 (ongoing; together with Marta Kolczynska and Irina Tomescu-Dubrow)

This research project aims to empirically examine country representation at events of the InternationalSociological Association (ISA), a large and prestigious professional association whose stated mission isthe inclusion of sociologists from across the world. Participation in key ISA-hosted events is a major wayfor sociologists to benefit from the professional association. Yet, researchers from some countries areoften absent from these events. Systematic attendance bias would have serious negativeconsequences. First, sociologists from countries generally not represented miss out on the personalnetworking that is intrinsic to professional events and, at the same time, they do not get to share theirlocal knowledge with their ISA colleagues. Both are limitations to inclusion in the international socialscience community that ISA calls for. Second, sociologists from countries who typically go the ISAevents lose the opportunity to learn from and connect with sociologists from the countries that aresystematically absent. We ask the following questions: Are differences between countries that attendvs. those who do not systematic? and What factors drive attendance? We base our analyses on adataset of countries as the units of analysis constructed with information from the ISA and variouspublic data sources. ISA provided us with official country attendance counts spanning 1992 to 2012;events in these data include the quadrennial World Congress and the mid-term Forums. We identifythree types of factors -- economic, political and social – that influence country representation at theseevents. Key variables include Gross Domestic Product per capita (in Purchasing Power Parity), level ofdemocracy from Freedom House, a measure of the social science research infrastructure as measuredby country inclusion in the World Values Survey, and variables related to the ISA itself, including ISAmembership counts per country, membership fee and event registration fee burdens and whether thecountry contains an ISA affiliated member organization. We intend for this research to enhancediscussions of actions that the ISA Executive Committee could take to extend their worldwide reach.

Research Progress:


Recent Publications:

  • Tomescu-Dubrow, Irina, Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow, and Kazimierz M. Slomczynski.  “Ecological Determinants of Local Government Opposition to Federal Policy.”  Forthcoming in the Journal of Urban Affairs.
  • Dubrow, Joshua Kjerulf. 2012. “Dynamics of Political Inequality of Voice: Romanian and Polish Women’s Parliamentary Representation since 1945.” Studia Sociologia 57(1): 3 – 25.
  • Dubrow, Joshua Kjerulf.  2012.  “Do Political Parties Represent Women, the Poor and the Old? Party Image, Party System and Democracy.”  International Journal of Sociology 42(1): 78 – 86.
  • Dubrow, Joshua Kjerulf.  “Why Should Social Scientists Account for Intersectionality in Quantitative Analysis of Survey Data?” Forthcoming in Intersectionality & Critique: Intersectionality and Its Contributions to Critical Approaches in the Humanities in Germany, France, and the US.
  • Dubrow, Joshua Kerjulf and jimi adams. 2012. “Hoop Inequalities: Race, Class and Family Structure Background and the Odds of Playing in the National Basketball Association.”  International Review for the Sociology of Sport47(1): 43-59.
  • Dubrow, Joshua Kjerulf. 2011.  “The Importance of Party Ideology:  Explaining Parliamentarian Support for Political Party Gender Quotas in Eastern Europe.”  Party Politics 17(5): 561-580.
  • Dubrow, Joshua Kjerulf.  2011. “Sociology and American Studies: A Case Study in the Limits of Interdisciplinarity.” The American Sociologist 42(4): 303-315.
  • Pawlowski, Lukasz and Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow.  2011. “Worlds Apart? Political Theorists, Parliamentarians and the Meaning of Unequal Representation.”  Polish Sociological Review 175(3): 301 – 314.



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