Sergio A Cabrera

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Specialties:  Economic Sociology; Consumerism; Culture; Inequality; Sociological Theory; Methods

Hello world!

About Me:

I became a sociologist because sociology makes me happy. Sociology allows me to understand and be in touch with myself and people and events around me in ways that make everything more interesting, compelling, and relatable.

I also became a sociologist because it meant that I could spend the rest of my life working with and learning from students. Being able to share what motivates me about sociology with students is a joy, and the relationships I’ve developed and hope to continue developing with students have been profoundly meaningful.

I began teaching at Ithaca College in 2015. I hope to one day play second guitar in a traveling Grateful Dead tribute band and become a master woodworker. Until then, in my free time I enjoy cooking, baking, watches, indie folk, contemporary Bauhaus, soccer, PES 2021, podcasts, the paranormal, & TV dramas.



Introduction to Sociology

Sociological Inquiries (cornerstone course)

Rich and Poor in the U.S.

Quantitative Methods

Shopping and Identity in the New Economy

Sociology of Money

Not For Sale? The Moral Limits of Markets 


Ph.D. (2015) University of Texas at Austin 


E-mail: scabrera@ithaca.edu

Twitter: @S_A_Cabrera


Phone: 274-7968

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