Fabio Rojas

Fabio Rojas

Indiana University Bloomington

Fabio Rojas received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 2003. His main research interest is organizational analysis and its intersections with political sociology. His upcoming book, From Black Power to Black Studies: How a Radical Social Movement Became an Academic Discipline (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), uses data from the black studies movement to show how social movements generate lasting organizational change. He has also published in journals such as Social Forces, Rationality and Society, and the Journal of Institutional Economics. His new project examines how social movements adopt the role of formalized lobby with data on the current anti-war movement. In addition to his research on the black studies movement, Fabio has published papers and edited volume chapters on computer modeling, rational choice theory, and economic sociology. He currently teaches introduction to sociology, economic sociology, social theory and theories of social organization for graduate students. His leisure time is spent with his family and his musical pursuits.


2 Simple Steps to Make a Difference in the World

What can you do to change minds and change the world? Prof. Fabio Rojas has 2 simple steps for you to make a difference. Watch the full interview

Do protests work?

Do violent protests on college campuses actually lead to change? What about peaceful protests? Dr. Fabio Rojas says that HOW you protest is crucial.

The Civil Rights Movement: There’s No Equality without Enforced Rights

On paper, blacks had equal constitutional rights by 1866. The Civil Rights Movement pushed to get those rights enforced. Prof. Fabio Rojas explains.