Gerald Markle

  • Gerald MarkleLecturer in Sociology

Contact Information:

Voicemail: 707.664.2469
Fax: 707.664.3920
Office: Stevenson Hall 2084-H

Areas of Expertise:

Comparative Historical, Sociology of Knowledge, Methods

Academic Interests:

I have wide-ranging interests.  Prior to my Ph.D. in Sociology, I studied molecular biology (M.A. plus two years).  As Professor of sociology, each of my books (and many of my chapters and articles) examines a different area of expertise.  In 2000, I received the Charles Horton Cooley Award for Distinguished Contributions to Sociology.  As Professor Emeritus, I've written six novels (none published yet, but I'm hoping that changes this year).

Selected Publications:

  • Science, Politics and Cancer: The Laetrile Phenomenon.  American Association for the Advancement of Science Selected Symposia Series, Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1980 (with James Petersen).
  • Cigarettes:  The Battle Over Smoking.  New Brunswick, New Jersey:  Rutgers University Press, 1983 (with Ronald Troyer). Translated into Japanese as Tabako no Shakai: Shien o Meguru Kobosen (Kyoto: Sekai Shisosha, 1992).
  • Minutes to Midnight: Nuclear Weapons Protest in America.  Newbury Park, California: Sage Publications, 1989 (with Frances McCrea).
  • Handbook of Science and Technology Studies.  Newbury Park, California: Official Publication of the Society for the Social Studies of Science.  Newbury Park, California: Sage Publications, 1995 (with Sheila Jasanoff, James Petersen and Trevor Pinch). Revised 2nd Edition, 2001. Translation into Chinese.  Beijing Institute of Technology Press, 2004
  • Meditations of a Holocaust Traveler.  Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1995.
  • What If Medicine Disappeared? Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2009 (with Frances McCrea).

Courses Offered:

Sociology 305: Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series