MARCEL PARET portrait
  • Associate Professor, Sociology Department
  • Assistant Professor, Sociology Department
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Research Summary

My research focuses on the political causes and consequences of inequality and economic insecurity, with particular attention to intersections of class, race, and citizenship. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, I examine varied patterns of democratic participation and community formation, such as protests, social movements, political parties, and unions. Much of my research concentrates on the local politics of impoverished urban communities in and around Johannesburg, South Africa.

Education

  • PhD, Sociology, University of California-Berkeley

Biography

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Utah, and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Social Change at the University of Johannesburg.