Sociology Faculty - Dr. Brian Klocke

Assistant Professor of Sociology

I have been a SUNY Plattsburgh faculty member since 1997 and I was a fellow in residence in 2010 at the Institute for Ethics in Public Life. My varied research projects, from the study of the War on Terrorism campaign, to the policing of social movements, to the social drama of a professor controversy, and the theory of moral panics, all employ a critical sociological study of how identities, discourses, and ideologies interact with political, social, and institutional structures to affect social inequality locally and globally. I value a public sociology, which seeks to stimulate public debate about social inequalities and promote solutions to social problems based on scholarly research and democratic principles.


  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Colorado, 2004
  • M.S. in College Student Personnel Work, Indiana State University, 1992
  • B.S. in Psychology with a Design Studies minor, Iowa State University, 1989

Teaching Areas

  • Sociology of Globalization
  • Media and Society
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology of Women and Gender
  • Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Affiliations and Activities

Research Areas

  • Critical Discourse Analysis & media framing of race, class, gender and nation
  • Social movements and police & state repression
  • Globalization & the War on Terrorism
  • Moral Panics

Recent Publications

Contact Brian Klocke

Office: Redcay Hall 228
Phone: (518) 564-3305