Russell Schutt

Russell Schutt is Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Research Associate at the Harvard Medical School and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  He investigates the nature of sociality, the effect of social context on functioning, the social systems designed to influence functioning, and the orientations of individuals to social context.  He has examined these issues in relation to social phenomena ranging from homelessness, public health, mental illness, substance abuse, and probation to cognitive functioning, legal decision-making, service satisfaction, and service preferences, with funding from federal and state agencies, private foundations, and the University of Massachusetts, and in collaboration with scholars and practitioners in multiple disciplines.  In addition to his research-based books and articles, he is the author of the leading sociology research methods text with SAGE Publications, Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research (now in its 8th edition), and co-author of adaptations for other disciplines.

Recent Posts

September 12, 2016 in Biology

Why Did Sociology Declare Independence From Biology (And Can They Be Reunited)? An Interview with Russell Schutt

TVOL’s series of articles on the theme “Truth and Reconciliation for Social Darwinism” goes beyond the stereotypic view that Darwin’s theory earned a thoroughly bad name for itself by unleashing…
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