• Professor
Samuel Cohn


Professor Cohn works with large teams of undergraduates to discover new methods to reduce global poverty. He collaborates with students on social media projects to raise public awareness of the major problems that are challenging both our nation and the world. His students present their findings at conferences both in the United States and abroad.

Courses Taught at Texas A&M

  • SOCI 205: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 206: Global Social Trends
  • SOCI 322: Industrial Sociology
  • SOCI 607: Development Sociology


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan

Research Interests

    • Economic Development
    • Sociology of the Third World
    • Gender and Development

Selected Publications

    • 2019. Gender and Development: The Economic Basis of Women’s Power. Thousand Oaks, SAGE Publications. (with Rae Blumberg)
    • 2012. Employment and Development Under Globalization: State and Economy in Brazil. Basingstoke, U.K., Palgrave Macmillan.
    • 2012. ”O’Connorian Models of Peripheral Development – or How Third World States Resist World Systemic Pressures By Cloning the Policies of States in the Core.” Pp. 336-344  in Salvatore Babones and Christopher Chase-Dunn, (eds.), Handbook of World Systems Analysis. New York, Routledge.
    • 2000. Race and Gender Discrimination at Work. New York, Westview.
    • 1993. When Strikes Make Sense and Why: Lessons From Third Republic French Coal Miners. New York, Plenum.
    • 1985. Process of Occupational Sex-typing: Feminization of Clerical Labor in Great Britain. Philadelphia, Temple. (Winner of 1989 American Sociological Association Jessie Barnard Award for Best Book on Gender)