Full-Time Lecturer and (Interim) Director of Undergraduate Studies
Max A. Greenberg researches and teaches in the areas of political sociology, youth and families, and gender.
His most recent book, Twelve Weeks to Change a Life: At Risk Youth in a Fractured State, examines the reorganization of state power around short-term grants and fleeting programs. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork and historical research, the book explores interpersonal violence prevention programs on the ground: in the booming market for programming, inside a 40-year-old nonprofit striving to keep up, in classrooms where programs are implemented, and into the lives of young people marked as at-risk.
His first book, Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women, draws on life history interviews and archival research to explore how identity, cultural shifts and social policy shaped men’s engagements with anti-violence feminist politics across three eras.