Richard E. Ocejo

Richard E. Ocejo

Associate Professor
Phone number: 
212.237.8687
Room number: 
520.12HH

Education

2009 Ph.D. -   The Graduate Center, CUNY
2005 MA     -   Queens College, CUNY
2002 BA      -   Fordham University

Bio

I am an associate professor of sociology at John Jay College, and also a member of the doctoral faculty in sociology at the Graduate Center. My most recent book, Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy (Princeton University Press; 2017), is about the transformation of low-status occupations into "cool," cultural taste-making jobs (cocktail bartenders, craft distillers, upscale men's barbers, and whole animal butchers). My first book, Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City, about nightlife and conflict in gentrified neighborhoods, was also published by Princeton University Press in 2014. My work has appeared in such journals as City & Community, Poetics, Ethnography, and the European Journal of Cultural Studies. I am also the editor of Ethnography and the City: Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork (Routledge; 2012) and serve on the editorical boards of the journals Metropolitics, Work and Occupations, and the Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography. My current research examines small cities in the 21st century, focusing on the City of Newburgh, NY. My overall research and teaching interests include urban and cultural sociology, community studies, work and occupations, and research methods (especially qualitative methods). Finally, I am a podcast host of the Sociology channel on the New Books Network.

Publications

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Expertise

Urban and cultural sociology, community studies, work and occupations, and research methods (especially qualitative methods)

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