Teaching students to ask questions
Author Jeff Manza talks about teaching students to question the world around them and how that can impact them throughout their life.
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Jeff is a Professor of Sociology and the former chair of the Department of Sociology at New York University. Before joining the faculty at NYU, he taught at Penn State and Northwestern. His teaching and research interests lay at the intersection of inequality, political sociology, and public policy. His research has examined how different types of social identities and inequalities influence political processes such as voting behavior, partisanship, and public opinion (at both the macro and micro level).
In addition to his research and scholarship, Jeff is a dedicated and award-winning teacher. While chair of the NYU Department, he launched The Sociology Project: An Introduction to the Sociological Imagination, a unique joint venture of the Department faculty which seeks to develop a new model for the introductory textbook. Each chapter is authored by a faculty member who teaches and writes on the topic. The book is also unique in that profits will be reinvested in the graduate and undergraduate sociology programs at NYU.