Bradley Nash, Jr. Ph.D.

Dr. Bradley Nash Jr. joined the faculty at Appalachian State University in 2002.  In the past, he served as Undergraduate Sociology Director (2005-10) and Graduate Sociology Director (2017-20).  Current teaching interests include environmental sociology, sociological theory, and the sociology of Appalachia.  One of his long-standing areas of research has been the comparative-historical analysis of labor law and its impact on labor movements.  More recently, he has also begun research in the area of the sociology of science, specifically looking at the intersections of scientists and various social movements.  He currently serves on the editorial board of the American Sociological Association’s Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology.


Graduate Institution: Virginia Tech (Ph.D. 2000)

Specialties: Work & Organizations, Political Sociology, and Sociological Theory

Courses Taught

  • Sociological Theory
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Work & Organizations
  • Sociology of Appalachia
  • Social Stratification
  • Applied Sociology

Research Interests

  • Labor Movements and Labor Laws
  • Epistemological Foundations of Sociology
  • History of Social Thought
  • Appalachian Region

Recent Publications

Nash, Bradley Jr.  “Labor Law Reform and Organized Labor: A Comparative-Historical Sociology of Unanticipated Outcomes”Humanity and Society.  Volume 43, Number 2.  2019. 

 Kleitsch, David, Ed Rosenberg and Bradley Nash, Jr.  “Community in a Virtual Environment: Can YouTube Build Community for LGBT Youth?”  Sociation Today.  Volume 13, Number 2.  2015.



Title: Professor
Department: Department of Sociology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2486

Office address
203C Chapell Wilson Hall


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