Bradley Nash, Jr. Ph.D.

Bradley Nash, Jr. joined the faculty of Appalachian State University in 2002 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Sociology.  He served as Undergraduate Sociology Program Director from 2005 through 2010 and Director of Sociology Graduate Program from 2017 through 2020.  His current research interests are labor law, social movements, and the sociology of science.  Recent teaching interests include sociological theory, the sociology of Appalachia, and political sociology.  He currently serves as an Area Editor (Work & Labor Markets; Labor & Labor Movements) for the American Sociological Association’s Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (TRAILS).  He also serves as a member of the ASA’s Online Presidential Biography Committee.

 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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