Bradley Nash, Jr. Ph.D.

Dr. Nash earned a B.S. in Sociology and Psychology from Northland College (WI) in 1985 and a M.A. in Sociology from Central Michigan University in 1987.  He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Virginia Tech in 2000 and joined the Department of Sociology at Appalachian State University in 2002.  His primary teaching areas include Sociology of Work & Organizations, Sociological Theory, and Social Movements.  His research focuses on labor union, political policy, and comparative-historical analysis

 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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