Jonah M Birch, Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Political Sociology
  • Labor and Social Movements
  • European Politics 
  • Work and Employment
  • Comparative Historical Sociology
  • Welfare States
  • Comparative Political Economy

Recent Publications

2020   Birch, Jonah. “The Rise of Socialism in the United States? American ‘Exceptionalism’ and the Left After 2016.” In Claes Brundenius, ed. Reflections on Socialism in the Twenty-First Century: Confronting Neo-Liberalism, the Environmental Imperative and the Rise of the Extreme Right. New York, NY: Springer. 2020.

 2019  "What the Presidential Debate on Race is Really About. Jacobin Magazine. 

2016.  "A French Spring", Jacobin Magazine

2016  "Social Democracy's Last Rounds,"  Interview with Wolfgang Streeck, Jacobin Magazine

2015 The Many Lives of François Mitterand,” Jacobin Magazine

2014 “The Poverty of Culture,” Jacobin Magazine (with Paul Heideman)

2013 “How Does the Subaltern Speak?” Interview with Vivek Chibber, Jacobin

Forthcoming Publications

Birch, Jonah. “Capitalism without Constraints? Wolfgang Streeck and the Death of Postwar Capitalism.” Under Review.

Birch, Jonah. “Institutionalism's Declining Returns: Crisis and Change in the Study of Contemporary Capitalism.” Draft Available.

Birch, Jonah. “Fascists for Democracy, Racists for Cultural Freedom: Explaining the Rise of Europe’s New Far Right Parties.” Invited Submission to Sociological Inquiry.

Birch, Jonah. “Statutory Change, Collective Bargaining, and Work-Time Reduction: The French and Germen Experiences.”

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Sociology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6935

Fax: (828) 262-2294

Office address
205B Chapell Wilson Hall
Mailing address
ASU Box 32115 480 Howard St. Boone NC 28608


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