Eric Margolis

Associate Professor (retired) Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Arizona State University

Eric Margolis is a Sociologist and Associate Professor retired from The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.  He is Past-President of the International Visual Sociology Association.  His scholarly interests include the politics of higher education, visual research methods in general and visual ethnography in particular. 

His most recent book is The Sage Handbook of Visual Research co-edited with Luc Pauwels. (Sage Publications, London, 2011).  An edited book, The Hidden Curriculum in Higher Education, was published by Routledge in 2001 and translated into Chinese and Farsi; The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities, edited with Mary Romero was published in 2005.

Recent articles include “The Shift from Internationalism to Identity Politics: From Our Oppression to My Oppression”with Michael Soldatenko (forthcoming), “School as Ceremony and Ritual: How Photography Illuminates Moments of Ideological Transfer” with Drew Chappell and Sharon Chappell. Qualitative Inquiry 17:1, 2011. “Architectural and Built Environment Discourses in an Educational Context: The Gottscho and Schleisner Collection” with Sheila Fram, Visual Studies 26:3, 2011. 

 Book chapters include “Higher Education and the Capitalist Turn: Research and Reflections” with Michael Soldatenko Higher Education & Society Edited by Joseph L. DeVitis and Pietro A. Sasso.  Peter Lang. 2015. “On using Found Object Photographs in School Research” with Jeremy Rowe Visual Research Methods in Education edited by Julian Moss and Barbara Pini Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.