Faculty Profile

Erik Love

Assistant Professor of Sociology (2009; 2012)

Contact Information

on sabbatical 2015-16


Denny Hall Room 105


Erik Love received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he was a Regents Fellow. Erik’s research centers on civil rights advocacy in the United States. He has presented his research on the efforts of Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian American advocacy organizations at several academic conferences, in peer-reviewed journals, and he has contributed to a wide range of popular publications. His work has won the support of the National Science Foundation, the Richard Flacks Fund for the Study of Democracy, and the Center for New Racial Studies. Prior to joining the faculty at Dickinson, Erik lived and studied in Jerusalem, Cairo, and Kyoto. Since arriving at Dickinson, Erik has continued his research on civil rights advocacy as he prepares a book manuscript.


  • B.A., Albion College, 2001
  • M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006
  • Ph.D., 2011

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

SOCI 400 Technology and Society
How many times today have you checked your phone to see if you had a message waiting? It's likely that your answer to that question will probably be "too many to count." In the past two decades, rapid development of communication technology has transformed how Americans relate with one another. However, recent research questions whether the overall level of social connection in America has actually decreased over the past twenty years. This seminar will consider sociological theories about technology, and look at empirical research on contemporary lived experiences during rapid technological development, with a particular focus on communications technologies.

Spring 2015

SOCI 234 Middle Eastern Am Communities
Permission of Instructor Required.Cross-listed with MEST 234-01.

MEST 234 Middle Eastern Am Communities
Permission of Instructor Required. Cross-listed with SOCI 234-01.

SOCI 240 Qualitative Methods
Permission of Instructor Required.

MEST 272 Islam and the West
Permission of Instructor Required.Cross-listed with SOCI 272-01.

SOCI 272 Islam and the West
Permission of Instructor Required.Cross-listed with MEST 272-01.

MEST 550 Independent Research