Steve G. Hoffman

Assistant Professor


    Education: Ph.D, Northwestern University

    Research Interests:

    Organizations, Social Psychology,

    Theory, Science and Technology, Qualitative Methods

    Recent Courses:
    Classical Sociological Theory
    Contemporary Social Theory
    Organizational Sociology
    Organizational Disasters



Steve G. Hoffman is a social theorist and ethnographer whose research lies at the intersection of organizational studies, social psychology, and science and technology studies. He is particularly interested in the organizational processes that structure meaning and decision-making.

He mostly teaches classes in social theory and organizational studies.


For more information, an updated CV, and links to many of his publications, please visit his personal web page.

Representative Publications:

Hoffman, Steve G. 2006. “How to Punch Someone and Stay Friends: An Inductive Theory of Simulation.” Sociological Theory. 24, 2: 170-193.

Hoffman, Steve G. 2011. “The New Tools of the Science Trade: Contested Knowledge Production and the Conceptual Vocabularies of Academic Capitalism.” Social Anthropology. 19, 4: 439-462.

Berrey, Ellen, Steve G. Hoffman, and Laura Beth Nielsen. 2012. “Situated Justice: A Contextual Analysis of Fairness and Inequality in Employment Discrimination Litigation.” Law & Society Review. 46, 1: 1-36.