Division of Social ScienceDepartment
Jack Levinson specializes in the sociology of health, illness and disability and in the sociology of psychoactive drug use and control. He teaches courses in these areas in the Sociology Department, and also teaches their social science components in the Sophie Davis Biomedical Program's course on addiction. His first book, Making Life Work: Freedom and Disability in a Community Group Home (University of Minnesota Press) is based on more than a year of field research in a community group home for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York City. Professor Levinson earned an interdisciplinary bachelor's degree in social science from Wesleyan University and then worked in public and private sector social services in New York City (for intellectual and developmental disabilities, drug use, homelessness, and families affected by HIV and AIDS). Jack Levinson received his doctorate in sociology at the City University of New York Graduate Center and, before joining The City College faculty, taught sociology and public health at Hunter College and sociology at Columbia University.
PrB.A., Wesleyan University
Ph.D., The City University of New York Graduate Center
Medicine, Health Illness and Disability
Drug Use and Drug Control
Work and Organizations
Making Life Work:Freedom and Disability in a Community Group Home.
University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
"The Group Home Workplace and the Work of Know-How." Human Studies:
A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences (2005) 28:57-58.