Stanislav Vysotsky is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Willamette University in Salem, OR. He received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.S. degrees in Sociology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include: Social Theory, Race and Prejudice, Social Movements, Social Conflict, Hate Crimes & Hate Groups, Youth Culture (with an emphasis on Counterculture), Popular Culture, and Deviance.
At Willamette his primary teaching interests and responsibilities include: Crime, Delinquency, and the Criminal Justice System (SOC 134), Navigating Social Worlds (SOC 201), Sociological Theory (SOC 303), Social Psychology (SOC312), Deviance and Social Control (SOC 339), and Senior Seminar: Subcultures and Countercultures (SOC 499).
Dr. Vysotsky’s research has focused on the conflict between supremacist groups in contemporary American society and their militant anti-fascist opposition through ethnographic and interview research with anti-fascist activists in order to understand the relationship between threat, space, subculture, and social movement activism. His current research is focused on understanding how social movement activists engage in practices of policing in prefigurative spaces and activities. In pursuit of this project he has conducted content analysis of the portrayal of the Occupy movement in the press and is currently interviewing activists who have engaged in policing practices as part of their social justice work.
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