A. Javier Trevino
Jane Oxford Keiter Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Boston College
M.A., Northern Arizona University
B.A., University of North Texas
Social Theory; Sociology of Law; Deviance and Social Control; Criminology.
I'm currently writing a book on service sociology and a textbook on social problems.
I teach courses in Sociological Theory, Sociology of Law, Criminology, Deviance and Social Control, Latino Communities.
Consultant, Department Resource Group, American Sociological Association, 2012-
President, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2010-2011
Fulbright Scholar, Republic of Moldova, 2009
Visiting Research Fellow, University of Sussex, UK, 2006
President, Justice Studies Association, 2000-2002
General Editor of the Social Thinkers Series, Pine Forge Press/SAGE Publications.
General Editor of the Law & Society Series, Transaction Publishers
The Sociology of Law: A Bibliography of Theoretical Literature. Rochester, Vt: Schenkman Books, Inc. (1994). Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, Second edition (1998), Third edition (2003), Fourth edition (2008).
"On the Facilitating Actions of Service Sociology" Journal of Applied Social Science Vol. 7, No. 1, Pp. 95-109 (2013).
"The Challenge of Service Sociology" Social Problems Vol. 59, No. 1, Pp. 2-20 (2012).
“Teaching and Learning Service Sociology,” in Teaching/Learning Matters (Newsletter for the American Sociological Association’s section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology) Vol. 40, No. 1, Pp. 4-6 (Summer 2011).
"Introduction," Pp. ix-xxviii in Law and Morality, by Leon Petrazycki. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers (2011).
"The Symbol and Substance of C. Wright Mills," in Sociology Vol. 44, No. 3, Pp. 577-83 (2010).
"Trust and Civil Dialogue in Democratic Society," Pp. 64-71 in Challenges of Democracy, edited by Elena Crestianicov. Chisinau, Republic of Moldova: Moldova State University Press (2010).
"Introduction," Pp. ix-xxvi in The Institutions of Private Law and their Social Functions, by Karl Renner. New Bruswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers (2010).
"The Place of Law in Talcott Parsons's American Societal Community," Pp. 167-94 in Talcott Parsons: A Collection of Essays in Honour of Talcott Parsons, edited by Christopher Hart. Cheshire, UK: Midrash Publications (2009).
"George C. Homans, the Human Group, and Elementary Social Behaviour," in The Encyclopaedia of Informal Education, online at, http://www.infed.org/thinkers/george_homans.htm (2009).
"What's So Critical About Critical Race Theory? (with Michelle A. Harris and Derron Wallace) in Contemporary Justice Review Vol. 11, No. 1, Pp. 7-10 (2008).
"Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.," "C. Wright Mills," "Talcott Parsons," "Roscoe Pound," "Nicholas S. Timasheff," in Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives edited by David S. Clark. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications (2007).
"Introduction: The Sentiments and Activities of George C. Homans," Pp. 1-42 in George C. Homans: History, Theory, and Method edited by A. Javier Trevino. Boulder, Col.: Paradigm Publishers (2006).
"Functional imperatives/prerequisites (AGIL)," Pp. 293-295 in International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology edited by Jens Beckert and Milan Zafirovski. London: Routledge (2006).
"Introduction," Pp. xxi-xxxiii in General Theory of Law and State by Hans Kelsen New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers (2005).
"Parsons's Action-System Requisite Model and Weber's Elective Affinity: A Convergence of Convenience," in Journal of Classical Sociology Vol. 5, No. 3, Pp. 319-348, (2005).
"Sociological Perspectives on Crime" Pp. 23-54 in Understanding Crime: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Cincinnati, Ohio: LexisNexis/Anderson Publishing, (2005).
"Introduction: A Multidisciplined Approach to Crime" (with Susan-Guarino-Ghezzi), Pp. 1-21 in Understanding Crime: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Cincinnati, Ohio: LexisNexis/Anderson Publishing, (2005).
"Cesare Beccaria," Pp. 97-98; "Jeremy Bentham," Pp. 100-102; "Prohibition," 1315-1318 in Encyclopedia of Criminology edited by Richard A. Wright and J. Mitchell Miller. New York: Routledge, (2005).
"The Influence of C. Wright Mills on Students for a Democratic Society," Pp. 95-115; "The Hispanic Writings of C. Wright Mills," Pp. 185-218 in C. Wright Mills: Three Volumes edited by Stanley Aronowitz. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications (2004).
"Remembering George Washington on the Rio Grande," Pp. 35-47 in Storytelling Sociology: Narrative as Social Inquiry edited by Ronald J. Berger and Richard Quinney. Boulder, Col.: Lynne Rienner Publishers (2005).
"Introduction: Erving Goffman and the Interaction Order" Pp. 1-49 in Goffman's Legacy edited by A. Javier Trevino. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield (2003).
"Sociological Theory at the Crossroads" in Contemporary Sociology Vol. 32, No. 3, Pp. 282-288, (2003).
"Introduction" Pp. ix-xxxix in An Introduction to the Sociology of Law by Nicholas S. Timasheff. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers (2001).
"The Sociology of Law in Global Perspective" in The American Sociologist Vol. 32. No. 2, Pp. 5-9, (2001).
"Introduction: The Theory and Legacy of Talcott Parsons," Pp. xv-lviii in Talcott Parsons Today: His Theory and Legacy in Contemporary Sociology edited by A. Javier Trevino. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield (2001).
"Introduction," Pp. ix-xxi, in The Social Reality of Crime by Richard Quinney. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers (2001).
"Truth and Environmental Justice in the Woburn Toxic Waste Case," in Contemporary Justice Review Vol. 3, Issue 3, Pp. 335-343 (2000).
"On Durkheim's Religion and Simmel's Religiosity," reprinted in The Living Legacy of Marx, Durkheim & Weber: Applications and Analyses of Classical Sociological Theory by Modern Social Scientists Vol. II, Pp. 471-485. Edited by Richard Altschuler. New York: Gordian Knot Books (2000).
"Sharing Democracy's Community," in Society Vol. 37, No. 5, Pp. 78-84 (2000).
"Criminal Justice Contra Racial Justice," in Contemporary Justice Review Vol. 2, Issue 3, Pp. 327-347 (1999).
"Baseball, Nationalism, and the Two Laredos," in Qualitative Sociology Vol. 22, No. 3, Pp. 269-274 (1999).
"Images of Justice in Nineteenth Century Anglo-American Literature: An Archetypal Analysis of Two Great Books," in Contemporary Justice Review Vol. 1, Nos. 2-3, Pp. 277-295 (1998).
"The Influence of C. Wright Mills on Students for a Democratic Society: An Interview with Bob Ross," (with Robert J.S. Ross) in Humanity and Society Vol. 22, No. 3, Pp. 260-277 (1998).
"Toward a General Theoretical-Methodological Framework for the Sociology of Law: Another Look at the Eastern European Pioneers," in Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance Vol. 1., Pp. 155-202. Jeffery T. Ulmer (ed.). Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press. (1998)
"Nine Law and Society / Sociology of Law Textbooks and Readers for the 1990s: A Comparative Review," in Teaching Sociology Vol. 26, No. 4, Pp. 354-380, (1998).
"On Durkheim's Religion and Simmel's Religiosity," in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Vol. 37, No. 1, Pp. 191-196 (1998).
"Teaching College Students in Postmodern Society, or Whatever" in SSSP Newsletter Vol. 29, No.1, Pp. 30-33 (1998).
"The Hispanic Writings of C. Wright Mills: A Study in Social Psychology," in The American Sociologist Vol. 28, No. 3, Pp. 29-56 (1997).
"Mills, Mass Society, and Media Markets," in Sociological Imagination Vol. 34, Nos. 2-3, Pp. 155-180 (1997).
"Introduction," Pp. vii - xlix, in Social Control Through Law by Roscoe Pound. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers (1997).
"What Happened to the New Sociology?," in Sociological Imagination Vol. 33, Nos. 3-4, Pp. 177-190 (1996).
"The Place of a General Theory of Law in Social Problems Inquiry: A Marxist-Oriented Approach," in Perspectives on Social Problems Vol. 8, Pp. 199-248. James A. Holstein and Gale Miller (eds.). Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press (1996).
"The Politics of Culture: A Reply to Murray Wax," in Sociological Imagination Vol. 32, No. 2, Pp. 126-132 (1995).
"The Influence of Sociology on American Jurisprudence: From Oliver Wendell Holmes to Critical Legal Studies," in Mid-American Review of Sociology Vol. 18, Nos. 1, Pp. 23-46 (1994).
"Interviewing Women: Researcher Sensitivity and the Male Interviewer," in Humanity and Society Vol. 16, No. 4, Pp. 504-523 (1992).
"Alcoholics Anonymous as Durkheimian Religion," in Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion Vol. 4, Pp. 183-208. Monty L. Lynn and David O.Moberg (eds.). Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press. (1992).
"Richard Quinney: A Wisconsin Sociologist," in Wisconsin Sociologist Vol. 26, No. 4, Pp. 126-134 (1989).