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Dalton Conley

Dalton Conley is Dean for the Social Sciences, as well as University Professor at New York University. He holds faculty appointments in NYU's Sociology Department, School of Medicine, and the Wagner School of Public Service. In 2005, Conley became the first sociologist to win the prestigious National Science Foundation's Alan T. Waterman Award, which honors an outstanding young U.S. scientist or engineer. He writes for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Slate, and Forbes. He is the author of Honky (2001) and The Pecking Order: A Bold New Look at How Family and Society Determine Who We Become (2004). His other books include Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth, and Social Policy in America (1999), The Starting Gate: Birth Weight and Life Chances (2003), and Elsewhere, U.S.A. (2009).

Books by Dalton Conley

  1. Book CoverYou May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist


    Make the familiar strange with Dalton Conley's "untextbook."More

  2. Book CoverYou May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist

    Second Edition

    The “untextbook” that teaches students to think like a sociologist.More

  3. Book CoverYou May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist

    Third Edition

    The “untextbook” that teaches students to think like a sociologist.More

  4. Book CoverYou May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist

    Core Third Edition

    The “untextbook” that teaches students to think like a sociologist, now available in a core edition.More