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Emily B. Campbell


Sociology and Anthropology
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center 

Fields: political sociology; race and ethnicity; the sociology of human rights; cultural sociology; drugs and society; transnational sociology, especially Latin America and Europe


Contact Information

Office Phone: (508)793-3753
Office: Beaven 221
Office Hours:
PO Box: 50A


Emily B. Campbell, Ph.D., received her degree in Sociology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).  Her dissertation, “Grief, Care and Politics in the American Opioid Crisis” is an examination of the social impact of drug overdose death through a case study of New England. Her areas of expertise include political sociology, race and ethnicity, human rights, social movements, education, cultural sociology, drugs and society and social theory. She is a research affiliate to the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University.

Professor Campbell’s research and teaching engage a transnational perspective; she was a research fellow in Mexico City conducting research on the human rights implications of the drug war and a predoctoral fellow at the Department of Sociology, Organization, Migration and Participation at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.  A passionate educator, she previously taught at Lehman College, CUNY in the Bronx and served as a researcher to the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers’ College Columbia University.  At College of the Holy Cross, she teaches Drugs in the Americas, Global Antiracism, Race, Racism and Antiracism and the Sociological Perspective.


Journal Articles:

Campbell, Emily B., John Torpey, and Bryan S. Turner. “Religion and the Occupy Wall Street movement.” Critical Research on Religion 3.2 (2015): 127-147.

Gordon, Edmund W., and Emily B. Campbell“Context and Perspective: Implications for Assessment in Education.” Teachers College Record 116 (2014): 1-18

Book Chapter:

Campbell, Emily B. and Edmund W. Gordon. 2017. “The Role of Family and Home in Children’s Intellectual Development”. Strengthening Families, Communities and Schools to Support Children’s Development. Routledge.

Other publications:

Campbell, Emily B. 2018. “As the opioid epidemic continues, the holidays bring need to support those in grief.” The Conversation. December 20. Republished in Connecticut Post, Danbury News-Times (CT), Elko Daily Free Press (NV), Lincoln Journal Star (KS), Idaho Press-Tribune,, Stamford Advocate (CT).

Campbell, Emily B. 2017. “Deconstructing (nationalist) moral walls: We need a humanist political economy.” Estudios Criticos de la Cultura, Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México. N. 20.1. September 11.

Campbell, Emily B. 2017. “Deconstruyendo muros morales (nacionalistas): necesitamos una economía política humanista.” Estudios Criticos de la Cultura, Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México. N. 20.2. September 11.

Campbell, Emily B. 2017. “As I See It: The toll of drugs on both sides of the border.”  Worcester Telegram and Gazette, August 7, p. A11.