Steve Pfaff is a professor in Sociology with areas of intrest in collective action, comparative sociology, East Europe, historical sociology, political sociology, religion, social movements, and theory. Professor Pfaff attained his BA in German and History from the State University of New York at Albany. He then completed two masters degrees in European History and Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lastly, he completed his Ph.D in Sociology at New York University. Professor Pfaff has taught SOC 357 A: Sociology of Religion, SOC 316 A: Introduction to Sociological Theory, and SOC 555 A: Methods in Macro, Comparative, and Historical Sociology to name a few.
Professor Pfaff has recently published a book and the following articles:
- Goldman, Marion S., and Steven Pfaff. The Spiritual Virtuoso Personal Faith and Social Transformation. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
- The true citizens of the city of God: the cult of saints, the Catholic social order, and the urban Reformation in Germany
- Piety, Power, and the Purse: Religious Economies Theory and Urban Reform in the Holy Roman Empire
- The Problem of Solidarity in Insurgent Collective Action: The Nore Mutiny of 1797
- Structure and Dynamics of Religious Insurgency: Students and the Spread of the Reformation
- Causes and Consequences of the Protestant Reformation
- Grievances and the Genesis of Rebellion: Mutiny in the Royal Navy, 1740 to 1820