Dr. Patricia J. Sohn, Ph.D. 

Dr. Sohn

Associate Professor

National Awards

Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for three years of service on the National Screening Committee of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program
National Science Foundation Dissertation Grant, Law and Social Sciences Program (#SES 9906136 co-PI)
Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Research Fellow
Social Science Research Council, Near and Middle East Research and Training Program Pre-Dissertation Fellow
Social Science Research Council, competitive special-topics dissertation workshop Fellow, “States and Societies in the Middle East”
Dorot Foundation

Visiting Appointments

Harvard University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Visiting Scholar (1.5 years, 2003-2004)
Hebrew University, Department of Political Science, Visiting Scholar/Dissertation Fellow (academic year, 1999-2000) (on classroom lecture and one conference research paper presented in Hebrew)
Portland State University, International and Global Studies, Visiting Scholar (academic year, 2017-2018)
Washington State University – Vancouver, Public Affairs, Visiting Scholar (academic year, 2017-2018)
Tel Aviv University, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Pre-Dissertation Fellow (one semester, 1997)
Group d’Analyse des Politiques Publiques (GAPP), École Normale Supérieure (ENS)-Cachan, France, Research Fellow (one month, 2004)
Birkbeck College of Law, University of London, Honorary Fellow (one month, 2004) (post-modernism and law)

Areas of Interest within Comparative Politics

  • Law and Courts (Comparative Judicial Politics and Comparative Constitutionalism)
  • Religion and Politics
  • Gender Politics

Region of Specialty

  • The Modern Middle East (Middle East and North Africa, Morocco – Pakistan)
    • Religious Resurgence, Religious-Secular Dynamics, Identity Politics, Religion and Gender Politics
    • Law and Courts
    • Israel/Palestine

Theory and Methods

  • Micro-Level Politics (e.g., grassroots and state-society relations)
  • The intersection of historical institutionalism and political sociology
  • Political Ethnography, Qualitative Methods, In-Depth Interviews and an interest in Life Stories

Image by Nicolas Raymond

Contact Information

  • Office: 333 Anderson

  • Phone:  352-273-2370

  • Email:  pjsohn@ufl.edu

Office Hours

Summer 2019 – May: Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., or by appointment


Last updated June 11, 2019