John Foran

John Foran
Professor of Sociology

Office Location

Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3417


PhD, UC Berkeley


John Foran is professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is also involved with the programs in Latin American and Iberian Studies, and Women, Culture, and Development. He was visiting professor of sociology and Latin American Studies at Smith College from 2000 to 2002, and Visiting Professor of Sociology at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, from 2009 to 2010. His current areas of interest include the comparative study of 20th-century revolutions and 21st-century radical social change, development, climate, and globalization, and the global justice and climate justice movements. He is currently working on one book, Taking Power or (Re)Making Power:  Movements for Radical Social Change and Global Justice.He is also engaged in a long-term research project on the global climate justice movement, with Richard Widick.