Andrew Roth

  • Lecturer in SociologyAndy Roth
  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Contact Information

Email: rotha@sonoma.edu
Voicemail: 707.664.3398
Fax: 707.664.3920
Office: Stevenson 2084-M

Areas of Expertise:

Social Theory, News Media, Environmental Sociology, Qualitative Research Methods

Academic Interests:

All of my teaching and research deals with the uses of power and the consequences of its unequal distribution.  I believe that sociology provides useful tools not only for understanding the human condition but also, ultimately, for improving it.   As associate director of Project Censored, much of my current work focuses on the importance of a free press for democratic self-government and the ways that corporate news media narrow the scope of legitimate public discourse.

Courses Offered:

  • SOCI 375: Classical Sociological Theory
  • SOCI 431: Sociology of Religion
  • SOCI 434: Cinema and Society
  • SOCI 482: Sociology of Environment

Selected Publications:

  • Mickey Huff and Andy Lee Roth, co-editors.  2012.  Censored 2013:  Dispatches from the Media Revolution. New York: Seven Stories Press.
  • Andrew L. Roth, Zoe Huffman, Jeffrey Huling, Kevin Stolle, and Jocelyn Thomas.  2007.  "Covering War's Victims: A Content Analysis of Iraq and Afghanistan War Photographs in the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle," in Censored 2008: The Top Censored Stories of 2006-2007, edited by Peter Phillips and Andrew Roth.  New York: Seven Stories Press.
  • Andrew L. Roth and Emilie L. Vander Haar.  2006.  "Media Standing of Urban Parkland Movements: The Case of Los Angeles' Taylor Yard, 1985-2001." City and Community 5(2):129-151.
  • Andrew L. Roth.  2005.  "'Pop Quizzes' on the Campaign Trail: Journalists, Candidates and the Limits of Questioning." Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics 10(2):28-46.
  • Andrew L. Roth, Joshua Dunsby & Lisa Bero.  2003.  "Framing Processes in Public Commentary on US Federal Tobacco Control Regulation." Social Studies of Science (33)1:7-44.
  • Andrew L. Roth.  2002. "Social Epistemology in Broadcast News Interviews." Language in Society (31)3: 355-381.
  • Andrew L. Roth. 1998. "Who Makes the News:  Descriptions of Television News Interviewees' Public Personae."  Media, Culture & Society 20(1):79-107.