Zachary M. Wilmot

Brown University, Department of Sociology, Box 1916, Providence, RI 02912

Zachary_Wilmot@brown.edu

http://zacharymwilmot.com

EDUCATION


2013-present

Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Brown University
Dissertation:
Realizing Revolution: Culture, Contingency, and Change in Nicaragua and Iran, 1979-2009

Exam Areas: Cultural Sociology (with Distinction), Political Sociology

2015

A. M. Sociology, Brown University

Thesis: Meaning through Movement: Frames, Understandings, and Transformations in a Revolutionary Egypt

2013

B. A. History & Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

CHC Scholar with Greatest Distinction, summa cum laude

 Thesis: God, King, and Man: Visions of Society in Early Medieval Iran

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS


Brown University

2017

Department of Sociology Teaching Fellowship

2016-2017

Manning Graduate Fellowship

2014  

Summer Mentored Research Fellowship with Susan Short

2013-2014

Brown University Graduate Fellowship

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2013

Simon and Satenig Ermonian Scholarship

2012

Louis S. Greenbaum History in Writing Prize

2011-2013

W.E.B. DuBois Award for Sociological Achievement

 

SKILLS


Research:

Comparative & Historical Analysis, Text & Content Analysis, Social Media

Software:

Gephi, NVivo, SPSS, Stata

Language:

English (Native), Spanish (Reading, Speaking), Persian (Reading), Arabic (Reading)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS (Keywords: Change, Culture, Action, & Power)


Revolutions & Social Movements

Comparative/Historical Sociology

Social Change

Political Sociology

Cultural Sociology & Knowledge

Organizations

Media & Globalization

Middle East & Latin America

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


American Sociological Association

Society for the Study of Social Problems

Social Science History Association

International Sociological Association

Eastern Sociological Society

TEACHING EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS


       

Primary Instructor, Brown University, Department of Sociology

2017

Revolutions and Social Change

Upper-Level Seminar

Teaching Assistant, Brown University, Department of Sociology

Spring

2019

Economic Development and Social Change

Instructor: Paget Henry

Spring

2018

Perspectives on Social Interaction: An Introduction to Social Psychology

Instructor: Gregory Elliott

Fall

2016  

Micro-Organizational Theory

Instructors: Mark Suchman & Dan Hirschman

Fall

 

Macro-Organizational Theory

Instructor: Mark Suchman

Spring

2015

Micro-Organizational Theory

Instructor: Mark Suchman

Fall

Macro-Organizational Theory

Instructor: Mary Fennell

Spring

2014

Micro-Organizational Theory

Instructor: Mark Suchman

Fall

Brown University Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

2019

Teaching Consultant Program

2018

Teaching Consultant Program

2016

Certificate II: Principles and Practice of Course Design

2015

Certificate I: Reflective Teaching

Brown University Writing Center

2018-2019

Writing Associate

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS


2019

“Towards a Theory of Revolutionary Formations: How Revolutions Shaped Social Change in Iran and Nicaragua, 1979-1990.” Manuscript to be presented at the Junior Theorists Symposium, New York City NY, August.

2019

"Theologies of Revolution: Religion, Utopia, and Change in Iran and Nicaragua." Manuscript to be presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York City NY, August.

2019

“Between Freedom and Change: Tension and Contradiction in Nicaragua and Iran, 1979-1990.” Manuscript presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston MA, March.

2018

“Revolution and its Discontents: Alternative and Counter-Revolutions in Iran and Nicaragua, 1979-1990.” Manuscript presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, February 2018.

2017

“Revolution and its Discontents: Alternative and Counter-Revolutions in Revolutionary Cultures.” Invited Talk at “Constellations of Empire, Nationalism and Revolution in 1917 and 2017,” Providence RI, December.

2017

“Democracy through Revolution: Voice and Rights in the Revolutionary Process.” Manuscript presented at the Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, Montreal QC, November.

2017

“Revolution for Whom? Miskitos and Sandinistas in Revolutionary Nicaragua, 1979-1987.” Manuscript presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal QC, August.

2015

“The Social Construction of Revolution: Frames, Understandings, and the Internet in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.” Manuscript presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, August.

2015

“Meaning Through Movement: Frames, Understandings, and Transformation in a Revolutionary Egypt.” Manuscript presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, August.