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Dr. David Jaffee

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Faculty Bio


Phone: (904) 620-2850

Office: Building 51, Room 2219



Areas of Expertise

Economic sociology, political economy, organization theory, sociology of higher education, the port economy, labor, international development, work and organizations, social and economic crises.



Ph.D. Sociology
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
May 1984

 M.A. Political Science
Washington University-St. Louis
August 1980

B.A. Political Science (Phi Beta Kappa)
University of Florida
December 1977



Research interests have included economic sociology, political economy, organization theory, and the sociology of higher education. Recent research projects include “The Ports Project” a community-based research project aimed at studying the various aspects and implications of a port economy, generally, and the expansion of the Jaxport enterprise, specifically. And, more recently, I have returned to my earlier interest in theories and dynamics of capitalist economic crises, but in the context of the ongoing neoliberal political-economic policy regime instituted since the late 1970’s.  

Jaffee teaches courses in Introduction to Sociology, Social Change and International Development, Social Science Data Analysis, and Political Sociology.