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Thomas Janoski
Professor of Sociology
Former Director of the Quantitative Initiative in the Policy and Social Science (QIPSR)
Past Chair of the Section on Political Sociology at ASA

Thomas Janoski was raised on the Detroit border of a Finnish mother and a Polish father. He worked in the auto industry, trained as an infantry solider, and traveled around the world for two years. After working an an investigator for the Veterans Administration, he has taught at the University of California, Berkeley for two years, Duke University for nine years, and the University of Kentucky for the last two decades. He has participated in USTA league tennis for many years. He also plays jazz standards on alto and tenor saxophone, and klezmer tunes on the clarinet. He is active in Special Olympics and the ARC, and has been a swim coach for the Fintastics Swim Team for the last 20 years. 

Contact Information
1525 Patterson Office Tower; Lexington, KY 40506-0027
W. T. Young Library, 413
Ph.D., Sociology, University of California Berkeley, 1986 M.A. Sociology, California State University, 1979 B.A. Business, Michigan State University, 1969
Research Interests
  • Citizenship and Civil Society
  • Volunteering and Social policy
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Comparative Industrial Relations and Organizations
  • The Welfare State in Advanced Industrialized Economies
  • Political Parties
  • Ideologies and Strategy
  • Sociology
  • American Sociological Association
  • Society for the Study of Socio-Economics
  • GERPISA (Automotive production)
  • International Sociological Association