Robert Duran

Robert Duran

Robert Duran

Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Tennessee-Knoxville

(865) 974-7029

McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN

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Areas of Expertise

  • Urban Ethnography
  • Racial and Ethnic Inequality
  • Social Control, Gangs
  • Officer-Involved Shootings
  • Public Health


  • Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado- Boulder

Robert Duran participated in the RDCJN's Summer Research Institute in 2007 and 2011. His 2011 project was "Gang Life in Two Cities: An Insider's Journey to Understand the Social World of Gangs," and his 2007 was "The Core Ideals of the Mexican American Gang: Living the Presentation of Defiance."

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