University of Pittsburgh

Faculty & Staff


Suzanna M Crage

PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington IN, 2009

Title: Assistant Professor

Campus Address: 2613 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Telephone: (412) 648-7587


Fields of Interest

  • Sociology of Culture
  • Political Sociology
  • Social Movements
  • Immigration
  • Nationalism Globalization
  • Collective Memory
  • Social Theory


I am interested in the ways that cultural processes shape policymaking. My research focuses on issues of national identity, collective memory, place, and refugee policy in Germany. My current projects include a comparison of refugee aid policy development in Berlin and Munich since the mid-1980s; an analysis of how policymakers use claims about collective memories when debating controversial issues; and an exploration of the differing constructions of Germany's past that were expressed during competing Berlin commemorations of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

Undergraduate courses: Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Immigration in the U.S., Social Research Methods, Introduction to Sociology, and Examining College Life: Problems and Controversies.

Graduate courses: Sociology of Culture, National Identity and Collective Memory.

Current Research

Recent Publications

Forthcoming. Armstrong, Elizabeth and Suzanna M. Crage "The Stone Wall Riots." The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. edited by David A. Snow, Donatella della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Blackwell Publishing Ltd:Oxford, England. N/A


Social Research Methods Cultural Sociology
Immigration in Europe Nationalism and the Nation
Capstone Research Practicum "Examining University and College Life: Problems and Controversies"

Honors and Awards

University Affiliations

Affiliated Faculty appointments with the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center, the Global Studies Program, and the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies.