Gordana Rabrenovic

Associate Professor of Sociology and Education
Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany

Office: 571 Holmes Hall
Telephone: (617) 373-4998

Gordana Rabrenovic is Associate Professor of Sociology and Education and Associate Director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University. Her substantive specialties include community studies, urban education and inter group conflict and violence.

Her publications include Women and Collective Action in Urban Neighborhoods,The Dissolution of Yugoslavia: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Exclusionary Communities, From Consumers to Co-Producers: Charter Schools and Education Reform in Massachusetts and Spreading the Wealth: Economic Partnership and Community Development. She is also author of the book Community Builders: A Tale of Neighborhood Mobilization in Two Cities (1996) and co-editor of the book Community Politics and Policy (1999) and the American Behavioral Scientist special issue on Hate Crimes and Ethnic Conflict (2001). She is currently studying racial disparities in suspensions and expulsions from public schools.

  • Why Urban Studies?

    Northeastern's Urban Studies minor provides students interested in cities the opportunity to take advantage of he resources of an urban university situated in a major metropolitan area. The minor equips students to understand the dynamics of urban growth and development and includes the study of urban social and political institutions. It also enables students to understand urban processes and develop policies to keep cities vibrant.

    An urban studies minor complements many social science majors as well as architecture, business, and engineering. The minor also provides a solid background for graduate study and professional careers in urban planning and policy, social work, and related fields.

  • Contact Information

    School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs
    Northeastern University
    335 Holmes Hall
    Boston, MA 02115

    617.373.2891 (phone)
    617.373.4691 (fax)