Thomas Koenig

Professor of Sociology
Sociological Theory, Sociology of Business and Public Agencies
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

Office: 513 Holmes Hall
Telephone: (617) 373-3854

Professor Koenig specializes in empirical analysis of political issues. He is one of the founders of Northeastern University’s Law, Policy and Society Ph.D. program. He is co-author (with Michael Rustad) of In Defense of Tort Law (NYU Press, 2001).

Professor Koenig has published recent articles in American University Law Review, Brooklyn Law Review, Michigan Journal of Law Reform, North Carolina Law Review, Rutgers Law Review, Suffolk University Law Review, Washington Law Review, West Virginia Law Review Justice System Journal, and Wisconsin Law Review. His sociological writings include articles published in American Sociological Review, Social Problems, Sociological Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Social Science Research, Critical Sociology, Humanity and Society, and American Journal of Economics and Sociology.

Professor Koenig has testified on his research before both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. During 1995-1996 he was a Liberal Arts Fellow in Law and Sociology at Harvard University Law School. Professor Koenig recently returned to Northeastern after a leave at the University of Budapest, Hungary.

  • 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)