Associate professor Sean Noonan holds a B.A. in sociology from Culver-Stockton College, an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Kansas State University. He joined the Harper College Sociology faculty in 2002.
Professor Noonan regularly teaches Introduction to Sociology (Soc101), Social Problems (Soc205), and Race and Ethnic Relations (Soc235).
He currently serves as Vice-President of the Harper College Faculty Senate.
Professor Noonan’s research focuses on placed-based political-economy. He examines the multiple intersections between the logic of capital accumulation, state policy and changing class relations. His current research examines the contradictions of capital accumulation unfolding in the City of Chicago. Professor Noonan has published the following scholarly works:
From Extraction to Amenities; Restructuring and (In)conspicuous Consumption in Missoula Montana in the edited collection titled Communities of Work: Rural Restructuring in Local and Global Contexts published by University of Ohio Press. 2003.
The Sociology of Community in the edited reference collection titled21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook. Edited by Clifton Bryant and Dennis Peck. Russell Sage Foundation for the American Sociological Association. Thousand Oaks California. 2006.
Post-Neoliberalism or Deepened Neoliberalism? An Examination of Chicago Public Transportation Service and Elite Response during the Great Stagnation in the edited collection Global Crises and Beyond. Jerry Harris (ed). Chicago: Changemaker Press, forthcoming.