Randle Hart

Associate Professor
Faculty of Arts
Sociology

Faculty Member Information

Biosketch

Randle Hart (Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Saint Mary’s University) received his PhD in sociology from the University of Toronto in 2007. From 2007 to 2008 he was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and from 2008 to 2013 he was Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Sociology and Anthropology at Southern Utah University. He came to Saint Mary’s University in 2013. Dr. Hart specializes in the study of social movements – particularly radical ring-wing and conservative politics in the United States. He has also conducted research on the sociology of science, environmental sociology, and social theory. He teaches introductory sociology, qualitative research methods, social inequality, and social movements.

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Toronto, 2007
M.A., Sociology, University of Victoria, 2000
B.A., Sociology (honors); English (major), University of Victoria, 1997

Academic Work Experience

2015 - Present, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Saint Mary’s University
2013 - 2015, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Saint Mary’s University
2008 - 2013, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Sociology, and Anthropology, Southern Utah University
2007 - 2008, Assistant Professor (non-tenure track), Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Honours

Southern Utah University Distinguished Educator Award Southern Utah University - 2012

Scholarly Contributions

Book Reviews

Hart Randle. (2012)"Review of Carol Mason. 2009. Reading Appalachia from Left to Right: Conservatives and the 1974 Kanawha County Textbook Controversy", Reading Appalachia from Left to Right: Conservatives and the 1974 Kanawha County Textbook Controversy, Social Movement Studies 11:1, 125-126
Hart Randle. (2010)"Review of Jo Reger, Daniel J. Meyers, and Rachel L. Einwohner (eds.). 2008. Identity Work in Social Movements", Identity Work in Social Movements, Social Movement Studies 9:4, 485-486
Hart Randle. (2008)"Review of Molly Andrews. 2007. Shaping History: Narratives of Political Change", Shaping History: Narratives of Political Change, Canadian Journal of Sociology 33:1, 195-197
Hart Randle. (2006)"Review of David Croteau, William Hoynes, Charlotte Ryan (eds.). 2005. Rhyming Hope and History: Activists, Academics, and Social Movement Scholarship", Rhyming Hope and History: Activists, Academics, and Social Movement Scholarship, e-Extreme 6:3, 1-2
Hart Randle. (2003)"Review of David S. Meyer, Nancy Whittier, and Belinda Robnett (eds.). 2002. Social Movements: Identity, Culture, and the State", Social Movements: Identity, Culture, and the State, e-Extreme 4:2, 1-2

Book Chapters

Hart Randle, Ramos Howard, Stanbridge Karen, Veugelers Jack. (2018). "Politics and Political Movements", Principles of Sociology (4th ed.)
Hart Randle. (2016). "Battling Minds: Conservatives, Progressives, and UNESCO in Postwar United States", UNESCO With(Out) Borders: The Global Impact of International Understanding and Better History Textbooks
Veugelers Jack, Hart Randle. (2015). "Social Movements", Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. Fourth Edition
Hart Randle, Ramos Howard, Stanbridge Karen, Veugelers Jack. (2014). "Politics and Political Movements", Principles of Sociology. Third Edition
Veugelers Jack, Hart Randle. (2012). "Social Movements", Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. Third Edition
Veugelers Jack, Hart Randle. (2009). "Social Movements", Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. Second Edition
Hart Randle, Sinclair Peter, Veugelers Jack. (2009). "Politics and Social Movements", Principles of Sociology. Second Edition
Hart Randle, Sinclair Peter, Veugelers Jack. (2006). "Politics And Social Movements", Principles of Sociology
Veugelers Jack, Hart Randle. (2004). "Social Movements", Sociology: A Canadian Perspective
Wu Zheng, Hart Randle. (2002). "The Determinants of Elderly Immigrants' Social Support ", Demography and Development: Pacific Rim Experiences , 59-76

Journal Articles

Hart Randle. "The Value of Scholarship", Canadian Review of Sociology 55:2 (Spring - 2018)
Hart Randle. "Salmon, Science, and Conservation: Organizational Power and the Listing and Recovery Planning of an Endangered Species", Environmental Science and Policy 88 (Summer - 2018), 124-133
Hart Randle. "How Do Moose Experience the Double Hermeneutic?", Environmental Sociology 3:4 (Fall - 2017), 394-403
Hart Randle. "Is a Rortian Sociology Desirable? Will it Help Us Use Words Like “Cruelty”?", Humanity & Society 40:3 (Summer - 2016), 229-241
Hart Randle. "The Greatest Subversive Plot in History? The American Radical Right and anti-UNESCO Campaigning", Sociology 3 (Spring - 2014), 48
Hart Randle, McKinnon Andrew. "Sociological Epistemology: Durkheim’s Paradox and Dorothy E. Smith’s Actuality", Sociology 44:6 (Spring - 2010), 1-17
Hart Randle. "There Comes a Time: Biography and the Founding of a Movement Organization", Qualitative Sociology 33:1 (Spring - 2010), 55-77
Hart Randle. "Practicing Birchism in Unsettled Times: The Assumption and Limits of Idiocultural Coherence in Framing Theory", Social Movement Studies 7:2 (Spring - 2008), 121-147
Zheng Wu, Penning Margaret, Pollard Michael, Hart Randy. "In Sickness and in Health: Does Cohabitation Count?", Journal of Family Issues 24:6 (Spring - 2003), 811-38
Wu Zheng, Hart Randle. "In Sickness and in Health: Does Cohabitation Count?", Journal of Family Issues 24:6 (Spring - 2003), 811-38
Wu Zheng, Hart Randle. "The Effects if Marital and Nonmarital Union Transition on Health ", International Journal of Sociology 32:4 (Spring - 2002), 51-75
Wu Zheng, Hart Randle. "Social and Health Factors Associated with Support Among Elderly Immigrants ", Research on Aging 24:4 (Spring - 2002), 391-412
Wu Zheng, Hart Randle. "The Mental Health of the Childless Elderly ", Sociological Inquiry 72:1 (Spring - 2002), 21-42
Wu Zheng, Halling Burch Karli, Hart Randle, Veeves Jean. "Age-Heterogamy and Canadian Unions ", Social Biology 47:3/4 (Spring - 2000), 277-293

Presentation

Hart Randle. "Value-Neutral and Value-Oriented Epistemologies of the Social: A Conversation Across Difference", Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association (Spring - 2017)
Hart Randle. "Battling Minds: Conservatives, Progressives, and UNESCO in Postwar America", UNESCO With(Out) Borders: The Global Impact of International Understanding and Better History Textbooks (Summer - 2015)
Hart Randle. "Is a Rortian Sociology Desirable? Will it Help Us Use Words Like "Cruelty"?", Faculty of Arts Speakers’ Series (Spring - 2014)
Hart Randle. "Is a Rortian Sociology Desirable? Will it Help Us Use Words Like "Cruelty"?", Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Regular Session, Public Sociology (Summer - 2013)
Hart Randle. "A Campaign of Ideas: The American Radical Right and UNESCO", ASA Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Conference, Making Connections: Movements and Research in a Global Context (Summer - 2011)
Hart Randle. "Beyond the Realm of Average: Collective Strategies for Supporting Student Excellence in a Liberal Arts Context.”", Southern Utah University Faculty LunchBytes Presentation (Spring - 2011)
Hart Randle. "A Campaign of Ideas: The American Radical Right and UNESCO", Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Section on Culture, Culture Wars (Summer - 2010)
Hart Randle. "UNESCO, the Cold War, and the American Radical Right", UNESCO and the Cold War” Conference (Spring - 2010)
Hart Randle. "There Comes a Time: Pre-Movement Biography and Leadership Emergence", Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Regular Session, Narrative, Biography and Culture (Summer - 2008)
Hart Randle. "There Comes a Time: Pre-Movement Biography and Leadership Emergence", Canadian Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Regular Session, Social Movement Leaders (Spring - 2008)
Hart Randle. "Practicing Birchism: The Assumption of Idiocultural Coherence in Framing Theory", Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Social Movements and Collective Behavior (Summer - 2006)
Hart Randle. "Practicing Birchism: The Assumption of Idiocultural Coherence in Framing Theory", Far Right Studies, A joint session of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association and Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meetings (Spring - 2006)
Hart Randle, Wu Zheng. "The Mental Health of the Childless Elderly ", Research Forum on Aging, The University of Victoria (Fall - 2000)
Hart Randle, Wu Zheng. "Marital and Nonmarital Union Separation in Canada ", Family Formation, International Union for Specific Study of Population General Conferences (Summer - 2000)
Hart Randle, Wu Zheng. "Social Support Among Elderly Immigrants in Canada ", University of Victoria/National Sun Yat-Sen University Symposium on Prospects for Development in the Asian-Pacific Area- Challenges for the Year 2000 (Spring - 2000)
Hart Randle, Wu Zheng. "Union Transition and Health ", Workshop on Health and Morality, Canadian Population Society Annual Conference (Spring - 2000)
Hart Randle, Wu Zheng. "In Sickness and in Health: Does Cohabitation Count?", Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association (Summer - 2000)
Hart Randle, Wu Zheng. "Marital and Nonmarital Union Separation in Canada ", Workshop on "Assortative Partnership Decisions, Division of Work in the Household and Union (Winter - 1999)

Other Publications

Jones Charles, Clark Linn, Grusec Joan, Hart Randle, Plickert Gabriele, Tepperman Lorne. "Poverty, Social Capital, Parenting and Child Outcomes in Canada "
Ottawa: Human Resources Development Canada, Applied Research Branch Strategic Policy. SP-557-01-03E (Spring - 2002)