Daniel Egan

Daniel Egan, Sociology

Dugan, 205I


Social theory, social stratification, political sociology, war & peace, globalization

Research Interest

Dr. Egan has researched worker cooperatives, radical urban politics and international institutions. He is currently working on two research projects:  an examination of government subsidies for corporations and the role of war and violence in globalization.

Educational Background

Ph. D., Sociology, Boston College

M.A., Sociology, Boston College

B.A., Economics, Hamilton College


Daniel Egan has been at UML since 1998. His research addresses how power is organized by dominant social groups on multiple levels – organizational, urban, national, and global – and how subordinate social groups seek to challenge and transform these institutions. Some of his major research projects have addressed radical urban politics, government subsidies for corporations, and the role that war and violence play in neoliberal globalization. He is currently working on a project examining the intersection between military doctrine and social theory.

Within the Sociology Department, Egan is a former Chair of the Department and currently serves Transfer Coordinator and the Personnel Committee Chair. He enjoys teaching core sociological classes such as Introduction to Sociology, Social Theory I & II, and Foundations of Social Analysis.


Introduction to Sociology

Social Theory I

Social Theory II

Wealth, Status and Power

Political Sociology

Foundations of Social Analysis


Egan, Daniel. 2015. “Insurrection and Gramsci’s ‘War of Position.’” Socialism and Democracy 29(1): 102-124.

Egan, Daniel. 2014. “Rethinking War of Maneuver/War of Position: Gramsci and the Military Metaphor.” Critical Sociology 40(4): 521-538.

Egan, Daniel. 2010. “Globalization and the Invasion of Iraq: State Power and the

Enforcement of Neoliberalism.” The Routledge Handbook of War and Society: Iraq and Afghanistan (eds.) Steven Carlton_Ford and Morten Ender. New York: Routledge.

Egan, Daniel. 2010. “Democracy, the State, and Global Capitalism.” Democratic Peace in Theory and Practice (ed.) Steven W. Hook. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press.

Egan, Daniel. 2007. “Frantz Fanon and the Construction of the Colonial Subject: Defining ‘The Enemy’ in the Iraq War.” Socialism and Democracy 21(3): 142-154.

Egan, Daniel. 2007. “Planning the Transition to Capitalism: The Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba.” Socialism and Democracy 21(1): 13-31.

Egan, Daniel. 2006. “Bureaucracy and Radical Politics: The Case of the Greater London Council.” New Political Science 28(3): 377-400.

Egan, Daniel. 2006. “Rethinking the Zapatistas: Frantz Fanon and Resistance to Neoliberalism.” Humanity and Society 30(1): 67-83.

Egan, Daniel. 2004. “Who Put the ‘Welfare’ in ‘Corporate Welfare’? Stigmatizing Business Subsidies.” Journal of Poverty 8(3): 1-21.

Egan, Daniel. 2003. “The Undeserving Rich’: How the News Media Cover Corporate Welfare.” Humanity and Society: 27(2): 108-124. Levy, D. and Daniel Egan. 2003. “A Neo-Gramscian Approach to Corporate Political Strategy.” Journal of Management Studies 40(4): 803-829.

Egan, Daniel. 2001. “The Limits of Internationalization: A Neo-Gramscian Analysis of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment.” Critical Sociology 27(3): 74-97.