Stephen Leacock Building, Room 713
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7
E-Mail: ershor [at] gmail [dot] com (Eran Shor)
Office: Leacock 840
Political Conflict and Human Rights; Terrorism and Counterterrorism; the Sociology of Health; Ethnicity and Nationalism; Determinants of Sexual Attraction; Media Coverage of Women and Ethnic Minorities; Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression Methods.
(PhD, Stony Brook University, 2010)
My work spans several major research and teaching interests. First, I examine the causes and effects of political conflict and violence. More specifically, I study state counterterrorist policies, relying on a combination of longitudinal time-series cross-national analyses and case studies. My work demonstrates the importance of social and cultural processes in determining state policies and challenges more traditional theoretical approaches, which emphasize atomized actor-oriented and cost-benefit motivations.
Second, I am leading two separate research projects that examine inequality in the media coverage of ethnic minorities and women, using both qualitative content analysis and various statistical analysis methods. I critically explore the policing and silencing of political discourses by ethnic minority groups in Israeli media and the reaffirmation of national and collective boundaries through the exclusion of these ethnic minority groups.
Third, I am conducting a large-scale statistical meta-analysis project, which explores the effect of different social stressors and of social relationships on mortality in different countries and under varying conditions. This project has already produced analyses of the effects of unemployment, war exposure, widowhood, divorce, lifetime non-marriage, participation in voluntary organizations, and social support, as well as a methodological paper on the use of meta-analysis in sociology. In addition, I plan to conduct analyses on the effects of social networks, immigration, and cumulative stressors on mortality.
Finally, pursuing my interests in gender and sexuality, I have completed a study on attraction between same-group members in Israeli kibbutzim. Relying on in-depth interviews with people who grew up in the communal education system of Israeli kibbutzim, I questioned the reigning psychological and biological views and offered alternative sociological explanations to the classic debate over the origins of incest avoidance and the incest taboo. I plan to extend this research by studying sexual attraction and avoidance in other small groups.
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
In press Shor, Eran, Arnout van de Rijt, Charles Ward, Saoussan Askar, and Steven Skiena. "Is There a Political Bias? A Computational Analysis of Female Subjects' Coverage in Liberal and Conservative Newspapers." Forthcoming in Social Science Quarterly.
In press Shor, Eran and Yuval Yonay. "Ethnic Coexistence in Deeply Divided Societies: The Case of Arab Athletes in the Hebrew Media." Forthcoming in The Sociological Quarterly.
In press Shor, Eran, Arnout van de Rijt, Charles Ward, Aaron Blank, and Steven Skiena. "Time Trends in Printed News Coverage of Female Subjects, 1880-2008." Journalism Studies. (published online first; DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2013.834149) [PDF]
2013 van de Rijt, Arnout, Eran Shor, Charles Ward, and Steven Skiena. "Only Fifteen Minutes? The Social Stratification of Fame in Printed Media." American Sociological Review 78:266-289. [PDF]
2013 Shor, Eran, David Roelfs and Tamar Yogev. "The Strength of Family Ties: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression of Self-Reported Social Support and Mortality." Social Networks 35:626-638. [PDF]
2013 Shor, Eran and David Roelfs. "Talking to God or Talking to Others? A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression of Social Participation and Mortality." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:120-145. [PDF]
2013 Roelfs, David, Eran Shor, Louise Falzon, Karina W. Davidson, and Joseph E. Schwartz. "Meta Analysis for Sociology: A Bottom-Up Approach." Bulletin of Sociological Methodology 117:75-92. [PDF]
2013 Shor, Eran and Dalit Simchai. "Lions and Tigers in the Kibbutzim: Sexual Aversion and Sexual Attraction in the Communal Education System." Megamot 49:106-133 (Hebrew). [PDF]
2012 Shor, Eran and Dalit Simchai. “Exposing the Myth of Sexual Aversion in the Israeli Kibbutzim: A Challenge to the Westermarck Hypothesis.” American Journal of Sociology 117:1509-1513. [PDF]
2012 Shor, Eran, David J. Roelfs, Misty Curreli, Lynn Clemow, Matthew M. Burg, and Joseph E. Schwartz. “Widowhood and Mortality: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression.” Demography 49:757-606. [PDF]
2012 Shor, Eran, David J. Roelfs, Paul Bougy, and Joseph E. Schwartz. “Meta-analysis of Marital Dissolution and Mortality: Reevaluating the Intersection of Gender and Age.” Social Science & Medicine 75:46-59. [PDF]
2012 Shor, Eran and Yair Galily. “Between Adoption and Resistance: Grobalization and Glocalization in the Development of Israeli Basketball.” Sociology of Sport Journal 29 (4).
2012 Charland, Lyn, Ian Shrier, and Eran Shor. “Simultaneous Penile-Vaginal Intercourse Orgasm.” Journal of Sexual Medicine 9:334. [PDF]
2011 Shor, Eran. “Constructing a Global Counterterrorist Legislation Database: Dilemmas, Procedures, and Preliminary Analyses.” Journal of Terrorism Research 2:249-277. [PDF]
2011 Roelfs, David J., Eran Shor, Rachel Kalish, and Tamar Yogev. “The Rising Relative Risk of Mortality among Singles: Meta-analysis and Meta-regression.” American Journal of Epidemiology 74:379-389. [PDF]
2011 Shor, Eran and Yuval Yonay. “Play and Shut Up”: The Silencing of Palestinian Athletes in Israeli Media.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 34:229-247. [PDF]
2011 Roelfs, David J., Eran Shor, Karina W. Davidson, and Joseph E. Schwartz. “Losing Life and Livelihood: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression of the Effect of Unemployment on All-Cause Mortality.” Social Science & Medicine 72:840-854. [PDF]
2010 Shor, Eran and Yuval Yonay. “Sport, National Identity, and Media Discourse over Foreign Athletes in Israel.” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 16:483-503. [PDF]
2010 Roelfs, David J., Eran Shor, Karina W. Davidson, and Joseph E. Schwartz. “War-Related Stress Exposure and Mortality: A Meta-Analysis.” The International Journal of Epidemiology, 39:1499-1509. [PDF]
2010 Shor, Eran. “Terrorism and Human Rights in the New Millennium: In Search for Equilibrium.” Qualitative Sociology 33:205-210. [PDF]
2009 Shor, Eran and Dalit Simchai. “Incest Avoidance, the Incest Taboo, and Social Cohesion: Revisiting Westermarck and the Case of the Israeli Kibbutzim.” American Journal of Sociology 114:1803-1842. [PDF]
* Featured in Contexts (2010), under “Contexts Discoveries: Sociology Takes on the Incest Consensus”
* Winner of the 2007 paper award from the ASA’s Section on Sexuality
2009 Shandra, John M., Eran Shor and Bruce London. “World Polity, Unequal Ecological Exchange, and Organic Water Pollution: A Cross-National Analysis.” Human Ecology Review 16:52-62. [PDF]
2008 Shor, Eran. “Conflict, Terrorism, and the Socialization of Human Rights Norms: The Spiral Model Revisited.” Social Problems 55:117-138. [PDF]
* Winner of the 2007 paper award from the ASA’s Section on Political Sociology
2008 Shor, Eran. “Utilizing Rights and Wrongs: Right-Wing, the "Right" Language, and Human Rights in the Gaza Disengagement.” Sociological Perspectives [PDF]
2008 Shor, Eran. “Contested Masculinities: The New Jew and the Construction of Black and Palestinian Athletes in Israeli Media.” Journal of Sport and Social Issues 32:255-277. [PDF]
* Winner of the 2008 paper award from the ASA’s Section on Race, Gender, and Class
2008 Shandra, John M., Eran Shor, Gary Maynard, and Bruce London. “Debt, Structural Adjustment, and Deforestation: A Cross-National Study.” Journal of World-Systems Research 14:1-20. [PDF]
2008 Shandra, John M., Eran Shor, and Bruce London. “Debt, Structural Adjustment, and Organic Water Pollution: A Cross-National Analysis.” Organization and Environment 21:38-55. [PDF]
Book Chapters and Other Publications
In Press Shor, Eran. “Jewish Masculinity and Other Masculinities in the Media Coverage of Israeli Sports.” In Yair Galily, Ilan Tamir, and Moshe Levy (eds.), Sport, Gender and Society (Hebrew).
2012 Shor, Eran. “Symbiosis and Exploitation in Sports-Media Interrelations: The Israeli Case of Maccabi Tel-Aviv Basketball Club and the Public Channel.” Pp. 341-356 in Dennis Erasga (ed.), Sociological Landscape: Theories, Realities and Trends. Rijeka: In-Tech. [PDF]
2010 Shor, Eran. “In Search of a Voice: Arab Soccer Players in the Israeli Media.” Pp. 8-10 in John Calabrese (ed.), Sports and the Middle East: A Special Edition of Viewpoints. [PDF]
2008 Shor, Eran. “Quantification.” Pp. 655-656 in William A. Darity Jr. (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd Edition), Volume 6. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson/Gale. [PDF]
2008 Shor, Eran. “Performance.” Pp. 207-209 in William A. Darity Jr. (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd Edition), Volume 6. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson/Gale. [PDF]
2010 Jewish Terrorism in Israel, by Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger. In: Israel Studies Forum 25:116-141. [PDF]
2009 Israel and the Family of Nations: The Jewish nation-state and Human Rights, by Alexander Yakobson and Amnon Rubinstein. In: Israel Studies Forum 24:128-129. [PDF]
2008 The Men We Loved: Male Friendships and Nationalism in Israeli Culture, by Danny Kaplan. In: Men and Masculinities 10:368-370. [PDF]
2007 Cultures of Masculinity, by Tim Edwards. In: Journal of Men Studies 15:232-241. [PDF]
2007 Arab Soccer in a Jewish State: The Integrative Enclave, by Tamir Sorek. In: Israeli Sociology 9:215-217 (Hebrew). [PDF]
2012-14 Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SHHRC): Insight Development Grants ($74, 988). “A cross-national analysis of the factors shaping counterterrorist legislation policies."
2011-14 Fonds Québécois de la Recherché sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC): Établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs ($39,600). “Le terrorisme et les politiques d’état: explication des variations dans les mesures antiterrorists.”
2009-10 National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Improvement Grant, Sociology Program ($8,084).
2009 The Mildred and Herbert Weisinger Dissertation Fellowship ($10,000) Awarded each year to one graduate student (any department) completing a dissertation bearing significant scholarly promise. Stony Brook University, NY.
2009 The Judith Tanur Sociology Dissertation Fellowship ($3,300) Awarded each year to one graduate student in the Department. Dpt. of Sociology, Stony Brook Un., NY.