Steven A. Tuch

Steven Tuch

Steven A. Tuch

Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration


Office Phone: (202) 994-7466
801 22nd St. NW Washington, DC 20052

Steven Tuch's teaching and research proceed along two, often intersecting, tracks. One track is substantive, focusing on issues and problems related to race and ethnic relations, social stratification and inequality, and mobility. He is especially interested in whites' and blacks' racial attitudes, changes in these attitudes over time, and explanations for the changes; and in the political and economic transformations in Eastern Europe. The other track is methodological, focusing on the application of quantitative techniques to social science data.

Current projects include a study of the racial attitudes of African American, Latino, and white youths; and an examination of the “Polish American Dream” among citizens of Poland.



Religion, Politics, and Polarization (coauthored with William V. D’Antonio and Josiah R. Baker). Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.

The Other African Americans: Contemporary African and Caribbean Immigrants in the United States (co-edited with Yoku Shaw-Taylor). Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Race and Policing in America: Conflict and Reform (co-authored with Ronald Weitzer). Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Racial Attitudes in the 1990s: Continuity and Change (coedited with Jack K. Martin). Praeger, 1997.


Steven A. Tuch and Michael Hughes. 2017. “Urbanism and Tolerance Revisited: Racial Attitudes in the United States.” 2017. Pp 155-166 in Marta Smagacz-Poziemska, Krzysztof Frysztacki, and Andrzej Bukowski (eds.), Re-Imagining the City: Municipality and Urbanity Today from a Sociological Perspective. 2017. Cracow, Poland: Jagiellonian University Press.

Steven A. Tuch. 2016. “Is the Dream Color-Blind? Latino/as, African Americans, and the American Dream.” Pp 119-136 in Sandra L. Hanson and John K. White (eds.), Latino/a American Dream. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press.

Michelle Kelso and Steven A. Tuch. 2015. “Exploring the Nexus Between Human Services and Sociology Through Engaged Scholarship.” Zeszyty Pracy Socjalnej (Issues in Social Work) 20(4): 139-148. DOI 10.4467/24496138PS.15.012.5710.

Steven A. Tuch and Michael Hughes. 2015. “A Brief History of Racial Attitudes in the United States.” Pp 99-111 in Borys Cymbrowski and Krzysztof Frysztacki (eds.), Historical Sociology: On Theoretical Challenges and the Practice of Research. Opole, Poland: Opole University Press.

Josiah R. Baker, Steven A. Tuch, and William V. D’Antonio. 2013. “Religion, Politics, and Issue Polarization in the United States Congress, 1959-2013.” Studia Religiologica 46(4): 235-250 (December).

Steven A. Tuch and Michael Hughes. 2012. "Racial attitudes in the Obama era." Pp. 127-139 in Krzysztof Frysztacki and Ania Sliz (eds.), Between America and Poland. Krakow, Poland: NOMOS Publishers.

Steven A. Tuch and Michael Hughes. 2011. “Whites’ racial policy attitudes in the 21st century: The continuing significance of racial resentment.” THE ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 634:134-152 (March). Special issue on “Race, Racial Attitudes, and Stratification Beliefs: Evolving Directions for Research and Policy.”

PhD, Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
MA, Sociology, Emory University
BA, Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst