Tyson Patros is an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. After his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he majored in Middle East Studies and English, Tyson earned an MA in Politics from NYU and received his PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine.
His research interests include the political sociology of democracy and inequality, with an emphasis on how organized labor and other nonelite social movements create macro-level institutional change, in the Middle East/North Africa and in the United States. His article (with Judith Stepan-Norris), “Navigating Class Power and Inequalities: New Deal Liberals and the Los Angeles Regional Labor Board, 1933-1934,” has been published in Labor History. His current projects include, “Revolutionary Diffusion and the 2011 Arab Uprisings,” an article on social democracy, revolution, and constitution-making in Tunisia and Egypt, and a quantitative study on the resilience (economic and psychosocial) of Syrian households amid popular uprising and internationalized civil war. His work on the Middle East/North Africa has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of California’s Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies.
Tyson was a Pedagogical Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, where he also received the Excellence in Undergraduate Pedagogy Award. He has taught at UCI and Tulane University.