Claude Rubinson

Associate Professor of Sociology
Department of Social Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown
Co-director, COMPASSS Research Network
Co-organizer, QCA Conference of the Americas

1 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 222-5392
Fax: (713) 221-8144 (professional) (personal)


Ph.D., 2010
School of Sociology, University of Arizona
Dissertation: The Production of Style: Aesthetic and Ideological Diversity in the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1875-1914. Committee: Charles C. Ragin (chair), Albert Bergesen, and Keiron Bailey (Geography)

M.A., 2002
Department of Sociology, University of Georgia
Thesis: Wealth Inequality and Class Location

B.A., 1996
Department of Sociology, Emory University

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Research methodology
  • Art, media, and culture
  • Globalization and comparative political-economy
  • Healthcare delivery

QCA Consulting and Training

Professor Rubinson has worked with a variety of regional, national, and international organizations, including the World Bank, USAID, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other public, private, and non-profit agencies. He also routinely offers QCA training at academic conferences, colleges and universities, and on-site. Please see the COMPASSS Events Calendar for a list of upcoming public training opportunities. To discuss your organization's needs and whether QCA is a good fit for your project, please email him at

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