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Daniel Jaster

Daniel Jaster



East Hall

Phone: (605) 677-5402


Teaching Interests:

Sociological theory; social research methods; political sociology; social movements

Research Interests:

Social movements; political sociology; sociological theory; sociological pragmatism; rural sociology; comparative/historical sociology


  • Ph D, Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018
  • MS, Psychology, University of Oregon, 2010
  • BA, Psychology, Saint Louis University, 2008


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Frère, Bruno, and Jaster, Daniel. French sociological pragmatism: Inheritor and innovator in the American pragmatic and sociological phenomenological traditions, 138-160. Vol. 19, Iss. 2. Journal of Classical Sociology, 2019. (DOI: 10.1177/1468795x18768155)
  • Jaster, Daniel, and Young, Michael P.. Our actions define who we are: pragmatic praxis and tactical tastes, 499-518. Vol. 18, Iss. 4. Social Movement Studies, 2019. (DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2019.1573363)
  • Jaster, Daniel. Figurative Politics: How Activists Lead by Example to Create Change, 65-81. Vol. 23, Iss. 1. Mobilization: An International Quarterly, 2018. (DOI: 10.17813/1086-671x-23-1-65)
  • Charrad, Mounira M., and Jaster, Daniel. Limits of Empire: The French Colonial State and Local Patrimonialism in North Africa. In Patrimonial Capitalism and Empire, 63-89. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015. (DOI: 10.1108/s0198-871920150000028003)
  • Jaster, Daniel. Protest and the experience of time: Action as synchronizing temporalities, 0961463X1986757. Time & Society. (DOI: 10.1177/0961463x19867571)


  • Jaster, Daniel. Memory and Protest: The Role of Future Goals in Shaping Understandings of the Past. Presented at the 114th Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York. (August 2019)
  • Jaster, Daniel. For a Broader Understanding of the Double Movement: Reforming the Rural United States, 1860-1920. Presented at the 111th Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA. (August 2016)
  • Jaster, Daniel. Postfigurative politics: How the past helps change the future. Presented at the 110th Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL. (August 2015)
  • Charrad, Mounira M., Jaster, Daniel. The French colonial state and patrimonialism: Comparing Tunisia and Algeria. Presented at the 110th Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL. (August 2015)
  • Jaster, Daniel. Claims clubs and penny auctions: how cultural roots helped revive a rural protest tactic. Presented at the 77th Annual Rural Sociological Society meeting, New Orleans, LA. (August 2014)
  • Jaster, Daniel. Penny Auctions: Transformation of identity and values into strategy. Presented at the 76th Annual Rural Sociological Society Meeting, New York, NY. (August 2013)