Position title: Professor, Sociology
Phone: (608) 262-5033
I have received over $4 million in competitively-awarded grant money from the National Science Foundation, the Minerva Initiative, and other US government sources to support my research. I have conducted over 30 original surveys in Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, the Philippines, and the United States. I have been invited more than 30 times to brief officials in the US State Department, Congress, USAID, the Department of Energy, and other government agencies, as well as officials in the governments of Estonia, France, and Sweden, on my research. I conducted evaluations of the impact of Title VI-funded National Resource Centers on the global competence of University of Wisconsin undergraduates and on the state of Russian Studies in US universities. I received a $1 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to support social science research and graduate education on Russia at the University of Wisconsin.
My research examines social inequality, economic change, migration, family processes, housing, and public opinion in contemporary Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, and other former Soviet countries. I have (co-)authored over 50 articles on these topics that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, and also 8 book chapters.
CDE research theme area affiliations
Demography of Inequality; Fertility, Families, and Households
Gerber, Ted P. “Public Opinion on Human Rights in Putin-Era Russia: Continuities, Changes, and Sources of Variation.” Journal of Human Rights 16, no. 3 (2017): 314-31. PubMed Central ID 6082807.
Lippenyi, Zoltán, and Ted P. Gerber. “Inter-Generational Micro-Class Mobility During and after Socialism: The Power, Education, Autonomy, Capital, and Horizontal (Peach) Model in Hungary.” Social Science Research 58 (2016): 80-103. PubMed Central ID 6067116.
Torosyan, Karine, Ted P. Gerber, and Pilar Gonalons-Pons. “Migration, Household Tasks, and Gender: Evidence from the Republic of Georgia.” International Migration Review 50, no. 2 (2016): 445-74. PubMed Central ID 6078414.
Zavisca, Jane R., and Ted P. Gerber. “The Socioeconomic, Demographic, and Political Effects of Housing in Comparative Perspective.” Annual Review of Sociology 42 (2016): 347-67. PubMed Central ID 6078393.
Gerber, Ted P., and Jonas Radl. “Pushed, Pulled, or Blocked? The Elderly and the Labor Market in Post-Soviet Russia.” Social Science Research 45 (2014): 152-69. PubMed Central ID 6067114.