Robert Biggert

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Degrees Earned

B.A., Denison University; Sociology and Spanish, 1979, 
M.A., University of Michigan; Sociology, 1983, 
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Sociology, 1992, 
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “The Political Economy of American Labor Policy, 1897- 1980: A Test of Five Theories”

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Social Problems
Social Inequality
Social Policy

Publications & Editorships

Biggert, Robert. “Why Labor Wins, Why Labor Loses: A Test of Two Theories.” The Sociological Quarterly, (1996/1997).

Biggert, Robert. “The Adoption of No-Fault Divorce Laws by American States, 1969-1991″ (with Steve Bahr). Journal of Marriage and the Family.


“The Spread of Right-To-Work Laws in the United States.” , “The Buke: Class, Politics, and the Buchanan Campaign in 1996 Election.” Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, 1998. , “Policy as Sequences: State Labor Laws in the United States, 1911-1920.” Pacific Sociological Association, 1997.