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Daniel Egan

Daniel Egan, Ph.D. Professor


Social theory; social stratification; war and peace; political sociology; globalization

Research Interest

Educational Background

Ph. D., Sociology, Boston College

M.A., Sociology, Boston College

B.A., Economics, Hamilton College


Daniel Egan, Ph.D. has been at UML since 1998. His research addresses how power is organized by dominant social groups on multiple levels – organizational, urban, national, and global – and how subordinate social groups seek to challenge and transform these institutions. Some of his major research projects have addressed radical urban politics, government subsidies for corporations, and the role that war and violence play in neoliberal globalization. He is currently working on a project examining the intersection between military doctrine and social theory.

Within the Sociology Department, Egan is a former Chair of the Department and currently serves Transfer Coordinator and the Personnel Committee Chair. He enjoys teaching core sociological classes such as Introduction to Sociology, Social Theory I & II, and Foundations of Social Analysis.


  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Theory I
  • Social Theory II
  • Wealth, Status and Power
  • Political Sociology
  • Foundations of Social Analysis

For the latest course information please consult the UMass Lowell Online Academic Catalog

Selected Publications

  • Egan, Daniel. 2015. “Insurrection and Gramsci’s ‘War of Position.’” Socialism and Democracy 29(1): 102-124.
  • Egan, Daniel. 2014. “Rethinking War of Maneuver/War of Position: Gramsci and the Military Metaphor.” Critical Sociology 40(4): 521-538.
  • Egan, Daniel. 2010. “Globalization and the Invasion of Iraq: State Power and the
  • Enforcement of Neoliberalism.” The Routledge Handbook of War and Society: Iraq and Afghanistan (eds.) Steven Carlton_Ford and Morten Ender. New York: Routledge.
  • Egan, Daniel. 2010. “Democracy, the State, and Global Capitalism.” Democratic Peace in Theory and Practice (ed.) Steven W. Hook. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press.