William A. Hayes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology & Criminology

My academic journey in the social sciences has led me to search for common ground in a world of othering. This informs my research and teaching interests in religious movements and democratization, public memory and state violence, and comparative and...

Contact Information

  • Fall 2019
    Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11 a.m.
    Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-3 p.m.
  • +1 5093135949

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

M.A., Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i-Manoa

M.Div., Theological Studies, San Francisco Theological Seminary

B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, St. Andrews Presbyterian College

Courses Taught

Contemporary Social Theory

Sociological Analysis

East Asian Society

Global Social Change

Sociology of Literature

Introduction to Sociology

Conspiracy and Conspiracy Theories (First-Year Seminar)


My academic journey in the social sciences has led me to search for common ground in a world of othering. This informs my research and teaching interests in religious movements and democratization, public memory and state violence, and comparative and cultural criminology. Reflective of the Jesuit tradition, dialogical engagement, collaboration, and pilgrimage shape my life and service in our Apostolic mission at Gonzaga University.