Nina Eliasoph

Expert in volunteer work, civic engagement and grassroots political activism

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Affiliated Faculty, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


  • volunteering
  • nonprofits
  • non-governmental organizations
  • civic engagement and education
  • grassroots political activism
  • American civic and political culture
  • political participation
  • empowerment projects
  • French social theory

Additional Information


  • Making Volunteers: Civic Life After Welfare’s End, May 2011, Princeton University Press
  • Avoiding Politics: How Americans Produce Apathy in Everyday Life, 1998, Cambridge University Press
  • Grassroots Politics and Volunteers in Global Perspective, forthcoming in 2012, Polity Press


  • French
  • Spanish
  • Russian