The College of Liberal Arts at Temple University
Kevin Delaney


Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs,

College of Liberal Arts

729 Gladfelter Hall

(215) 204-7771


  • Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook

areas of expertise

  • Economic Sociology
  • Sociology of Sports
  • Organizational Sociology

courses taught

  • Sociology of Sports
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology of Organizations

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I am an economic sociologist and I tend to be interested in complex social and political issues that have a central economic component. So, for example, my first book was on the political bargaining in major Chapter 11 strategic bankruptcies. Then, I studied the political battles occurring in many US cities over the use of public tax money to build professional sports stadiums.


Currently, I am completing a book on how people in particular professions that have money as a central feature of their jobs (like hedge fund traders, fund raisers, debt counselors, poker players and religious clergy) learn to think about money within their professional training and day-to-day work lives.



Book publications


Money at Work: On the Job with Priests, Poker Players, and Hedge Fund Traders (NYU Press, 2012)


Public Dollars, Private Stadiums: The Battle over Building Sports Stadiums (Rutgers Univ. Press, 2003). 


Strategic Bankruptcy: How Corporations and Creditors Use Chapter 11 to Their Advantage (Univ. of California Press, 1992; 1999)



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