Joseph Nathan Cohen

Associate Professor of Sociology, Queens College in the City University of New York

6530 Kissena Boulevard, Queens, New York, 11367 


Joseph Nathan Cohen at Queens College Art Installation

Joseph Nathan Cohen is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College.  He is a faculty member in Queens College’s Program in Data Analytics & Applied Social Research, and is co-Director of the Queens Podcast Lab.

He can be reached at [email protected]

Current Projects

Social Media

Fall 2021 Courses

SOC 240: Content Creation Entrepreneurship

Students will learn the basics of operating a business or nonprofit enterprise that creates content for social media and Web 2.0 platforms (like YouTube, podcasting, Instagram, TikTok, etc.).  This course combines instruction on business management and the creative process, and will give students an opportunity to develop and launch their own enterprise. 

DATA 334: Social Research Methods

Students will learn how to use empirical research methods to develop and refine information and knowledge.  Topics include: evidence-based decision-making, scientific inference-making, developing and refining facts and theories, research project design, exploratory research, qualitative research (including focus groups, interviews, ethnography, experimental), quantitative research (including surveys, database analysis, analytics), measurement, sampling, statistical analysis, and research communication.  This course includes a practical component where students will field a pro bono research project for a real-world client.


The Annex Sociology Podcast

A show for academic sociologists.  Creator, Host, and Executive Producer.

The QC Pod

An open mic show for Queens College students.  Executive Producer.

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