Erik Solevad Nielsen

Erik Solevad Nielsen

Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology and Criminology

516 Oswald Tower
University Park , Pennsylvania 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-5469

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. Sociology--Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  2. Sociology--M.A., University of Kansas
  3. Sociology and Psychology--B.A. Dana College


Erik Nielsen holds degrees in psychology and sociology, and has research expertise in urban sociology, sustainable development, race and ethnicity, and environmental sociology. He has designed and taught courses for sociology, global and international studies, as well as courses on environmental studies and social work. His research has examined sustainable urban development and ethnic conflict. 

He currently serves as the Faculty Advisor to the Penn State Sociology Club and the Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) International Sociology Honors Society. 

Research Interests:

environmental sociology, urban studies, social psychology, ethnic conflict