Ion B. Vasi

Ion B. Vasi

Management & Organizations

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

  W519 SSH  
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2005
  • MA in Society and Politics, Central European University, Warsaw, Poland, 1998
  • BA in Sociology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 1997


  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Innovation
  • Organizational Change
  • Quantitative Methods

Selected Publications

  • Tea and Sympathy: The Tea Party Movement and Republication Precommitment to Radical Conservatism in the 2011 Deb-Limit Crisis, Ion B. Vasi, David Strang, Arnout van de Rijt, Mobilization, vol 19, 2014, 1-22
  • The New Immigration Contestation: Social Movements and Local Immigration Policy Making in the United States, 2000-2011, Ion B. Vasi, Justin P. Steil, American Journal of Sociology, vol 119, 2014, 1104-1155
  • Public Support for Sustainable Development: A Mile Wide, but How Deep?, Ion B. Vasi, Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development, vol 8, 2012, 153-170
  • Winds of Change: The Environmental Movement and the Global Development of the Wind Energy Industry, Ion B. Vasi, Administrative Science Quarterly, vol 57, 2012, 359-362
  • Civil Liberty in America: The Diffusion of Municipal Bill of Rights Resolutions After the Passage of the USA Patriot Act, Ion B. Vasi, American Journal of Sociology, vol 116, 2009, 1675-1715

Other Work

  • Thinking Globally, Planning Nationally, and Acting Locally: Nested Organizational Fields and Adoption of Environmental Practices, Ion B. Vasi, Social Forces, vol 86, 2007, 113-36