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I am a professor emeritus in the department of sociology at Rutgers University.  I have a B.A. in math from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in social relations from The Johns Hopkins University. As a post-doctoral fellow, I also studied family psychotherapy for two years at Hahnemann University. In a 50 year career, I taught at U.C. Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, and Rutgers University. While at Rutgers, I also served as Chair of the Department of Sociology. Please note that the website I used while at Rutgers: rci.rutgers.edu/~zablocki is no longer operational.  Use this one instead.

My main areas of interest are social psychology, religion, history, and culture.  My research fields include the following: communes, cults, brainwashing, charisma, social networks, and Jewish history.