About Bill Domhoff
G. William Domhoff, who goes by "Bill," is a Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Born into an apolitical middle-American family in what he and his friends thought of as the Midwest (Ohio), he received his B.A. at Duke University, his M.A. at Kent State University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Miami. He has been teaching at the University of California, Santa Cruz, since 1965.
Four of his books are among the top 50 best sellers in sociology for the years 1950 to 1995: Who Rules America? (1967, #12); The Higher Circles (1970, #39); The Powers That Be (1979, #47); and Who Rules America Now? (1983, #43).
More recently, he is the author of Diversity in the Power Elite (3rd ed., 2018, with Richard L. Zweigenhaft), Who Rules America? The Triumph of the Corporate Rich (7th ed., 2014), The Myth of Liberal Ascendancy: Corporate Dominance From the Great Depression to the Great Recession (2013), The New CEOs (2011, with Richard L. Zweigenhaft), Class and Power in the New Deal (2011, with Michael Webber), and The Leftmost City (2009, with Richard Gendron).
In 2007, Bill received the University of California's Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, which honors the post-retirement contributions of UC faculty.
In April 2013, Bill's research was the focus of a plenary session at the annual conference of the Urban Affairs Association.
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