Vince Montes, Ph.D. Faculty Profile

Vince  Montes, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Department of Sociology

Vince Montes teaches courses in political sociology and sociological theory.

Research interest is in the classical tradition in sociology, the state, political economy, bureaucracy, & social and revolutionary movements.

  • Ph.D. in Sociology and Historical Studies, Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research
  • M.A. in Social Sciences, San Francisco State University
  • B.A. in Sociology, San Francisco State University
Fall Semester 2021
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
SOC 30004Sociological TheoryTH10:00AM11:40AMMI-2038Hayward Campus
SOC 42001Political SociologyTH1:15PM2:50PMMI-2038Hayward Campus

Montes, Vince. 2021. The US State, the Social Structure of Control, and the Puerto Rican the National Question (forthcoming), Brill Publishers’ Studies in Critical Social Sciences.

Montes, Vince. 2021. “The Covid-19 Vaccines: A Quick and Temporary Fix for Capitalism’s Latent Functions.” Marxist Studies in Global and Asian Perspective, March 11.

Montes, Vince. 2021. “COVID-19 Vaccines: The partiality of medicine in United States capitalism.” Links International Journal on Socialist Renewal, February 12.

Montes, Vince. 2021. “The Covid-19 Vaccines: A Latent Function for the Capitalist Social System.” Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology, Volume 12, Issue 1, January. 

Montes, Vince. 2020. The containment of COVID-19 is antithetical to the system of US capitalism.” Human Geography. Volume: 13 issue: 3, 326-330, November 01.

Montes. Vince. 2020. “Capitalism and Coercion: Crisis in the Legitimacy of the U.S. State.” Global Research, June 11.

Montes, Vince. 2020. "Death from Covid-19, Collateral Damage, and the Capitalist-State." Marxist Studies in Global and Asian Perspective, May 08.  

Montes, Vince. 2020. “Are deaths from COVID-19 just more unintended, but acceptable, collateral damage for the capitalist state?Links International Journal on Socialist Renewal, April 27.

Montes, Vince. 2019. “Economic and Social Crisis in Puerto Rico: ‘The Ugly American’ and the Puerto Rican National Question.Global Research, July 22.   

Montes, Vince. 2019. “The 2016 Presidential Election: The Political Process for the Taking.” Pp. 61-68 in The Two-Party System in the United States: Current Controversies, edited by Barbara Krasner. New York, NY: Greenhaven Publishing.

Montes, Vince. 2018. “Mass Murder, Violence and the U.S. Social Structure.” Global Research, September 20.

Montes, Vince. 2017. “Will Hurricane Maria Wash Always All Illusions about the U.S. in Puerto Rico?Dissident Voice, November 02.

Montes, Vince. 2017. “2016 Elections: The Political Process as a Mechanism of Control.” The Political Anthropologist, Jan./Feb. Issue.

Montes, Vince. 2016. “America’s ‘Duopoly Party System,’ Central to Understanding Power and Domination.” Global Research, December 03.

Montes, Vince. 2016. "Coercive Occupations as State Facilitation: Understanding U.S. State's Strategy of Control.” Radical Criminology, Issue 6, fall, 71-129.

Montes, Vince. 2009. “The Web Approach to the State Strategy in Puerto Rico.” Pp. 99-118 in Bureaucratic Culture and Escalating Problems: Advancing the Sociological Imagination, edited by D. Knottnerus and B. Phillips. Boulder, CO, Paradigm Publishers.

Montes, Vince. “The U.S. State, the Social Structure of Control, and the Puerto Rican National Question.”  Session: Transnational Mobilization of Hope and Social Change. The Society for the Study of Social Problems. San Francisco, CA. August 8. 2020 (Paper accepted, due to Covid-19 conference was canceled.)

Montes, Vince. “Puerto Rico and the U.S. Social Structure of Control.” Section on Marxist Sociology Refereed Roundtable Session: Historical Considerations: Of Colonies and Decolonization. Presider. ASA, August 8, 2020. (Presented via Zoom).

Montes, Vince. “Mass Murder and Violence and the U.S. Social Structure.” Critical Dialogue: Community, Violence, and Law, The Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 9-11, 2019, New York, NY.  

Montes, Vince. “Is Mass Murder and Violence the Character of the U.S. Social Structure?” the Section on Marxist Sociology Refereed Roundtables, The Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 9-11, 2019, New York, NY.  

Montes, Vince. “The U.S. State, Coercive Power, and Blowback.” Section on Marxist Sociology Refereed Roundtable Session. Presider. American Sociological Association, Annual Meeting, August 11-14, 2018, Philadelphia, PA.

Montes, Vince.  “Re-theorizing the Concept of Blowback and the U.S. State.” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Annual Meeting, August 10-12, 2018, Philadelphia, PA.

Montes, Vince. “Policing and Military Bureaucratic Structures as Impediments for Social Change.” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Annual Meeting, August 19-21, 2016, Seattle, WA. 

Montes, Vince. “The U.S. as Enforcer of Inequality and Preemptor of Protest and Social Movements,” American Sociological Association, Annual Meeting, August 20-23, 2016, Seattle, WA. 

Montes, Vince. “The U.S. State, Coercive Power, and Blowback.” Section on Marxist Sociology Refereed Roundtable Session. Presider/Discussant.  American Sociological Association, Annual Meeting, August 11-14, 2018, Philadelphia, PA.

Montes, Vince.  “Re-theorizing the Concept of Blowback and the U.S. State.” Discussant for Papers in the Round: Global Sociology. Society for the Study of Social Problems, Annual Meeting, August 10-12, 2018, Philadelphia, PA.

Montes, Vince, “The U.S. State and the Social Order: How Police and Military Institutions Serve Ideological Reproduction,” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Annual Meeting, August 21-23, 2015, Chicago, IL.

Montes, Vince. “Coercive Occupations as State Facilitation,” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Annual Meeting, August 15-17, 2014, San Francisco, CA. 

Montes, Vince. “Mapping Membership in Coercive Forces and their Impact on Mobilization,” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 15-20, 2014, San Francisco, CA.  (Accepted/will present)

Montes, Vince. “Coercive Occupations as Vested Interests in the Status Quo,” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Annual Meeting, August 9-11, 2013, New York, NY.

Montes, Vince. “Coercive Forces as Vehicles for Social Integration During Times of Economic Insecurity,” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 10-13, 2013, New York, NY.

Montes, Vince. “The Buffer Class and Problems with Social Change,” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 17-20, 2012, Denver, CO.

Montes, Vince. “Continued Inequality: Understanding Coercive Occupations as a Buffer Class,” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Annual Meeting, August 16-18, 2012, Denver, CO.

Montes, Vince. “State Control and Managing Marginalization in the Current Economic Crisis,” Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 19-21, 2011, Las Vegas, NV.

Montes, Vince and J. David Knottnerus. “Bureaucratic Rituals as Mechanisms of Control.” Presented at the Teaching Social Problems: Context and Technique in the Classroom Session, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Annual Meeting, August 7-8, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Montes, Vince. “Connecting the Dots of the U.S. States’ Elusive Power.” Presented at the Section on Marxist Sociology Paper Session, Contemporary Economic Crisis, Poverty, and Recession, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 8-11, 2009, San Francisco, CA. 

Montes, Vince. “The U.S. State: A Project in Connecting the Dots of its Elusive Centralized Power.”  Paper presented at the Session on Global Economies and Markets at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, March 19-22, 2009, Baltimore, MD.

Montes, Vince, “State Power: Towards a Wide-Ranging Analysis to Social Problems.” Presented at the Sociological Imagination Group Conference, July 31-August 1, 2008, Boston, MA.

Montes, Vince. “Inequality in the Context of the State Strategy Model.” Presented at the Sociological Imagination Group Annual Conference, Confronting Problems in Society and Sociology, August 10-11, 2007, New York, NY.

Montes, Vince. “Beyond State Repression: The State Strategy Model, Web Approach, and the Puerto Rican Case.” Presented at The First North American Conference Radicalism, sponsored by the Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Michigan State University, January 25-27, 2007, Lansing, MI.

Montes, Vince. “Beyond State Repression: Analyzing State Strategies in the Puerto Rican Colonial State.” Presented at the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movement, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 11-14, 2006, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Montes, Vince. “Beyond State Repression.” Presented at the Sociological Imagination Group Annual Conference, August 10, 2006, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Montes, Vince. “Stable Structures and Puerto Rican Mobilization in the Colonial State.” Presented at the Session on Collective Action and the State: From Local Community to World Society, American Sociological Association Centennial Annual Meeting, August 15, 2005, Philadelphia, PA.

Montes, Vince. “Puerto Rican Protest: Political Opportunity Structures in the Quasi-Colonial State,” presented at the 6th Biennial Conference of the Puerto Rican Studies Association, Graduate Center, City University of New York, October 22, 2004, New York, NY.