Harry Levine

harrylevineProfessor of Sociology
Academic Web Page


Harry G. Levine is Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.  He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. from Brandeis University.

His research and writings have focused on drugs, alcohol, and food in historical context.  His work has received seven distinguished scholarship awards for historical and sociological research about addiction, alcohol prohibition and regulation, international drug policy, crack cocaine, the war on drugs, and racial bias in marijuana possession arrests.  In 2013 he was awarded a Senior Scholar Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.  His work has been cited in editorials, columns and news articles in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, and other prominent publications.

Additional information and links to full text versions of book chapters, articles and reports can be found at his academic web page, here.


Ph.D.  (University of California, Berkeley)
B.A.  (Brandeis University)


Office: Powdermaker Hall 252O
Tel: (718) 997-2800
On leave 2014
Email: harry.levine@qc.cuny.edu