In Memoriam: Dane Archer

From: UC Santa Cruz Sociology Department

Sociology is sad to announce the passing of Dane Archer, Professor of Sociology and Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Professor Archer joined the UCSC faculty in 1972, and was an expert in verbal and nonverbal communication; violence, war, and peace; social psychology; cross-national research; and crime and law. In addition to being a prolific researcher, an influential scholar, and a beloved teacher, Dane transformed his research and scholarship on nonverbal communication into a successful video series.

In 2008, two awards were created based on the work of Professor Archer. These awards allow undergraduates the opportunity to explore the areas of verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as the areas of violence, war, and peace.

For more information about Professor Dane Archer and his extraordinary legacy, please read the online obituary.