Dr. Berard has published in a variety of journals including Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, Qualitative Sociology Review, and Human Studies. Among the most recent publications, articles and chapters have addressed the social psychology of authoritarianism; the problem and the concept of “institutional racism”; organizational defense accounts blaming deviance and discrimination on individual “bad apples”; and the criminalization of hate crimes as an illustration of expressive law.
Among many past and present positions, Dr. Berard has served as Chair of the Division of Crime and Juvenile Delinquency in the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), has served twice on Council for the Section on Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis in the American Sociological Association (ASA), and continues to serve on the Editorial Board of Human Studies.
Dr. Berard’s research addresses group relations, social institutions, and social identity as these intersect across many fields of research. Specific topics addressed include hate crimes, institutional racism & disparate impact, and ethnic profiling.
Baudouin Dupret, Michael Lynch and Tim Berard recently published a co-edited volume of essays in the Oxford University Press series Oxford Studies in Language and Law, titled: Law at Work: Studies in Legal Ethnomethods.