Dr. Andrew Bisto

Lecturer, Sociology


1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 245
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Andrew Bisto is from a small steel town in southern Illinois (Granite City) and earned his sociology degrees through Missouri's university system. His dissertation research focuses on the social origins of alcohol prohibition legislation in the state of Missouri and the United States in the early twentieth century. After earning his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2016, he then served as a Lecturer at Northern Arizona University for three years teaching criminology courses. While in Arizona, Andrew was able to publish an article from his dissertation research in the journal Crime, Law and Social Change. Dr. Bisto begins his appointment with the Sociology Department at UAH in the fall of 2021 and will be teaching a mix of sociology and criminology courses with a focus on the social construction of crime, deviance, power, race, and the law.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2016
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010
  • B.A., Sociology (minor in Criminal Justice), Saint Louis University, 2007


  • Social Origins of Law
  • Drug Control Policy
  • Crimes of the Powerful
  • Race and Ethnic Relations

Recent Publications

  • Bisto, Andrew. 2019. “Testing the symbolic properties of alcohol prohibition in Hermann, MO.” Crime, Law and Social Change 71(4):365-401.