Chad Alan Goldberg is a sociologist affiliated with the Center for German and European Studies, Department of Political Science, George L. Mosse Program in History, George L. Mosse/Laurence A. Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, and Integrated Liberal Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He specializes in social theory, comparative-historical sociology, and political sociology.

Goldberg was educated at New College of Florida, where he received a BA in philosophy and sociology, and the New School for Social Research, where he earned his doctorate. He joined the faculty in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2001; in 2007 he was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure; and in 2012 he was promoted to full professor.

He has also been a visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, and a visiting fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien, and Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.