Title

Professor of Sociology

Education

Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Princeton University, 2002

M.A., Department of Sociology, Princeton University, 2000

B.A., Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, Swarthmore College, 1997

Focus of Research

Sociology of Religion, Culture, Health and Medicine, Immigration, Gender, Sexuality, Organizations, Research Methods.

Contact Information

Pearlman 109
781-736-2641
wcadge@brandeis.edu

Wendy Cadge

Wendy CadgeWendy Cadge is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Chair of the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program. She teaches and writes about religion in the contemporary United States, especially as related to health care, immigration and sexuality.

She is the author of Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America (University of Chicago Press, 2005), Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine (University of Chicago Press, 2012) and numerous articles including recent ones on airport chaplains, the role of religion on hospital ethics committees, and the development of chaplaincy as a profession. A committed teacher, she is a recipient of the Michael Walzer ’56 Award for Excellence in Teaching  and the Dean of Arts and Sciences Mentoring award for Outstanding Teaching of Students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, please visit www.wendycadge.com.

Books

Cadge-Paging God Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine. University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Heartwood book cover Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America. University of Chicago Press, 2005.