Our community includes 11 faculty members, 4 affiliated faculty members,36 graduate students and about 120 undergraduate majors.
"Professor Cadge has really helped me to develop my skills as a writer and thinker." --A former student of Sociology Professor Wendy Cadge, recipient of the 2008 Michael L. Walzer '56 Award for Teaching.
"Professor Cunningham is an outstanding mentor; one of the smartest, most modest people that I have ever met; and a great teacher. He is always willing to get involved in the Brandeis community outside of the classroom, and he has been an inspiration to me." --A former student of Sociology Professor David Cunningham, recipient of the 2007 Lerman-Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring.
2007--Professor Gordon Fellman was the recipient of the Student Union Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence Contributing to Bettering the Brandeis Community.
(L to R) Cheryl Hansen, Mitra Shavarini, David Cunningham, Wendy Cadge, Carmen Sirianni, Sara Shostak, Ana Villalobos, Laura Miller, Goldon Fellman, Peter Conrad, Kristen Lucken, Judy Hanley
Not pictured: Karen Hansen, Gila Hayim, Shulamit Reinharz, Chandler Rosenberger
Expertise: Social movements/collective action, community structure, organizations, quantitative inquiry, youth culture.
Director of Graduate Studies
Expertise: Sociology of Religion, culture, health and medicine, immigration, gender, sexuality, organizations, research methods.
Undergraduate Advising Head
Expertise: Sociology of health and illness, science and technology studies, body and society, sociology and bioethics, environmental health and justice, qualitative research methods.
Expertise: Medical sociology, deviance, qualitative research methods.
Expertise: Peace, conflict, and coexistence studies; empowerment, social class, Marx and Freud, psychoanalytic sociology, masculinities, Israeli-Palestinian confrontation.
|Karen V. Hansen
Expertise: Gender, feminist theory, sociology of families, historical sociology, networks and communities.
On Sabbatical, Fall 2012
Expertise: Social theory, sociology of law, sociology of religion, sociology of culture, existential sociology.
|Charles Kadushin, Visiting Research Professor of Sociology
Expertise: Networks, sociology of religion, survey research and the combination of sociological theory and methods.
|Marty Wyngaarden Krauss (The Heller School and University Provost)
Expertise: Disability policy, family caregiving, mental retardation, human services.
|Laura J. Miller
Expertise: Sociology of culture, mass media, consumption and marketing, urban and suburban studies.
Expertise: Qualitative research methods, feminist research, Jewish women's studies, social psychology, group dynamics.
Expertise: Nationalism, ethnicity, sociology of culture, sociology of religion, political dissent, terrorism, modern European politics.
|Theodore Sasson, Visiting Research Professor of Sociology
Expertise: Political sociology with an emphasis on political discourse, social problems and diaspora studies.
|Thomas Shapiro (The Heller School)
Expertise: Stratification, race, political sociology.
Expertise: Political sociology, community and civic democracy, organizations, public policy for democracy, work.
Expertise: Sociology of the family. Sociology of gender. Sociology of education. Qualitative research methods.
|Janet Zollinger Giele (Retired in 2004)
Expertise: Women's changing roles, sociology of the life course, social movements.
|George Ross (Retired in 2009)
Expertise: European integration, European politics and social policy, comparative industrial relations, sociology of advanced capitalist societies researching and analyzing the development of this new Europe.