Professor of Sociology
Wendy 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.
PhD, Department of Sociology, Princeton University, 2002
MA, Department of Sociology, Princeton University, 2000
BA, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, Swarthmore College, 1997
Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine. University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America. University of Chicago Press, 2005.