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Biographical Sketch

Selected Recent Publications

Margaret L. Andersen Rosenfeld

On Land and On Sea
A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection

Margaret L. Andersen
Howard F. Taylor
Understanding a Diverse Society
Sociology - Understanding a Diverse Society - 4th Edition

Margaret L. Andersen
Patricia Hill Collins

Race, Class & Gender
Race, Class and Gender: An Anthology - 6th Edition

Dr. Margaret L. Andersen

Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-7299
FAX: 302-831-2607

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Educational Background : M.A., Ph. D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.A., Georgia State University, Atlanta

Teaching Positions: Currently, Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware. Dr. Andersen has also been a Visiting Professor at Stanford University (Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Women’s Studies).

 Research Interests: Professor Andersen's interests are the sociology of race and gender.

•Her most recent work is a new book, On Land and On Sea: Women in the Rosenfeld Collection, published by Mystic Seaport Museum. This book is a photographic essay of women across the course of the twentieth century, based on images in the Rosenfeld Collection of Mystic Seaport.

•She is the author of several books, including Thinking About Women: Sociological Perspectives on Sex and Gender, 8 th ed.;  Race, Class, and Gender, 6th ed. (with Patricia Hill Collins); Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society 5 th ed. (with Howard F. Taylor); Sociology: The Essentials, 3rd ed. (with Howard F. Taylor); Understanding Society: Readings in Sociology, 3rd ed.(with Kim A. Logio); and Social Problems (with Frank R. Scarpitti and Laura L. O'Toole).

•She has received the 2006 Jessie Bernard Award given annually by the American Sociological Association for scholarship widening the horizons of sociology to include women and the Robin M. Williams Lecture Award from the Eastern Sociological Society.

•She was the 2004 Sociologists for Women (SWS) Feminist Lecturer Award, given annually to someone in the nation whose work benefits women.

Teaching Interests : Professor Andersen teaches courses on social inequality, the sociology of race and ethnicity, race/ class/and gender, as well as introductory sociology.

•She has received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Science and the University of Delaware's Excellence in Teaching Award. She also received the Faculty Mentor Award given by the McNair Scholars Program—a program designed to encourage students of color to pursue graduate degrees in the social sciences and sciences.

•While Dean of the College of Arts and Science, she received a grant from the Hewlett Foundation to transform undergraduate education through the development of new introductory level courses across the curriculum.

Service Activities :

• Margaret Andersen is currently the Chair of the National Advisory Board for the Stanford University Center for Comparative Study in Race and Ethnicity and is the former editor of Gender & Society.

●She has also served as Dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Delaware and is the former Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

●She is active in several professional organizations, most notably the American Sociological Association (where she is the Vice President-Elect for 2008-2009), the Eastern Sociological Society (past president), and Sociologists for Women in Society.

●She is frequently asked to consult on curriculum development and program reviews on various campuses.




Last Update: November 6, 2013