Faculty Profile

Susan Rose

Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Director of the Community Studies Center (1984), Department Chair

Contact Information


239 W Louther St Room 301


Susan Rose is interested in life course studies and systems of socialization (family, education, and religion), with a particular emphasis on comparative family systems and the interaction of gender, class, and race. Her research has focused on cross-cultural studies of the political economy of religious fundamentalisms, gender violence, sexuality education, and immigration. Other areas of interest include: stratification, social policy, and qualitative research methods..


  • B.A., Dickinson College, 1977
  • M.A., Cornell University, 1982
  • Ph.D., 1984

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

SOCI 400 Sociology of Violence
While dealing with broad conceptualizations of violence, this course will focus on gender and sexual violence in the context of domestic and international disputes. We will examine: the social construction of gender and violence; social policy regarding violence; interpersonal violence: rape in the context of both wartime and peacetime, domestic violence (battering, child abuse, sexual abuse); women's rights as human rights; and the politics of trauma, memory, and denial.

SOCI 500 Independent Study