Susan Walzer
Associate Professor of Sociology

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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Office: 224 Tisch Learning Center
Phone: (518) 580-5424
Fax: (518) 580-5429
E-Mail: swalzer@skidmore.edu

EDUCATION

A.B. Brown University, 1980
M.S.W. Smith College School for Social Work, 1983
PH.D. University at Albany, State University of New York, 1995

TEACHING AND RESEARCH AREAS

Close Relationships, Emotions, Family, Gender,
Social Psychology, Social Research Design and Qualitative Methodolgy

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Susan Walzer (2005)
"Children's Stories of Divorce" in Couples, Kids, and Family Life, edited by Jaber Gubrium and James Holstein. New York: Oxford University Press.

Susan Walzer (2004)
"Encountering Oppositions: A Review of Scholarship about Motherhood," in Handbook of Contemporary Families: Considering the Past, Contemplating the Future, edited by Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence H. Ganong. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Susan Walzer and Thomas P. Oles (2003)
"Accounting for Divorce: Gender and Uncoupling Narratives." Qualitative Sociology 26: 331-349.

Susan Walzer and Thomas P. Oles (2003)
"Managing Conflict after Marriages End: A Qualitative Study of Ex-Spouse Narratives." Families in Society 84:
1-9.

Susan Walzer (2001)
"Developing Sociologists through Qualitative Study of College Life." Teaching Sociology 29:88-94.

Susan Walzer (1998)
Thinking about the Baby: Gender and Transitions into Parenthood. Philadelphia: Temple Universty Press.

Chapter 2, "Parental Consciousness and Gender," reprinted in Families and Society: Classic and Contemporary Readings (2004), edited by Scott Coltrane, Belmont CA: Wadsworth.

Susan Walzer (1997)
"Contextualizing the Employment Decisions of New Mothers." Qualitative Sociology 20: 211-227.

Susan Walzer (1996)
"Thinking About the Baby: Gender and Divisions of Infant Care." Social Problems 43:219-234.

Reprinted in Social Problems across the Life Course (2003), edited by Helena Z. Lopata and Judith A. Levy, Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.; Men and Masculinity: A Text Reader (2001), edited by Theodore F. Cohen, Belmont CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company; and The Essential Sociology Reader (1998), edited by Robert Thompson, Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Excerpted in: Troubled Times: Readings in Social Problems (1999), edited by Robert H. Lauer and Jeanette C. Lauer, Los Angeles: Roxbury Publishing Company.

Susan Walzer (1995)
"Transitions into Motherhood: Pregnant Daughters' Responses to Their Mothers." Families in Society 76:596-603.

Susan Walzer (1994)
"The Role of Gender in Determining Abortion Attitudes." Social Science Quarterly 75: 687-693.

SELECTED HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Chair
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work
Skidmore College
2003-2005

Radcliffe Fellow
Henry A. Murray Research Center
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Spring, 2000

Associate Editor
Journal of Family Issues
2000-present


Updated April 2006


Susan Walzer
swalzer@skidmore.edu
(518) 580-5424