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Skidmore College
Sociology Department
Susan Walzer

Susan Walzer
Professor of Sociology

Office:  224 Tisch Learning Center
Telephone: (518) 580-5424
Email:  swalzer@skidmore.edu

EDUCATION

  • PhD, Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1995
  • MSW, Smith College School for Social Work, 1983
  • AB, English, Brown University, 1980

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Close Relationships, Emotions, Families, Gender, Social Psychology, Social Research Design and Qualitative Methods, Student and Faculty Cultures

COURSES

  • Family Connections (SSP100)
  • Individual in Society (SO202)
  • Families in the United States (SO217)
  • Close Relationships (SO224H)
  • Social Research Methods (SO227)
  • Sociology of Emotions (SO304)
  • Studying Student Worlds (SO332)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Thinking about the Baby

BOOK

 

 

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

  • Gender and the Culture of Heterosexual Marriage (coauthored with Karyn Loscocco).  2013.  Journal of Family Theory & Review 5:1-14.
  • Crossing Generational Divides: Experiences of New Faculty in Higher Education (coauthored with Cathy Trower).  2010.  Metropolitan Universities 21:35-44.
  • Redoing Gender through Divorce.  2008.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 25:5-21.
  • Children’s Stores of Divorce.  2006.  In Couples, Kids, and Family Life, edited by Jaber Gubrium & James Holstein.  New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Encountering Oppositions: A Review of Scholarship about Motherhood.  2004.  In Handbook of Contemporary Families: Considering the Past, Contemplating the Future, edited by Marilyn Coleman & Lawrence H. Ganong.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Accounting for Divorce: Gender and Uncoupling Narratives (coauthored with Thomas P. Oles).  2003.  Qualitative Sociology 26:331-349.
  • Managing Conflict after Marriages End: A Qualitative Study of Narratives of Ex-Spouses (coauthored with Thomas P. Oles).  2003.  Families in Society 84:1-9.
  • Developing Sociologists through Qualitative Study of College Life.  2001.  Teaching Sociology 29:88-94.

SELECTED HONORS AND APPOINTMENTS

  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard Graduate School of Education, August 2013-June 2014
  • The Hoffman Lecture in Sociology and Social Policy, Russell Sage College, March 2010
  • Radcliffe Fellow, Henry A. Murray Research Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Spring 2000
  • Finalist, William J. Goode Book Award, American Sociological Association Family Section, 1999
  • Paul Meadows Award for Excellence in Teaching, University at Albany, 1993