Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
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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
Understanding a Diverse Society 5 th ed. (with Howard F.
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.
•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
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
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
●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.