Matt Schneirov

Matthew Schneirov

Associate Professor and Chair
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of Sociology

College Hall 504A
Phone: 412.396.6494


Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, 1992
M.A., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, 1977
B.A., Antrhopology and Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, 1974

Social Movements

Sociology of Health and Illness

Cultural Anthropology

Minorities and Public Policy

Mass Media and Society

Race and Ethnicity

Anti-Semitism (interdisciplinary course)

Perspectives on the Holocaust (interdisciplinary course)


The Dream of a New Social Order: Popular Magazines in America: 1893-1914 (Columbia University Press, 1994)

A Diagnosis for our Times: Alternative Health--From Lifeworld to Politics (SUNY Press, 2003)

Publications in The Sociological Quarterly and Health.

"Beyond the Culture Wars: The Politics of Alternative Health," in The Politics of Healing, ed. Robert D. Johnston (Routledge, 2004)


Health movements

social history of the media

cultural sociology


Summer Institute at Cornell, Social Movements Seminar, 1992

Alternative and Complimentary Health Research Network Conference, Key Note Speaker, York England, 2009

Yad Vashem, Holocaust Educators Seminar, 2009

President, Duquesne University AAUP Chapter