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Health movements

Social history of the media

Cultural sociology


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)

  • 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