Faculty Scholar Emeriti

Margaret Andersen

Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology
Faculty Scholar Emerita, Center for the Study of Diversity

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716



Margaret L. Andersen is the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware where she also held joint appointments in Women’s Studies and Africana Studies and where she currently serves as Executive Director of the President’s Diversity Initiative. She is the author of several books, including Sociology: The Essentials (with Howard F. Taylor); On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection; Living Art: The Life of Paul R. Jones, African American Art Collector; Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape (with Elizabeth Higginbotham);Thinking about Women: Sociological Perspectives on Sex and Gender; Race, Class and Gender (with Patricia Hill Collins), She is a recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Jessie Bernard Award and has received the Sociologists for Women in Society’s Feminist Lecturer Award. She is the former Vice President of the American Sociological Association, former president of the Eastern Sociological Society and a recipient of the University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award.