Weber, Lynn

Academic Affiliate

Dr. Lynn Weber is a professor of psychology and women's studies who earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Dr. Weber's research and teaching have explored the ways in which the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality operate in both individual lives and in communities. Her recent research focuses on social inequalities in recovery after Hurricane Katrina and on intersectional frameworks for investigating health disparities.

Biographical Profile

College
College of Arts and Sciences
Department
Psychology

International Activity

International Activities
Yes
Type of Activity
Research, Teaching
Countries
Canada, Italy
Institutional Focus Areas
Health Disparities, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Extended Residence in Foreign Country
No
Speaks Non-English Language
No

Interest Background

Do you include students in your research?
Graduates
Interest Keywords
health disparities, disaster recovery, social inequality, race class gender, social mobility,community-based research, pedagogy
Institutional Focus Areas
Health Disparities, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Personal Focus Areas
Inequalities of race, class, gender, and sexuality (intersectionality)- in women's health, Displacement and recovery from Hurrican Katrina, Conceptual frameworks for understanding multiple inequalities

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
1976 University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign-Urbana, Illinois PhD Sociology
1973 Memphis State University Memphis, Tennessee MA Sociology
1971 Memphis State University Memphis, Tennessee BA Sociology

Memberships & Professional Activities

Dates Type Description Institution/Entity
Membership American Sociological Association
Membership American Studies Association
Membership National Women's Studies Association
Membership American Public Health Association
Membership Southeastern Women's Studies Association
Membership Sociologists for Women in Society
Membership Southern Sociological Society
Membership National Women's Health Network

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
08/1977 - 08/1986 Assistant to Full Professor of Sociology and Social Work University of Memphis
08/1982 - 08/1968 Co-Founder, Associate Director, Center for Research on Women University of Memphis
08/1987 - 01/1988 Visiting Professor, Dept, of Health Education Temple University
1988 - 08/1996 Director, Center for Research on Women University of Memphis
09/1994 - 08/1996 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Gender Studies, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Joint Appointment with Black American Studies University of Delaware
08/1996 Professor, Department of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies Program University of South Carolina
1996 - 2007 Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program University of South Carolina
08/2002 - 08/2003 Visiting Professor in Consortium for Research on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity and Department of Women's Studies University of Maryland
2007 - Present Professor of Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies Univeristy of South Carolina
08/2010 - 12/2010 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
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