Gender Studies





Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department of Social Science
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Dr. Cohan has authored many publications and papers delivered at academic conferences throughout the United States. In addition, she has also served as an invited guest lecturer, moderator or presenter at more than 50 venues nationwide.
She has done domestic violence work in three states, and has served as an expert consultant in legal cases involving sexual-violence. She is working on book-length projects regarding what it means to teach about intimacy and violence, and about providing care for an elderly, ill and abusive patient. She can speak to domestic and sexual violence, race and ethnicity, feminist theory and practice, learning and civic engagement, creative nonfiction, how sociology and memoir intersect, and the scholarship of teaching and learning with an emphasis on transformative and feminist pedagogy.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. in Sociology and a Certificate in Women’s Studies, graduated with distinction, 1992
University of Texas-Austin, M.A. in Sociology, 1994
Brandeis University, Boston
Joint M.A. in Women’s Studies and Sociology, 2002
Ph.D. in Sociology, 2005
Dr. Cohan has 16 years of teaching experience, more than eight as a Visiting Assistant Professor or an Assistant Professor at Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.; University of Connecticut—Storrs; Suffolk University, Boston, Mass.; Framingham State College, Framingham, Mass.; Tufts University, Boston, Mass.; the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Connecticut College, New London, Conn.; Regis College, Weston, Mass.; Curry College, Milton, Mass.; the University of Massachusetts-Boston; and Harvard University.
USCB, Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2012
Regis College, Virginia Pyne Kaneb Faculty Scholar Award, 2009-2010
Tufts University, Senior Survey Awards, 1999-2000
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Louise Troxell Award
Alpha Kappa Delta, international honor society for sociology majors
Golden Key National Honor Society (top 10 percent of college graduates nationwide)
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