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Roberta Garner

  • Emerita
  • PhD
  • Sociology
  • 773.325.4892
  • 990 West Fullerton Avenue, 1110

Roberta Garner completed the BA (1962), MA (1963), and PhD (1966) in Sociology at the University of Chicago. She taught at DePaul from 1971 to 2022 and served as department chair in 1978-1981 and 2003-2009. Her areas of interest include sociological theory, stats and methods, urban sociology, criminology, and social movements.  In the Liberal Studies Program she developed courses on Greek mythology, Ancient Greece and Rome in sociological perspective, and philosophy and social thought. Her most recent publications are The Joy of Stats, 3rd edition (U. of Toronto Press, 2022) and co-authored with Black Hawk Hancock, “Erving Goffman as Criminologist: Encounters, Dramaturgy, and Drift" in Michael Hviid Jacobsen, The Anthem Companion to Erving Goffman (Anthem Press, 2022). Currently, Garner and Hancock are writing a book called World Disrupted: Sociology of the Future.

Research Interests

  • Political Sociology
  • Sociological Theory
  • Urban Sociology
  • Research Methods