Widow of Professor Goldstein
Friedman, Judith J.
Associate Professor,teaches courses in urban sociology and research methods. Recent research focuses on suburbanization, race, and visual sociology.
Geisman, Ludwig L.
Cathy Greenblat is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Rutgers University where she served for 35 years as a member of the Department of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and the Bloustein School of Planning. The author of 15 books and more than 100 articles, she has lectured in the USA, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, Africa, the Philippines, China, Australia, and Japan. Since 2002 she has been engaged in a cross-cultural photographic project on aging, dementia, and end of life care. She served as an Honorary Research Fellow at the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK from 2006-2010 and as an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, from 2011-2014. She has a continuing appointment as a Researcher in Human Sciences and Photographie at the Center for Memory Resources and Research (CMRR), University of Nice, France, after serving as an Artist in Residence at the University Hospital Network (CHU) there for 10 years.
Office: Room 202 Cook Office Building
Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Human Ecology, teaches courses in the sociology of economic development, and human ecology. Dr. Rudel's major research interests are in the fields of environmental sociology and economic sociology, especially in Latin America . He has recently published the book, Tropical Forests: Regional Paths of Destruction and Regeneration in the Late Twentieth Century (Columbia University Press).
Waxman, Chaim I.
Office: Davison Hall, 111
Associate Professor of Sociology, teaches courses in the sociology of identity and race and the sociology of symbolic boundaries. One area of interest for Dr. Williams is the development of "racial" and "national" identities within the context of macro and mid-range social structures. Another area of interest is around contemporary cultural forms of social system legitimation. He is currently at work on, "Scanning the Horizon: Local TV News in the Reproduction of Social Inequality," a book which argues that local TV news serves a significant role in the legitimation of existing social inequality.
Professor of Sociology, teaches courses in social psychology, classical theory, and religion. His research interests include the sociology of new religious movements, the social psychology of influence and charisma, and the sociology of the life course. His books include: The Joyful Community, Alienation and Charisma, and Misunderstanding Cults . He is principal investigator of the Urban Communes Project, which has been funded at various times over a 25 year period by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Templeton Foundation.