Prof. Michael Rosenbaum
Simons Hall 164
Michael Rosenbaum earned his PhD in Sociology from Indiana University. He returns to Minnesota after a long detour: Born in St Peter, MN, he grew up mostly in central Texas before moving to New Orleans, where he earned his BA in Sociology from Tulane University. After completing his MA and PhD at Indiana, he taught for several years at the University of Denver before joining the faculty at CSB/SJU.
Dr. Rosenbaum is a sociologist with a wide range of research and teaching interests, but the common, underlying thread that ties them all together is his interest in the social construction of identity and community. His research has covered a wide range of empirical phenomena, from racial stereotypes, to educational policy, to Jeep people, to baseball fans and urban identities. Michael teaches courses in sociological theory, urban sociology, self and society, and qualitative research methods, as well as the introductory course in sociology and a first-year seminar. Professor Rosenbaum is the faculty coordinator for the Sociology-Anthropology Club and the Criminology Club, and he also serves as CSB/SJU’s chapter representative for Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology’s international honor society.
Spring 2021 Courses:
SOCI 111 - Introduction to Sociology - C3 Block and D4 Block
SOCI 304 - Sociological Theory - A1 Block
Major 20th century American and European developments in the social sciences. Central ideas and assumptions of the founders of modern sociology, anthropology and psychology: Durkheim, Weber, Mead and Freud. A survey of recent schools of thought and a consideration of the social sciences in society.