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Prof. Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

Simons Hall 164

Phone: 320-363-2602

[email protected]


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 CSBSJU. 

Michael's intellectual passion is sociological theory, and all of his empirical work focuses on the social construction of community.  His research on consumers and consumption, race and ethnicity, and the sociology of education has been published in Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Social Science Quarterly, and Social Science Journal.

Professor Rosenbaum teaches courses in sociological theory, qualitative research methods, and race and ethnicity, as well as the introductory course in Sociology.  He is the faculty coordinator for the Sociology-Anthropology Club, and he also serves as CSBSJU's chapter representative for Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology's international honor society.