Suzanne Vaughan

Associate Professor
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Biography

Suzanne Vaughan is an associate professor of sociology in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is known internationally for her innovative application of a new research strategy called institutional ethnography to housing studies. As one of a handful of U.S. experts employing this methodology in their research, she has published a number of substantive articles on homeownership, childrearing and housing, retirement housing, independence in old age, company housing and methodological articles about institutional ethnography. She is currently writing a book based upon the oral housing histories of women currently living in Phoenix which explicates the ways in which the ordinary work of people in the housing industry transformed housing in the U.S over the 20th century and ultimately, led to the U.S. housing crisis. She recently co-edited a volume of international junior scholars who have contributed to the New Scholarship in Institutional Ethnography. Vaughan teaches undergraduate courses in statistics and methodology and graduate classes in institutional ethnography in the social justice and human rights, the interdisciplinary arts and Sciences, and social technologies programs in the New College where students work collaboratively with organizations and community activists to change administrative and managerial processes to make them more responsive to people's needs.

Education

  • Postdoctorial Fellowship. National Council of La Raza and Department of Labor 1981-1982
  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University 1981
  • M.A. University of New Mexico 1975
  • B.A. Roanoke College 1970

Research Interests

Vaughn's scholarly interests include institutional ethnography, gender and housing, historical sociology, social change, sociology of knowledge and methodology.

 

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SBS 304 Social Statistics I
SBS 494 Special Topics
SOC 494 Special Topics
POS 494 Special Topics
ASB 494 Special Topics
MAS 513 Sociology of Everyday Life
MAS 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SBS 303 Quantitative Methods
SBS 304 Social Statistics I
MAS 585 Capstone Course
STC 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SBS 304 Social Statistics I
SBS 494 Special Topics
POS 494 Special Topics
ASB 494 Special Topics
SOC 494 Special Topics
COM 494 Special Topics
MAS 513 Sociology of Everyday Life
MAS 595 Continuing Registration
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
SBS 303 Quantitative Methods
SBS 304 Social Statistics I
STC 590 Reading and Conference
MAS 595 Continuing Registration