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Donileen  Loseke

Donileen Loseke

Donileen Loseke


Office: CPR 215
Phone: (813) 974 2517
Fax: (813) 974 6455



Dr. Loseke, Director of the Sociology Graduate program, works on questions in topics of social problems, social policy, sociology of social services and identity. Her most recent book is Thinking About Social Problems: An Introduction to Constructionist Perspectives. She is the recipient of the Charles Horton Cooley Award for her book, The Battered Woman and Shelters: The Social Construction of Wife Abuse. Her research also is reported in journals such as Social Problems, Social Psychology Quarterly, Sexualities, and Culture & Society. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (2000-2004), and has been President of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (1996-1997). She is a former co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (1994-1999), and is a current member of the editorial boards for Social Problems and The Sociological Quarterly. She also is on the Council of the American Sociological Association for the emotions section.


Ph.D.,University of California - Santa Barbara, 1982

Graduate Students

Janine Beahm, Rebecca Blackwell, Carley Geiss