Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Karen E Rosenblum

Karen E Rosenblum

Karen E Rosenblum

Associate Professor


Sociology: Comparative stigma, race/ethnicity/gender/sexuality/disability, American social problems, sociology of deviance

Karen E. Rosenblum, Ph.D., is Associate Professor Emerita of Sociology. During her thirty-five year tenure at George Mason, she served as the founding Director of the Women’s Studies Program and as the university’s first Vice President of University Life (student affairs/services). She has been the recipient of two Fulbright Lecturer awards, the first in Japan and the second in South Korea. With her colleague Toni Travis, she is the author/editor of The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability, now in its 7th edition (2015). She has served as a co-editor of the six-volume Diversity at Mason series, which features the experiences of Mason students, staff, and faculty. Prof. Rosenblum was an instructional faculty member in the 2014 inaugural year of George Mason University’s campus in Songdo, South Korea. Though retired, she can be reached through her George Mason University email.

Selected Publications

Karen Rosenblum, Ying Zhou, and Karen Gentemann. (2009) "Ambivalence: Exploring the American University Experience of the Children of Immigrants." Race, Ethnicity, and Education 12(3):337-348.

David Haines and Karen Rosenblum. (October 2009) "Perfectly American: Constructing the Refugee Experience." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.