Amanda Freeman, PhD
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Amanda Freeman, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Hillyer Hall 412


PhD   Boston College   |   MA   Boston College   |   MFA   Columbia University  |   AB   Brown University

Amanda Freeman is a sociologist with research interests in poverty, social policy, qualitative methods, gender, family and education. She is a public sociologist who translates her research about the struggles of low-income families into news articles for media outlets including the Atlantic. In 2013, she received the Dentler Award from the public sociology section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in recognition of “exceptional research and writing on the challenges facing low-income single mother-headed families and communication of research and its policy implications to a broader audience.”

Before coming to the University of Hartford, Amanda was a visiting assistant professor of Sociology at Central Connecticut State University. Prior to this, she taught interdisciplinary writing courses for the City University of New York. At the University of Hartford, Professor Freeman will teach a variety of courses including Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of the Family, and Inequality.