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Georgia State University alumna honored for scholarship endowment

Monday, August 16, 2010 – Brooke Robinson

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Margaret L. Andersen (B.A. ’70), sociologist and professor of women’s studies at the University of Delaware, was honored earlier this month by the department of Sociology for her endowment of a scholarship for undergraduate study. The scholarship, in its first year, was awarded this past spring to sociology major Brittany Terry.

Andersen received her degree in sociology from Georgia State and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  She teaches courses on social inequality, the sociology of race and ethnicity, and race/class and gender. 

Andersen is also currently the vice president of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and is known for her distinguished scholarship challenging barriers confronting women, minorities, and especially minority women.  Andersen has authored many books including “Thinking About Women: Sociological Perspectives on Sex and Gender.”

The reception was held on Friday, August 13, 2010.  GSU Sociology faculty and students attended.