Amanda Gengler

Amanda M. Gengler
Assistant Professor

Ph.D.- Brandeis University, Sociology (2014)
M.S.S.W. -University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003)
B.A.- University of Wisconsin-Madison, History and Social Welfare (2001)

Telephone: (336) 758-3948
Office: 004E Kirby Hall



Amanda Gengler



Dr. Gengler’s research and teaching interests include the sociology of health and illness, the sociology of emotion, the interactional reproduction of inequality, and qualitative research methods. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the American Sociological Association, and has received awards from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and the Society for the Study of Social Problems Theory Division. Recent articles have been published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Problems, Symbolic Interaction, the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, and Contexts Magazine among other outlets. Her book, Hopeward Bound: How Families of Critically Ill Children Negotiate an Unequal Healthcare System, is under contract with New York University Press.



Soc 151:  Principles of Sociology
Soc 154:  Deviant Behavior
Soc 335: Sociology of Health and Illness
Soc 368: Sociology of Death and Dying
Soc 398: Observing the Social World