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Andrea Malkin Brenner

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Sociology
    Internship Coordinator, Department of Sociology
    Honors Coordinator, Department of Sociology
  • Dr. Brenner received her BA in Sociology from Brandeis University, her MA in Education from Boston College, and her PhD in Sociology from American University. She joined the faculty at American University and has been teaching Sociology to Undergraduate students there since 1999. Dr. Brenner currently holds one of AU's Professor of the Practice positions and also teaches in AU's University College Program. She serves at the Undergraduate Advisor as well as the Honors Coordinator for the Department of Sociology. Dr. Brenner researches and writes about the sociology of education, teaching introductory sociology, race and the politics of identity, and diverse family structures, with a special interest in families created by adoption. She also serves on several local Adoption Agency/Program Boards. Dr. Brenner has received a number of teaching awards, including Professor of the Year at American University and the Faculty Award form the GLBTA Resource Center.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Sociology, American University
    MA, Education, Boston University
    BA, Sociology, Brandeis University

  • CAS - Sociology
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