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Mary Jean Cravens

Mary Jean Cravens

Mary Jean Cravens

Associate Professor, Sociology

(630) 942-2333
Office: Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2704D

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Sex and Gender
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Animals and Society
  • Global Stratification


Current Projects:

  • Doctoral dissertation in sociology at UIC: Conducting an ethnographic study of constructions of masculinity within the American animal rights movement


Selected Publications, Presentations, Books:

  • M.J. Cravens with R. Stephen Warner. "The Look of Youth Ministry: Accounting for Socio-Cultural Patterns in Religious Programs Targeted at American Teenagers" presented Spring 2001 at the Midwest Sociological Society meetings, St. Louis, IL.



  • M.A. University of Illinois - Chicago
  • B.A. University of Illinois - Chicago


Awards and Recognitions:

  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • UIC Highest Departmental Distinction in Sociology, 1997