About Mary Jean Cravens

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