Caroline Lee, professor of sociology
Research areas: Lee is a comparative historical sociologist with research and teaching interests in economic sociology, social movements, political sociology, sociology of knowledge and culture, urban and environmental sociology, and research methods. Her current project examines the promotion of democratic practices in U.S. higher education, and her book Do-It-Yourself Democracy is an ethnography of the public engagement industry in the United States.
Her Lafayette journey: Lee joined the Lafayette faculty in 2006. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in sociology at University of California San Diego. Her research and published works may be viewed on her website.
What she’ll be teaching in the fall: This fall, she’ll be working on her book on community engagement in higher education and will be faculty director of the Landis Center for Community Engagement.