Dr. Joseph Schneider

Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Sociology
 

Office: 134 Howard Hall

Phone: Office: 271-2158

Home: 279-4155

E-Mail: joseph.schneider@drake.edu


Joseph Schneider came to Drake University in 1970 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has taught as a visiting professor at the University of Iowa, Nankai University in Tianjin, People's Republic of China (1985-1987), and at the University of Hong Kong (1996-1998). His main areas of current research, writing, and teaching interest are cultural theory, masculinity, and science and knowledge studies. His published work includes books and articles on deviance, social problems, illness, family caregiving in China, ethnography, and feminist science studies. He teaches courses in deviance, morality, masculinity, contemporary Chinese society, and poststructural theory. His most recent book is Donna Haraway: Live Theory (May 2005), a review of this feminist science studies scholar's contributions. He served as editor of the national sociology journal, Social Problems, and is active in a variety of regional and national professional sociology organizations. He is a former director of The Cultural Studies Program at Drake and former chair of the Department for the Study of Culture and Society.


Classes taught by Dr. Schneider

FYS 20/SCSS 14. Masculinities in Film
SOC 110. Culture, Knowledge, Power
SOC 130. Contemporary Chinese Society
SOC 151/HONR 151. Science, Cyborgs, and Monsters: Thinking Knowledge Projects for the New Millennium
SOC 170. Deviance
SCSS 135/HONR 165. Technoscience Culture and Practice