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Sociology and Anthropology

David M. Boden

Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology


Identity and Community
Law & Social Policy
Queer Theory
Ideology & Knowledge
Contemporary Social Theory


PhD Northwestern University
MA Northwestern University
JD The College of William and Mary
BA The Johns Hopkins University

Courses Taught

First-Year Studies: Human Body
Sociology and Anthropology 110: Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology
Sociology and Anthropology 210: Principles of Social Organization
Sociology and Anthropology 240: Deviance
Sociology and Anthropology 290: Social Problems and Policy
Sociology and Anthropology 310: Research Methods: Design
Sociology and Anthropology 320: Research Methods: Analysis
Sociology and Anthropology 350: Sociology of Knowledge
Sociology and Anthropology 395: Law, Culture and Society
Sociology and Anthropology 410: Contemporary Social Theory


“Alienation of sexuality in the occupation of male erotic dancing” Journal of Homosexuality (2008).

“Stability of student attitudes regarding homosexuality and masculinity: A longitudinal study” Indiana Academy of Social Sciences, Vol. 9 (2005).

“An exercise in poetic transcription” Journal of Creative Social Discourse Vol. 3, No. 1 (1994).

Invited Talks

Indiana Academy of Social Sciences. October 2004. Annual Conference.Gender Issues Panel Presenation. “Stability of student attitudes regarding homosexuality and masculinity.”

Northwestern University. October 2001. Qualitative Research Methodology Colloquium. Featured speaker. “Issues of ethics and entry in deviant subcultures.”  

Leo Burnett - USA. October 1998.
Gender Evolution: Agency Trend Initiative. Invited Presenter and Panelist.

Other Talks

Lake Forest College - Commencement Honors Convocation. May 2013.
Great Teacher Award - Recipient Address.

Lake Forest College - Commencement. May 2004.
Key Address Speaker with 3 other recent recipients of Great Teacher Award  “Seven minutes of advice”

Lake Forest College - Commencement Honors Convocation. May 2003.
Great Teacher Award - Recipient Address.
 “A Lesson in Irony”

Awards and Honors

Great Teacher Award: Recipient. Lake Forest College 2013.

Great Teacher Award: Recipient. Lake Forest College 2003.

Advisor of the Year: Nominee. Lake Forest College 2003.

Center for Teaching Excellence - Teaching Assistant Training Program: Steering Committee 1995.

Associated Student Government Faculty Honor Roll: Northwestern University 1994-95.

Robert F. Winch Award for Teaching Excellence: Honorable Mention (Repeat Recipient) Northwestern University 1993.

Robert F. Winch Award for Teaching Excellence:  Recipient.  Northwestern University 1992.

University Fellowship - Sociology:  Northwestern University 1990-92.

Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence: Career Institute, Houston, Texas 1988.