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Ruth Horowitz

Professor of Sociology ; Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ph.D. 1975, M.A. 1972, University of Chicago; B.A. 1969, Temple University.

Office Address: 

Puck Building, Room 4101, 295 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012

Office Hours: 

On Leave.


Tel: (212) 998-8383

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Social Control; Medical Sociology; Urban Communities; Field Research Methods; Public Sociology

Curriculum Vitae


Award of Merit, Federation of State Medical Boards (2016); George Herbert Mead Life-Time Achievement Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (2015); Distinguished Book Award, Law Section of the American Sociological Association, for ”In the Public Interest: Medical Licensing and the Disciplinary Process” (2013); Charles Horton Cooley Award, for “Teen Mothers: Citizens or Dependents?” The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. (1995); C. Wright Mills Award, Honorable Mention, for “Honor and the American Dream”, The Society for the Study of Social Problems (1983); Golden Dozen Teaching Award, NYU (2008); Jan Burrows Graduate Educator Award, University of Delaware (1997)


My current research involves a study of ballet dancers' careers and career transitions.


In the Public Interest: Medical Licensing and the Disciplinary Process. Rutgers University Press. 2012.

Teen Mothers: Citizens or Dependents?
University of Chicago Press. 1995.

Street Kids, Street Drugs, Street Crime: An Examination of Drug Use and Serious Delinquency in Miami,
with J.A. Inciardi and A.E. Pottieger. Wadsworth. 1992.

Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community. Rutgers University Press. 1983.

Updated on 09/14/2016