David Karen

Professor of Sociology
Bryn Mawr College


Telephone: 610- 526 5395  (office)

                      610-688-4893 (home)

Office: Dalton 200C




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Courses Taught

Sociology of Education
Social Inequality
History and Sociology: Power and Resistance (with Jane Caplan)
Comparative Social Movements: Power, Protest, Mobilization (with Carol Hager)
Sport and Society (with Robert Washington)
Senior Seminar: The Sociological Imagination
Senior Seminar: Power and Social Movements
Senior Seminar: Movements for Social Justice in the US
Research Practicum in the Sociology of Education
Movements for Social Justice in the US
Political Sociology
Research Design and Statistical Analysis
Medical Sociology


B.A. Queens College, City University of New York

M.A. Harvard University - Sociology

Ph.D. Harvard University - Sociology

Curriculum Vitae:

View pdf version here.

Recent Publications:

“Perceptions of Opportunity for Higher Education,” in Scott Thomas, ed., Access to Higher Education: Aspirations, Academics, and Finances, forthcoming.

“Changes in Access to Higher Education in the United States, 1980-1992,” Sociology of Education, July 2002.

“Sport and Society,” with Robert E. Washington, Annual Review of Sociology, 2001

“Affirmative Action Symposium: Mapping Out the Debate and Developing New Strategies – Comments,” Columbia Human Rights Law Review 30, 3 (Summer 1999): 475-482. Also published in National Black Law Journal, 16, 2 (1999-2000): 233-238.








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