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Diana Kendall
PHD Faculty - Dr. Diana Kendall

Professor of Sociology

P.O. Box 97326
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-7326

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Diana Kendall is Professor of Sociology at Baylor University, where she has been recognized as an Outstanding Professor.  She has taught a variety of courses, including Sociology of Medicine, Sociology of Law, Introduction to Sociology, and Sociological Theory (undergraduate and graduate).  Dr. Kendall’s areas of specialization and primary research interests are social differentiation/inequality and health care in the twenty-first century.  Her scholarly books include The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class; Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America; and Members Only: Elite Clubs and the Process of Exclusion.  She is also author of numerous textbooks, including the top-selling Sociology in Our Times and Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, both now in the tenth edition.  Dr. Kendall received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was invited to membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Peer Reviewed Books

Kendall, Diana. 2012. Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America. 2nd ed. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD.

Kendall, Diana. 2008. Members Only: Elite Clubs and the Process of Exclusion. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD.

Kendall, Diana. 2002. The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD.

Recent Publications

Kendall, Diana. 2008. Members Only: Elite Clubs and the Process of Exclusion. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD.

Kendall, Diana. 2005. Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD.

Kendall, Diana. 2002. The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD.

Kendall, Diana. 2009. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials (7th ed.). Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA. [Softcover text].

Kendall, Diana. 2008. Sociology in Our Times (7th ed.). Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA.

Book Chapters

Kendall, Diana. 2013. 'Framing Class, Vicarious Living, and Conspicuous Consumption.' In Susan J. Ferguson (ed.), Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Kendall, Diana. 2013. 'Class: Still Alive and Reproducing in the United States.' In Michael S. Kimmel and Abby L. Ferber (eds.), Privilege: a Reader, 3rd ed. Boulder, CO: Westview.

Awards and Honors

Baylor University Outstanding Professor (Research/Tenured), 2006

American Sociological Association, 1987-present

Selection committee for the Jean and Charles M. Tolbert Scholarship

Baylor Round Table, 11 year member

Alessandra Gonzalez, Thesis on 'Islamic Women' Fall and Spring 2007-2008