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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

Forthcoming: Kendall, Diana; Jerry Z. Park, and Bob Thomson. Framing Religion: Media Representations of Faith in the Twenty-First Century.

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


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.