Professor of Sociology
P.O. Box 97326
Waco, TX 76798
Dr. Diana Kendall is Professor of Sociology at Baylor University, where she has been recognized as an Outstanding Professor. She specializes in teaching Sociology of Medicine and Sociological Theory (graduate). Dr. Kendall’s primary research interest is social inequality, particularly the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, age, and health status, in the twenty-first century. She is currently doing research for her latest book, Rich Woman, Poor Woman: The Plight of Women during the Trump Era. She previously has written The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class; Members Only: Elite Clubs and the Process of Exclusion; and Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America (1st and 2nd editions). Dr. Kendall is also author of numerous textbooks, including the top-selling Sociology in Our Times (13th edition) and Social Problems in a Diverse Society, (7th edition). Dr. Kendall received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin where she remains a Life Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Relevant Track: Society and Health
Peer Reviewed Books
Kendall, Diana. 2020. Rich Woman, Poor Woman: The Plight of Women during the Trump Era. Rowman & Littlefield.
Thomson, Robert, Jerry Z. Park, and Diana Kendall. “Religious Conservatives and TV News: Are They More Likely to be Religiously Offended?” Social Problems (Revise and resubmit, May 2018.)
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.
Kendall, Diana. 2018. “Class and the Process of Elite Social Reproduction in the United States.” In Michael S. Kimmel and Abby L. Ferber (eds.), Privilege: A Reader (4th ed). New York: Routledge.
Kendall, Diana. 2016. “Framing Class, Vicarious Living and Conspicuous Consumption.” In Susan J. Ferguson (ed.), Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimension of Inequality. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
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.
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