Deborah Safron

Pic_Ronin_Deborah_SafronAreas of interest:  Social Class, Family, Adolescence, Culture

After completing my PhD in Sociology at Michigan State University, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan and a Research Officer at the Institute of Education, University of London.

I am currently an Independent Scholar, researching social class and the cultural components of social reproduction.  In my current project, I use semi-structured interviews with 37 families to examine how middle class parenting functions when an adolescent has a part-time job in the working class context of the service/retail sectors.  My future work will explore differences in geek leisure activities by cultural capital and family of origin social class.

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