Dr. Mark Rubinfeld
Professor of Sociology
Areas of Expertise
Popular culture, film, sports, politics, gender, family, American culture and social inequity
About Dr. Mark Rubinfeld
Dr. Mark Rubinfeld joined Westminster College in 2003 after previously teaching at Loyola University in New Orleans and Assumption College in Massachusetts. A native New Yorker, his advanced degrees include a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where, among others, he studied under Peter Rossi, Alice Rossi, Jay Demerath, John Hewitt, and Naomi Gerstel.
Specializing in the sociology of popular culture, Rubinfeld’s articles and reviews have appeared in the “American Journal of Sociology,” “International Journal of the History of Sport,” “Popular Music and Society,” and “Teaching Sociology.” In addition to serving as chair of the sociology program since 2003, he is also the author of “Bound to Bond: Gender, Genre, and the Hollywood Romantic Comedy” (Praeger 2001). His newest book, “American Pop: Exploring the Sociology of Popular Culture,” will be published by Pine Forge Press, a SAGE subsidiary.