Dr. Mark Rubinfeld

Mark Rubinfeld

Professor of Sociology
Westminster College

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.

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About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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