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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology


Anne Figert, Ph.D.

Title/s: Professor
Department Chair

Specialty Area: Health, Medicine, Sociology of Science, Gender

Office #: Coffey Hall 423

Phone: 773-508-3431

E-mail: afigert@luc.edu


Curriculum Vitae

Anne Figert came to Loyola University Chicago in 1991 after completing her Ph.D. at Indiana University at Bloomington. Her research interests include health, medicine, sociology of science, and gender.

Much of Professor Figert's research and writing has been published in books and journals relating to medicalization, the framing of women's health issues, scientific authority, and teaching sociology. She has also been actively involved in community based research with HIV/AIDS organizations.


Ph.D. Sociology, Indiana University, 1992

M.A. Sociology, Indiana University, 1988

University of Texas at Austin, 1984

Selected Publications

2012    Bell, S. E., & Figert, A. E., Medicalization and pharmaceuticalization at the intersections: Looking backward, sideways and forward, Social Science & Medicine (2012), doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.04.002

2012    "Gender and the Medicalization of Healthcare" (with Susan Bell) Chapter 7 in the Handbook of Gender and Healthcare, 2nd edition, edited by Ellen Kuhlmann and Ellen Annandale, New York: Palgrave Publishing.  

2011    "Doing God's Work and Doing Good Work(s): Unique Challenges to Evaluation Research in Ministry Settings" in Public Sociology: Research Action and Change. P. Nyden, G. Nyden and G. Hossfield ( eds.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press

2011    "The Consumer Turn in Medicalization: Future Directions with Historical Foundations" in The Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness and Healing: Blueprint for the 21st Century, Bernice Pescosolido, Jack Martin, Jane McLeod and Anne Rogers (eds.) NY: Springer Publishing.

2010    "White Coats: The Shape of Scientific Authority and its Relationship to Religion and Religious Authority" in P. Jung and A. Vigen (eds.)Christianity, Gender, and Human Sexuality: An Interdisciplinary Conversation, University of Illinois Press.

2010    "Gender and the Medicalization of Healthcare" (with Susan Bell) in the Handbook of  Gender and Healthcare, edited by Ellen Kuhlmannand Ellen Annandale, New York:  Palgrave Publishing.

2010    "The Case for Demedicalizing ADHD." Contemporary Sociology 39(5).

2009    "HIV and HIV Disease" in S. Burch (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of American Disability History. New York: Facts on File.

2008    Christine George, Anne Figert, Jennifer Chernega, Sarah Stawiski and Arturo  Bendixen, “Connecting Fractured Lives to a Fragmented System: Process Evaluation Report of Chicago Housing for Health Partnership” in Research Opportunities  International, vol 27, no. 2. 


Building Community: Social Science in Action. edited with Phil Nyden, Mark Shibley and Darryl Burrows. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press. 1997

Women and the Ownership of PMS: The Structuring of a Psychiatric Disorder. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter. 1996

Current Research on Occupations and Professions , volume 9 "Getting Down to Business" (co-edited with Helena Lopata), Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, Inc. 1996

Teaching Publications

"A Handbook for Teaching Medical Sociology". Distributed by the American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center (edited with Bernice A. Pescosolido and Gregory Weiss). 1997

"The Sociology of AIDS: Six Lectures and Materials for Instructors and Students." A White Papers Series distributed by the American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center, (edited with Bernice A. Pescosolido and Eric R. Wright). 1991a

"A Handbook for Teaching Medical Sociology". Distributed by the American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center, (edited with Bernice A. Pescosolido, Carol A. Boyer, Ann Dill and Eric R. Wright). 1991b


Department of Sociology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
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