Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


Maclaren, Sarah Fiona

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor



Sarah Maclaren is a sociology and anthropology scholar who holds a PhD from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and a laurea from Sapienza University of Rome. She is the author of the books Magnificenza e mondo classic (2015, 2nd edition) and La magnificenza e il suo doppio: Il pensiero estetico di Giovanni Battista Piranesi (2005). Her articles have been published in scholarly journals worldwide. She has lectured extensively in Italy, Europe, the U.S., Australia, Japan, Canada, and South America. She is member of the Instituto Arqueologico e Geografico Pernambucano (Brazil). Her fields of research and publication are cultural and sociological studies, sociology and anthropology in the contemporary and global world, sociology of modernization, and history of ideas.


PhD, Philosophy, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Laurea, Humanities, Sapienza University of Rome

Research Interests

European sociology

Comparative sociology

Sociology of modernization

Sociology of Italian society

Sociology of ethnic and gender relations

Sociology of the caring society

Cultural studies

Postcolonial studies

History of ideas