Amanda Freeman

Assistant Professor

Sociology and Criminal Justice

College of Arts and Sciences
860.768.4331 H 402

PhD, Boston College

MA, Boston College

MFA. Columbia University

AB, Brown University

Amanda Freeman is a sociologist with research interests in poverty, social policy, qualitative methods, gender, family and education. She was the co-recipient of a Presidential Award for Early Career Scholars from the Russell Sage Foundation for 2017-2019. The award supports the production of a book manuscript based on interview data that explores the experience of low-income parents pursuing higher education in the United States. Her current work explores work-family conflict for low-income mothers.

Amanda is also public sociologist who translates her research about the struggles of low-income families into news articles for media outlets including the Atlantic. In 2013, she received the Dentler Award from the public sociology section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in recognition of “exceptional research and writing on the challenges facing low-income single mother-headed families and communication of research and its policy implications to a broader audience.”

At the University of Hartford, Professor Freeman teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of the Family, Social Welfare and Inequality. Amanda is also a board member of the National Center for Student Parent Programs.