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Melinda Miceli

Department of Social Sciences Chair; Associate Professor of Sociology

Social Science

Hillyer College
860.768.4132 Hillyer Hall 273
Education

PhD in Sociology, SUNY Albany

BA IN Sociology, Ithaca College


Melinda Miceli is the Department of Social Sciences chair and an associate professor of sociology. She teaches Introductory Sociology, and Social Inequalities of Gender and Sexuality.

"There are many enjoyable aspects to teaching Hillyer students," Miceli says. "I think the most rewarding parts for me are helping students grow as critical thinkers and to discover that education can be empowering."

Miceli's research interests include:

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and transgender students
  • Social movements
  • LGBTQ rights and religious right organizations

Selected Publications

Miceli, Melinda S. (2005) Standing Out, Standing Together: The Social and Political Impact of Gay-Straight Alliances. New York: Routledge.

Miceli, Melinda S. (2006) "Schools and the Social Control of Sexuality," in Sex and Society: Introducing the Sociology of Sexualities.

Miceli, Melinda S. (2005) "Morality Politics vs. Identity Politics: Framing Processes and Competitions of Religious Right and Lesbian and Gay Social Movement Organizations." Sociological Forum, 20: 5, pp.589-612.

Miceli, Melinda S. (2003) "Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students: The Impact of School on Sexual Identity Development." In Robert Heasley and Betsy Crane (Eds.), Sexual Lives: Theories and Realities of Human Sexualities (pp. 156-166). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Publications.