Mignon Moore headshot.

In January 2020, professor and chair of sociology Mignon Moore will begin her term as the president of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), in addition to her work at Barnard. SWS is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to encouraging the development of cutting-edge sociological feminist theory and scholarship. 

Moore’s research and teaching interests include family, race, gender, sexuality, qualitative methods, aging, and adolescence. As a scholar, she is committed to challenging assumptions and paradigms drawn from the experiences of the dominant racial and socioeconomic group that cannot explain processes and outcomes for people who occupy a different structural position in society.