Nebraska Authors

Mary Jo Deegan

Places Lived

Benton Harbor, MI
Kalamazoo, MI
Chicago, IL
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Sociology; Woman's Studies; Feminism


Associate of Science degree, Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI, 1966
Bachelor of Science degree, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1969
Master of Arts in Sociology degree, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1971
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1975


Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Outstanding Contribution to the Status of Women Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
Distinguished Scholarly Book Award, American Sociological Association, 2006
Distinguished Scholarly Career Award, American Sociological Association, 2002
Outstanding Academic Book of 2002, American Sociological Association, 2002
Adele Mellen Prize, Publishing Proposal Award, 1986
Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1981


American Sociological Association


Women and Disability: The Double Handicap. 1985. (edited with Nancy A. Brooks)
Women and Symbolic Interaction. 1987. (edited with Michael Hill)
Early Women Sociologists at the University of Nebraska: A Selected Bibliography. 1988.
Jane Addams and the Men of the Chicago School, 1892-1918. 1988.
American Ritual Dramas: Social Rules and Cultural Meanings. 1989.
Women in Sociology: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook. 1991.
With Her in Ourland: A Sequel to Herland. 1997. (edited with Michael R. Hill)
The American Ritual Tapestry: Social Rules and Cultural Meanings. 1998. (editor and contributor)
Race, Hull-House, and the University of Chicago: A New Conscience Against Ancient Evils. 2002.
Self, War and Society: George Herbert Mead's Macrosociology. 2008.

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