Janel Benson

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Janel Benson

Associate Professor of Sociology

Department/Office Information

Sociology and Anthropology, Women's Studies
425 Alumni Hall

BA, Franklin and Marshall College; MA, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Overview: My research investigates sources of risk and resiliency in the transition from early adolescence to young adulthood to understand how contexts of development in early life shape identity, health, and mobility. 


Grant Funding

Areas: Life course, inequality in higher education,transition to adulthood, qualitative and quantitative methods

Courses taught: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods; Sociology of Education; Sociology of the Family; Introduction to Sociology; Senior Research Seminar in Sociology; Intergroup Dialogue; Community-Based Participatory Research.

  • Committee on Athletics, Colgate University
  • Academic Liaison, Colgate University Women's Softball Team
  • Board Member and Academic Advisor,¬†A Better Chance¬†Fayetteville-Manlius