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Susan Crawford Sullivan

Crawford Sullivan

Sociology and Anthropology

Ph.D., Harvard University


Fields: religion, poverty and public policy, family,community-based learning, and Catholic social teaching

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Office Phone: 508-793-2531
Office: Beaven 225
PO Box: 97A
Office Hours: MW 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Susan Crawford Sullivan is an Associate Professor of Sociology. She received her Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1996 and her Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University in 2005.  In 2009-2010, she was a visiting assistant professor and research associate at Harvard Divinity School.  Professor Sullivan has academic interests in religion, poverty and public policy, family, and community-based learning. At Holy Cross, she teaches courses such as Sociology of Religion; Catholic Thought and Social Action; Women, Religion, and Poverty; Families and Societies; and The Sociological Perspective. 




Living Faith:  Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty (University of Chicago, 2011)

  **Winner 2012 Distinguished Book Award, American Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Section 

  ** Winner 2012 Distinguished Book Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

A Vision of Justice:  Engaging Catholic Social Teaching on the College Campus (co-edited with Ron Pagnucco), forthcoming, Liturgical Press


Journal Articles:

S. Crawford Sullivan, A. Ludden, and R. Singleton. (in press) “The Role of Institutional Mission in Student Volunteering,” Journal of College Student Development.

S. Crawford Sullivan and Margaret A. Post. 2011.  “Educating for Democratic Citizenship: Combining Community-based Learning and Catholic Social Teaching,” Journal of Catholic Higher Education  30(1): 113-131.

S. Crawford Sullivan "Unaccompanied Children in Churches: Low-Income Urban Single Mothers, Religion, and Parenting.Review of Religious Research, 50 (2): 157-175.

 S. Crawford Sullivan, “The work-faith connection for low-income mothers: a research note,” Sociology of Religion 67(10) March 2006: 99-108