In Memoriam

Samuel Klausner

Samuel Klausner, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Sociology; Associate, Middle East Center

Via obituary: "Over the course of an academic career that spanned decades, Klausner, who specialized in the Sociology of Religion, authored 10 books on a diverse range of subjects, including Alaskan Eskimos and alcohol-related violence, and why men take risks. Much of Klausner's work focused on Jewish subject matter, including a comparative study of Jewish and Muslim dietary laws, as well as a book on the experience of Jewish MBAs in corporate America."

Rememberence will be posted soon.


Renee Fox

Renée C. Fox, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Sociology; Annenberg Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences

Renée joined the Penn Sociology Department as a full professor in 1969 after earning her PhD in Sociology in 1954 from Radcliffe College, Harvard University, and spending time at Columbia University Bureau of Applied Social Research, teaching twelve years at Barnard College, and spending two years as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Social Relations at Harvard.

In Remembrance


Charles Bosk

Charles L. Bosk, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine

Chuck worked at Penn for over 40 years and was a highly valued and longstanding member of the Penn Community. He was an award-winning teacher and a cherished mentor. His work focused broadly on the culture of medicine and he published numerous books and articles on how health care professionals make sense of experiences in which time-pressured decisions are required in situations filled with un-resolvable uncertainty.

In Remembrance