Janice M. McCabe

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Sociology

  • Associated Faculty, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Allen House Professor

  • Co-Director of House Communities Development

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I teach courses about gender, youth, education, social problems, and research methods, and I am the residential house professor for Allen House. My book Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success (The University of Chicago Press) explores how undergraduates' friendships help and hinder their success during and after college. In my new project, I investigate students' friendship networks at three types of institutions (a community college, a liberal arts college, and a research university) to better understand differences and similarities in how students make and keep friends as well as how their friendship networks help and hinder their academic and social success. Broadly, my work focuses on inequalities, identities, and networks, particularly among students.

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Blunt Alum Ctr, Room 301A
HB 6104




  • B.A. Tulane University
  • M.A. Indiana University
  • Ph.D. Indiana University

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