Joane P. Nagel

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Sociology
University Distinguished Professor
Chair, Anthropology Department
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 723
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7556


Research Specialty

Political sociology, cultural sociology, race, ethnicity, nationalism, sexualities, social movements.


  • Outstanding Publication Award (Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality), Association for Women in Psychology, 2004.
  • Outstanding Academic Book (American Indian Ethnic Renewal), Choice, 1996.
  • Outstanding Mentorship Award, University of Kansas, Graduate and Professional Association, 2000.

Professional Memberships

  • American Sociological Association
  • American Studies Association
  • Sociological Research Association


  • Stanford University, Ph.D. (Sociology), 1977
  • Bowling Green State University, M.A.  (Sociology), 1970
  • Bowling Green State University, B.S.  (English), 1967

Why Study at the University of Kansas?

The University of Kansas represents the best of both worlds: an outstanding research faculty conducting cutting edge scholarship and award winning classes. KU faculty are committed not only to their research but also to their undergraduates and graduate students. Kansas University students have excellent opportunities to learn from our internationally recognized faculty and to work with leading researchers as teachers and mentors.


Ph.D., Sociology, Stanford University

M.A., Sociology, Bowling Green State University

B.S., English, Bowling Green State University

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