Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Northwestern University, Ph.D. (1972)
Northwestern University, M.A. (1971)
University of Connecticut, B.A. (1966)
Clint Sanders’ areas of expertise are qualitative methods, deviant behavior, cultural sociology and sociozoology. He is Past President (’02-’03) of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and served as the Society’s Vice President (’94-’95). Sanders is on the Councils of the International Society for Anthrozoology and the Animals and Society Section of the American Sociological Association.
He is an Associate Editor of Society and Animals and the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography and is co-editor of the Temple University Press “Animals, Culture, and Society” book series. Sanders’ current research focuses primarily on interactions and relationships between people and companion animals.
Cultural Criminology , Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1995 (co-editor with Jeff Ferrell). [Finalist for the 1996 Michael J. Hindelang Award presented by the American Society for Criminology for the “most outstanding contribution to criminology.”]
Regarding Animals , Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1996 (with Arnold Arluke). [Winner of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction’s Charles Horton Cooley Award, 1997]
Understanding Dogs: Living and Working with Canine Companions , Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1999. [Winner of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction’s Charles Horton Cooley Award, 2000]