Lucinda F. San Giovanni, Ph.D.

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." Pablo Picasso

Professor Emerita
Seton Hall University
Dept. of Sociology/Anthropology




Profile:  Professor San Giovanni, a member of the Department of Sociology/Anthropology since 1966, retired in 2001. She is involved in extensive research in the area of sport and society, with a special focus on the Olympic Games, gender and sport.  With Mary A. Boutilier,she is the co-author of The Sporting Woman(Human Kinetics,1983) and has published widely in the area of sport, gender and society. Her continuing interest in adult transitions began with research for an earlier book, Ex-Nuns: A Study of Emergent Role Passage (Ablex, 1978).

In addition to the introductory sociology course,  Prof. San Giovanni taught in the areas of deviance, sport, gender and complex organizations.  She also offered the Senior Seminar for sociology majors. Her present research interests are in global sociology, the impact of computer technology, and the growth of ex-patriate communities worldwide.

Away from the academic world she enjoys poetry, tai chi chuan, tennis, Italian opera, flats fishing, and photography.

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