Dr. Lisa Leitz

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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Phone: (501) 450-1457
Office: Mills Center 221
E-mail:  leitz@hendrix.edu
  • B.A., Albion College
  • M.A., Ohio State University
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Lisa Leitz, Assistant Professor of Sociology, researches how identity and culture affect attempts to make social change and address injustice. She specializes in gender and social movements. Dr. Leitz enjoys teaching courses on sociological research methods, media, wars/militaries, activism, and inequalities such as race, class, gender, and sexuality. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on research that examines the involvement of U.S. military veterans and families in peace activism during the "war on terror."

Selected Bibliography:

  • Leitz, Lisa. Expected Feb. 2014. Fighting for Peace: Veterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement. University of Minnesota Press, Social Movements, Protest and Contention Series. 
  •  Leitz, Lisa. 2011. "Oppositional Identities: The Military Peace Movement’s Challenge to Pro-Iraq War Frames.’” Social Problems 58 (2): 235-256. Winner of the American Sociological Association's Peace, War and Social Conflict Outstanding Article Award.
  • Leitz, Lisa. 2009. “Women and War” The International Encyclopedia of Peace, edited by Nigel Young. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Taylor, Verta and Lisa Leitz. 2009. “From Infanticide to Activism: Emotions and Identity in Self-Help Movements.” In Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care, edited by Mayer Zald, Jane Banaszak-Holl, and Sandy Levitsky. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Leitz, Lisa. 2003. “Girl Fights: Exploring Females’ Resistance to Educational Structures.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 23(11):15-46.
  • Leitz, Lisa. 2008. “Military Families,” “Arabic Feminist Union,” “General Union of Palestinian Women,” “Woman's Peace Party,” “Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF),” and “Women's Peace Society.” Encyclopedia of Gender and Society, edited by Jodi O’Brien. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Experiential Learning Opportunities

Improving Our Response to Sexual Assault Odyssey

Assessing the Needs of Arkansas Military Veterans: Barriers to Benefit Access Odyssey

Peace, War, and Memory Crossing