Department of Sociology & Criminology
Michael S. Rosenbaum, Assistant Professor, received his PhD in Sociology from Indiana University. Dr. Rosenbaum's research and teaching interests include community and urban sociology, consumption and lifestyle, social psychology, qualitative research methods, place, and media. His research focuses on the roles that consumption, material culture, and place play in the social construction of community. He is currently finishing a book manuscript, The Jeep People: Identity, Consumption, and Culture in a Lifestyle Community, based on his dissertation research. His current research investigates the role that professional baseball plays in the generation, maintenance, and articulation of community in the Denver metropolitan area. Dr. Rosenbaum teaches Understanding Social Life (introductory sociology), Urban Sociology, and American Communities, as well as a first-year seminar.