Elaine Leeder, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita; Dean Emerita, School of Social Sciences

Elaine Leeder
Elaine Leeder, Ph.D.

Elaine Leeder was born in Lynn, Massachusetts and has her BA in Sociology from Northeastern University in Boston. Her MSW is from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University in NY, her MPH is from University of California at Berkeley and her PhD is from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She taught Sociology for 23 years at Ithaca College and is now Dean Emerita and Professor Emerita of Sociology at Sonoma State. She also writes articles and speaks on topics related to the Holocaust. Leeder loves working with students and also writing books and traveling.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Leeder, Elaine. 2012. My Life With Lifers: Lessons for A Teacher, Humanity Has No Bars.

Leeder, Elaine (ed.). 2007. Inside and Out: Women, Prison, and Therapy. New York: Routledge.

Leeder, Elaine. 2019. The Family in Global Perspective: A Gendered Journey. 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Cognalla.

Leeder, Elaine. 1994. Treating Abuse in Families: A Feminist and Community Approach. New York: Springer. 

Leeder, Elaine. 1993. The Gentle General: Rose Pesotta, Anarchist and Labor Organizer. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.