College of Arts and Sciences


  • SU Magazine - Encyclopedic Knowledge

    July 20, 2009

    "The information in this encyclopedia is something all different kinds of students and people can use, and that's what really matters."

    Professor Jodi O’Brien will be the first to tell you that taking on the role of encyclopedia editor is no easy task. Earlier this year, her two-volume Encyclopedia of Gender and Society was published by Sage Publications. This unprecedented encyclopedia includes 500 entries on issues of sociology and sexuality written by 304 experts from around the globe.

    When Sage first approached O’Brien with the idea of editing an encyclopedia, she was hesitant.

    “I thought it was ridiculous,” says O’Brien, who chairs Seattle University’s Department of Society, Justice & Culture.

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