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Department of Sociology at Lehman College

Naomi Spence

Naomi SpenceI received a Ph.D. in Sociology with a concentration in Demography and Population Health from Florida State University in 2006. I came to Lehman College in 2009, following a postdoc at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

I conduct research situated within the social demography of families and well-being that employs a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. My work focuses on lesser studied groups and the implications of less common or devalued experiences relative to what is typical or expected at a given stage of the life course in the context of US society.

The courses I have taught include: Fundamentals of Sociology (SOC166), Sociology of Stress and Health (SOC221), Sociology of the Family (SOC227), Population and Society (SOC319), Immigration and Adaptation (SOC320), and Quantitative Analysis of Sociological Data (SOC345).

My office is in Carman Hall room B62, and the best way to get in touch with me is via email at

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