Assistant Professor of Sociology
Office: Northwest Quadrant–Building B, Room 7414
Ph.D., Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard University
Areas of Specialization:
Family, Childhood and Adolescence; Social Policy/Welfare State; Class and Inequality; Qualitative Methods
Sociol 404-001: Sociology and Social Policy (pdf)
Sociol 440-001: Sociology of the Family (pdf)
Sociol 440-201: Sociology of the Family (pdf)
Sociol 927-001: Seminar: Contemporary Institutions (pdf)
Selected Publications:Sarah Halpern-Meekin. forthcoming. “Unlikely Optimists, Skeptics, and Believers: Understanding Adolescents’ Prospective Relationship Views.” Journal of Adolescent Research.
Sarah Halpern-Meekin. forthcoming. “School Variation in Students’ Experiences in High School Relationship and Marriage Education Courses.” Journal of Family Issues.
Sarah Halpern-Meekin. 2011. “High School Relationship and Marriage Education: A Comparison of Mandated and Self-Selected Treatment.” Journal of Family Issues 32 (3): 394-419.
Laura Tach and Sarah Halpern-Meekin. 2009 “How Does Premarital Cohabitation Affect Trajectories of Marital Quality?” The Journal of Marriage and Family 71 (2): 298-317.
* Profiled in “Discoveries,” Fall 2009, Contexts.
Sarah Halpern-Meekin and Laura Tach. 2008. “Heterogeneity in Two-Parent Families and Adolescent Well-Being.” The Journal of Marriage and Family 70 (2): 435-451.
* ASA Family Sociology Section Outstanding Graduate Student Paper