S4 Keynote

Dr. Peter Nardi is currently Professor Emeritus at Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges located in Claremont, California. Dr. Nardi majored in Sociology, with a minor in Media, at the University of Notre Dame, before completing an M.A. in Counseling Education from Colgate University. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from the University of Pennsylvania, minoring in Statistics & Methodology, and Social Psychology. His  areas of expertise include Media, Sexuality, Men’s Studies and Friendships. He was the recipient of the Haynes Foundation Faculty Research Award (1994), and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study & Conference Center Fellow (1997).

Dr. Nardi has published extensively in his distinguished career, in both peer reviewed journals and mainstream media, including Newsday and a Skeptical Thinking column in the Pacific Standard. His books include Gay Men's Friendships (University of Chicago Press, 1999) and Gay Masculinities (Sage Publication, 2000). Dr. Nardi has also published methodology textbooks including Interpreting Data: A Guide to Understanding Research (Allyn & Bacon, 2006), Critical Thinking: Tools for Evaluating Research (University of California Press, 2017), and Doing Survey Research: A Guide to Quantitative Research Methods, available in the 4th edition (Routledge, 2018).

During his tenure at Pitzer College, Dr. Nardi served as Associate Dean of the Faculty (1995-1997, 2000-2004) and Director of Institutional Research (2001-2008). He was Editor for Sociological Perspectives (1999-2003) and was President of the Pacific Sociology Association (PSA) from 2005-2006. 

Keynote Address

Dr. Peter Nardi
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