Deeb Kitchen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Sociology 
Director, Peace and Justice Studies Program 
(317) 955-6027
dpkitchen@marian.edu
Marian Hall, Room 307​

Deeb Kitchen, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Kitchen received his Ph.D., M.A, and B.A. in sociology from the University of Florida.

His current research explores grief communities and the work they require. Participants tell their stories about their involvement in a grief community geared towards children and their caregivers. Dr. Kitchen has conducted research labor union organizing in higher education and the state of organized labor in the United States. He enjoys teaching on death and dying, social justice, and gender.

In addition to his responsibilities in sociology, Dr. Kitchen is also the program director for Peace and Justice Studies.

Research interest

  • Perceptions of grief
  • The right to die movement
  • Labor union organizing

Classes taught

  • SOC 145 Introduction to Social Justice
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 305 Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
  • CRJ 371 Crime, Punishment, and Policing
  • SOC 210 Marriage and Family
  • SOC 336 Sociology of Deviant Behavior
  • Com 201 Communication for Deliberate Communities

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