Barbara R. Walters is Professor Emeritus at the City University of New York.  She teaches Social Theory, Political-Legal Sociology, Sociology of Religion, and a Senior Seminar on CEDAW and the Rights of Women. 

Barbara completed the B.A. at Vanderbilt University and the Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1978, where she was an NIMH Methodology Trainee and later an NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellow in Psychiatry. She is the author of The Feast of Corpus Christi, with Vincent Corrigan and Peter T. Ricketts, The Politics of Aesthetic Judgment, three government reports, several commercial articles and pamphlets in human resource management, and many refereed journal articles. The latter have appeared in Art and Text, Sociological Theory, Sociology of Religion, and Journal of Implicit Religion.

Barbara’s current research focuses on CEDAW, religion, religious freedom, and the rights of women. While at the Kellogg Institute she intends to develop an OER book and publish a second journal article in this area.

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