Janice M. McCabe

Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Sociology

  • Affiliated with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Allen House Professor

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I teach courses about gender, youth, education, social problems, and research methods, and I am the residential house professor for Allen House. My recent book Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success (The University of Chicago Press) explores how undergraduates' friendships help and hinder their success during and after college. In my new project, I investigate students' friendship networks at three types of institutions (a community college, a liberal arts college, and a research university) to better understand differences and similarities in how students make and keep friends as well as how their friendship networks help and hinder their academic and social success. Read my Washinton Post OpEd "Want to succeed in college? Spend more time playing video games with friends" or my NBC OpEd "How to hold on to the adult friends you value - and let go of those you don't," or listen to my interview on NPR's 1A "Why Female Friendships Matter."

Contact

603-646-8160
301A Blunt
HB 6104

Education

  • B.A. Tulane University
  • M.A. Indiana University
  • Ph.D. Indiana University

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