Patricia A. Adler (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1984) is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Her myriad research interests span social psychology, deviant behavior, sociology of drugs, sociology of children, sociology of sports, and the sociology of work and leisure. Along with Peter Adler, her most recent work is The Tender Cut (New York University Press, 2011). Together, they were the co-recipients of the 2010 George Herbert Mead Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Their edited text-reader, Constructions of Deviance, is now out in its eighth edition.
Years of Service at CU