Professor of Sociology, Law & Justice, Gender & Sexuality Studies, BHP

Department Name 
Sociology, Law & Justice, Gender & Sexuality Studies, BHP

Office Location 
Fine Arts 250
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Ava Baron

Dr. Ava Baron (Ph.D., New York University) is a professor of sociology and member of the Baccalaureate Honors Program, Law & Justice Program, and Gender & Sexuality Program

She teaches courses related to law, criminal justice, work, and gender. She founded the Law and Justice Program and served as its Director for ten years. She also has served as a pre-law advisor. She has received the Frank N. Elliott Award for Distinguished Service and the Ziegler-Gee Woman of the Year Award. Her distinguished scholarly record includes research on gender, masculinity and work, and women workers in various occupations, including the legal profession. She also has researched bail procedures and prison life. She is currently working on a book on sexual harassment at the workplace. She has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, visiting scholar at Cornell University’s Institute for Women and Work, Rutgers University Center for Historical Analysis, and at the University of Pennsylvania, and twice been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.