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Shelley White

Shelley White
Lecturer of Sociology

Professor Shelley White researches and writes about the intersections of political economy and health, HIV/AIDS, human rights, and social change. She has a background in international public health with expertise in HIV/AIDS policy and international development, and has recently worked in Lesotho and Kenya. She teaches courses on public health and the Sociology of Health and Illness, as well as the Sociology Internship course.

Professor White is deeply committed to connecting the classroom to the community, and recently co-edited the book Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Justice and Social Change.

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Teaching Areas & Topics

  • Health, Illness and Society
  • Globalization, Development, and Political Economy
  • Inequalities
  • Governance and Public Policy
  • Social Movements and Social Change


  • American Sociological Association
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • Eastern Sociological Society (Member, Committee on Undergraduate Education)
  • American Public Health Association (Program Planner, Past Chair, Trade and Health Forum)
  • International AIDS Society

Awards & Honors

  • Boston College Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award