Leslie King

Professor of Sociology; Director of Honors, Sociology; Chair of Environmental Science and Policy

Leslie King

Contact & Office Hours

Fall 2022

Wednesday, 1:45 - 2:45 p.m;
Thursday, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m;
or by appointment.

Seelye Hall 417



Ph.D., M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

B.A., Hunter College


Leslie King holds a bachelor's degree in French from Hunter College and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Illinois. Her areas of interest include population studies, environmental sociology and social movements.

Much of her research has focused on how ideologies of nationalism, gender, race and ethnicity, and class are implicated in the construction and implementation of population policies. A new research project investigates shareholder activism and socially responsible investing, particularly in the areas of social justice and the environment.

King's courses include Introduction to Sociology, Evaluating Information, World Population and Environmental Sociology.

Selected Publications

King's research has been published in Ethnic and Racial StudiesEuropean Journal of PopulationMobilization, The Sociological Quarterly and Gender & Society.

Co-editor, Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action, with Deborah Auriffeille. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013.