Dr. Stephanie Baran

Title: Instructor, Sociology
Department: Social Sciences
Email: stephanie.baran@nicholls.edu
Office Phone: 985-448-4392
Office Location: 236-B Peltier Hall


Ph.D University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2019
M.A. DePaul University, 2013
B.A. Loyola University of Chicago, 2007


SOCI 151: Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 204: Cultural Diversity in America
SOCI 372: Homelessness and Poverty


Stephanie Baran received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a specialty in race, ethnicity, sex and gender. Her work often focuses on the varieties of inequalities that exist within the United States. While research is important to her, she also is passionate about teaching students the wonderful, wild world of Sociology. She is the current advisor for Prism – the LGBTQ+ and allyship student group on campus. She lives in New Orleans with her cat, Lucifer.

Her Book “Intersections of Race, Class and Precarity: Navigating Insecurities in an American City” was published by Rowman and Littlefield, January 2022. She is currently working on a submission regarding death practices specific to New Orleans.