Karen Sternheimer

Professor (Teaching) of Sociology
Karen Sternheimer
Pronouns She / Her / Hers Email sternhei@usc.edu Office HSH 314 Office Phone (213) 740-3533

Research & Practice Areas

Moral panics, social problems, popular culture


  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Southern California, 8/1998
  • Book

    • Sternheimer, K. E. (2020). Everyday Sociology Reader, Second Edition. W.W. Norton.
    • Sternheimer, K. E. (2018). The Social Scientist’s Soapbox. Routledge.
    • Sternheimer, K. E. (2015). Pop Culture Panics: How Moral Crusaders Construct Meanings of Deviance and Delinquency. Routledge.
    • American Sociological Association Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, 2022-2023
    • USC Associates Award For Excellence In Teaching, 2019-2020