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Karraker, Meg

Mary Margaret (Meg) Wilkes Karraker University of St. Thomas, USA

Meg Wilkes Karraker, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology, Family Studies, and Women’s Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. She teaches courses on families, gender, and sociological theory. Her research focuses on the impact of social structure on life chances in communities, including religious and civil networks around migration and family values and family business virtues. She is the author (with Janet R. Grochowski) of Families with Futures: A Survey of Family Studies for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge 2nd edition forthcoming 2012). Karraker is immediate Past-president of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society and is a member of the American Sociological Association’s Department Resources Group.