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Andrea Fontana, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus


Andrea Fontana has published articles and books on aging, death and dying, leisure, theory, and postmodernism. He is a former president of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and a former editor of the journal Symbolic Interaction. Among Fontana's last postmodern published essays are a deconstruction of the work of the painter Hieronymus Bosch, a performance/play about Farinelli, the castrato, an ethnographic narrative about land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats, and a performance based on HBO's Six Feet Under.

Recent Courses Taught

  • SOC 484 — Sociology of Death and Dying
  • SOC 763 — Graduate Seminar in Symbolic Interaction
  • SOC 705 — Graduate Seminar in Qualitative Methods
  • SOC — Graduate Seminar on Writing Sociology

Recent Publications

  • Death and Dying in America