Dr. Weissinger is Associate Professor of Sociology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She also currently serves as Director for the Department of Sociology Graduate Program at Southern Illinois University where she was awarded the 2018 Emerson Teaching Award, Saint Louis, Missouri; and the 2018 recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty Development Council, Southern Illinois University. Dr. Weissinger is an author, editor, and sought-after lecturer on issues of Race, Class and Gender in American society.
Dr. Sandra E. Weissinger is an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of inequality and violence. Specifically, her work seeks to uncover the various ways racism and inequality have usurped every aspect of society and important societal institutions. Though she uncovers the grim realities of our times, her work is not without hope. People make institutions. Therefore, people can change the marginalizing practices which shackle us all and leave us limited, wanting, and unable to reach our highest potentials.