Professor Emerita Brigitte Berger (1928 – 2015)
On May 28th 2015 Professor Emerita Brigitte Berger passed away. In a career that spanned almost half a century, Brigitte Berger wrote many influential books on the sociology of family, knowledge and social change. She was on the faculties of the Hunter College of the City of New York, Long Island University, Wellesley College and Boston University. At Boston University, she was Chair of the Department of Sociology from 1989 to 1993. Those who were privileged to work with her will always remember her warm, generous and courageous spirit.
For more on the life and work of Brigitte Berger, read a tribute written by her husband, the eminent sociologist Peter Berger, in The American Life.