Amy Sodaro

Amy Sodaro

Associate Professor
Deputy Chairperson
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice


Office: N-668

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Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5254

Amy Sodaro received her PhD in Sociology from the New School for Social Research, with a focus on cultural sociology and memory studies. She holds an MA from the New School in Liberal Studies and a BA from Tufts University in Drama and Classics and has taught sociology, cultural studies and genocide studies at the New School and at William Paterson University in New Jersey. Her research focuses on memory and memorialization of violence and atrocity. She has published chapters and articles on memorial museums, including the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the House of Terror in Budapest, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center in Rwanda and the 9/11 Museum. She is co-editor of Memory and the Future: Transnational Politics, Ethics and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), a special issue of WSQ “At Sea,” and Museums and Sites of Persuasion: Memory, Politics and Human Rights (Routledge, forthcoming), and author of Exhibiting Atrocity: Memorial Museums and the Politics of Past Violence (Rutgers University Press, 2018).


Sociology, memory studies, museum studies, Holocaust and genocide studies


  • B.A. Tufts University, Classics and Drama,1997
  • M.A. New School for Social Research, Liberal Studies,2004
  • Ph.D. New School for Social Research, Sociology, 2011

Courses Taught

SOC 200 (Social Problems)

Research and Projects

  • I am currently working on several articles developing my research on the 9/11 Museum. I am also co-editing a volume Museums and Sites of Persuasion: Memory, Politics and Human Rights (Routledge, forthcoming).


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