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About Meghan A. Burke

Meghan Burke received her Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago. She teaches History of Social Thought, Race & Ethnic Relations, Community & Urban Sociology, Introductory Sociology, a Gateway course on Food & Society, and in May 2010 a course with psychology professor Kira Banks called Intergroup Dialogue: Exploring Inequality in Self and Society. Meghan also directs the Encountering Diversity pre-orientation program for first year students. Dr. Burke’s research areas are around racial discourse and white racial identity, and she is active in the teaching and learning committees for the American Sociological Association and the Midwest Sociological Society. Dr. Burke serves as faculty advisor to the Sociology Club and the Engaging Diversity Registered Student Organization.


2009 - Present Associate Professor of Sociology, Illinois Wesleyan University
Present Member, the Midwest Sociological Association, Illinois Wesleyan University
Present Member, the American Sociological Association, Illinois Wesleyan University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Wesleyan University Student Senate Professor of the Year, 2013
  • SAGE/Pine Forge Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award: ASA Section on Teaching & Leaning, August 2009
  • Loyola University Chicago’s Women in Leadership Annual Recognition, 2007‐2008
  • Loyola University Chicago’s N.R.H.H. Teaching Award, Fall 2007. “Professor of the Month”, December 2007
  • Loyola University Chicago Office of Student Diversity: Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching Award, AY 2006‐2007

Contact Information

CLA 232
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3671

Articles (7)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (5)

Faculty Advisor of Undergraduate Research (8)