Denise Scott

Professor of Sociology
Bailey Hall 239
(585) 245-6208

Denise Benoit Scott has been a faculty member of Geneseo since 1997

Denise Scott and researchers

Office Hours

  • Tuesdays, Thursday, and Fridays 11:00am – 12:00pm

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • B.A., University of Hartford


  • Scott, Denise. 2021. “Doing Gender, Class, and Nation in Northern India: Student Aspirations and the New Middle Class.” Sociological Focus. Volume 54, Number 2

  • Scott, Denise. 2012. "United States Government: Limitations and Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment,” in Annpurna Nautiyal, ed., Decentralized Governance , Regional Development and Women Empowerment.

  • Benoit, Denise. 2007. "The Best-Kept Secrets:Women Corporate Lobbyists, Politics and Power in the United States." Rutgers University Press.

  • Clawson, D., A. Neustadtl, D. Scott. 1992. "Money Talks:Corporate PACs and Political Influence." New York:Basic Books.


  • India
  • Aspiration of students in Garwhal Hill
  • Power and politics
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Travel
  • Dancing


  • SOCL 100: Introduction to Sociology

    The course introduces the basic concepts, principles, and major areas of sociology. Topics include the nature of society, social organizations, and major social institutions.

  • SOCL 210: Sociology of Families

    The family as a social institution and social system, including its relationship to other social systems such as the economy and gender. Topics include families in the U.S. and in other societies, the history of the family, diversity in family composition, racial, ethnic, and social class variations in family culture and structure, family social policy and legal issues, and contemporary controversies concerning the family.