Steve Derné

Professor of Sociology
Bailey Hall 243
(585) 245-6203

Steve Derné has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1993.

For more information, visit Steve Derné's Curriculum Vitae.

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


  • Derné, Steve. 2017. "Sociology of Well-Being. Lessons From India." Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd

  • Derné, Steve. 2008. "Globalization on the Ground. Media and the Transformation of Culture, Class, and Gender in India." Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd

  • Derné, Steve. 2000. "Movies, Masculinity, and Modernity: An Ethnography of Men's Film going in India." Greenwood Press

  • Derné, Steve. 1995. "Culture in Action: Family Life, Emotion, and Male Dominance in Banaras, India." SUNY Press


  • Well Being
  • Mystic Experiences, Peak Experiences & Supernatural Encounters
  • Religion
  • Emotion
  • India
  • Himalayan Cultures
  • Burma
  • Pacific Islands
  • Globalization
  • Sociology of Culture
  • Gender


  • INTD 105: WS:Well Being-LessonsfromIndia

    Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations. Corequisite: INTD 106.

  • SOCL 240: S/Sociology of Religion

    This course examines the relationship between religion and society and between religion and individual experiences. Topics include theoretical explorations into nature, origins, and functions of religion; interpretations of the place of religion and ritual in social life; analyses of interaction between religion and other institutions of society, like economy, politics and family; examination of religious change, and consideration of the interaction between religion and psyche, religion and socialization, and religion and inequality. Offered every year

  • SOCL 376: SrSm:Soc of Nonordinary Exper

    This course may be taken to meet the senior seminar requirement in Sociology. It is an intensive study of a topic in sociology not covered in depth in other courses, or alternatively, an attempt to integrate two or more paradigms or converging perspectives in the field to be studied. Students are expected to produce a research paper and present findings. Prerequisites: Senior standing.