Professor and Academic Director,
CUNY SPS Online BA in Sociology
Barbara R. Walters, Academic Director of the CUNY School of Professional Studies Online BA in Sociology Program and Professor of Sociology at Kingsborough Community College, received her BA from Vanderbilt University, and her MA and PhD in Sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she als o completed an NIMH post-doctoral fellowship in sexual identity development in the Department of Psychiatry, and a second MA in Music. Her main interests are in global religion (implicit and explicit), human rights from a sociological perspective, and online eportfolio pedagogy. She is especially interested in comparative studies at the intersection of religion, human rights, and gender inequality, the focus of her current research.
Barbara Walters is author of two books The Politics of Aesthetic Judgment and The Feast of Corpus Christi. The latter, co-authored with medieval specialists Vincent Corrigan and Peter T. Ricketts, utilizes codicological evidence to analyze liturgy as a site of struggle and to document the forgotten women who initiated the new feast under peril from the nascent Inquisition, most notably the auctoritas for the initial version, Juliana Mont Cornillon. Other articles have appeared in Journal of Implicit Religion, Sociology of Religion, Contemporary Sociology, Sociological Theory, Visual Sociology, Art and Text, Sociological Symposium and several university press collections.
Walters served on the Virginia Board of Health Professions as Chair of the Scope and Standards of Practice Committee, as Chair of the Virginia Secretary’s Task Force on the Utilization of Nurse Practitioners, on the Virginia Governor’s Task Force on the Need for a Redefinition of Nursing, and on a number of related task forces and committees on health professions. She also served as on the Steering Committee and as Chair of Membership for SWS, as Chair of the ASA Committee on Professional Ethics, on the board of the International Visual Sociology Association, as Chair of the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology Eportfolio Subcommitee, as Program Co-Chair for the AAEEBL Annual Conference, and on the Council for the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning. She currently serves on the ESS Executive Council, replacing in the final year an elected member who resigned.