Sara Green

Professor, Department Chair


Office: CPR 208 A
Phone: (813) 974-2633
Fax: (813) 974 6455


Sara E. Green is Chair and Professor in the Department of Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of South Florida (USF). She has interdisciplinary research and teaching interests that center on the social experience of health, illness and disability across the life course including: narrative identity, community participation, humor and the arts, stigma, health beliefs, organizational membership and satisfaction, and care giving and receiving. She holds undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Education and graduate degrees in Sociology with a PhD from Tulane University. In addition to the Department of Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, she is affiliated with the School of Aging Studies, the Department of Communication, the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, and the Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies at USF. Her work has been published in a number of edited volumes and a wide variety of peer reviewed journals. She is past chair of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Disability in Society and past co-chair of the ASA Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities in Sociology. She is co-author, with Shawn Bingham, of Seriously Funny: Disability and the Paradoxical Power of Humor (Lynne Rienner, 2016); co-editor, with Sharon Barnartt, of Sociology Looking at Disability: What Did We Know and When Did We Know It? (Emerald, 2017); co-editor, with Donileen Loseke, of New Narratives of Disability: Constructions, Clashes, and Controversies (Emerald, 2020); and co-editor, with Allison Carey and Laura Mauldin, of Disability in the Time of Pandemic (Emerald, 2023). She is co-editor (with Allison Carey) of the peer reviewed book series Research in Social Science and Disability and is the recipient of the American Sociological Association Section on Disability in Society’s award for Distinguished Career in the Sociology of Disability.


Ph.D.,Tulane University, 1994