University Profiles

C Lynn Carr

C Lynn Carr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work


Dr. Carr researches the individual/social interplay in gender, sexual, ethnic, and religious identity construction.

Dr. C Lynn Carr's published scholarship has focused on the interplay between the individual and the social within sex, gender, sexual, and (more recently) religious identity construction.  She has written about the relationship between social power and individual agency within gender and sexual identification, consciousness, and practice; the importance of cultural classification schemes in gender and sexual identity and cognitions; and distinctions between and connections among sex, gender and sexual identifications and practices.

Her most recent research employs a variety of qualitative methodologies (including in-depth interviews, online surveys, and autoethnographic fieldwork) to explore the sociology of identity among cultural newcomers to the Afro-Cuban Lukumi and Ifa religious traditions in the United States.

Dr. Carr teaches a variety of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses on gender, sexuality, social problems and solutions, deviance and conformity, American society, and social inequalities.


  • Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University
  • M.A., Rutgers, The State University
  • B.A., Antioch College

Academic Distinctions

  • 2009 The New (Essentialist) Sexual Fluidity: Review of Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire, by Lisa M. Diamond. Sex Roles, July 2009.
  • 2007 Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS) Grants-in-aid Research Grant for Sexuality and Gender among Orisha Worshipping 'Outsiders'
  • 1999 Outstanding Student Paper, Social Psychology Section, American Sociological Association.



Office Phone
(973) 761-7443


Office Location
Room 570
Jubilee Hall


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