Dr. Janelle Wilson

Professional Title
Professor of Sociology

Janelle L. Wilson is a Professor in the Department of Studies in Justice, Culture & Social Change at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she teaches courses primarily in social psychology and deviance. Her research interests include the sociology of everyday life, nostalgia, and generational identity. She is author of the book, Nostalgia: Sanctuary of Meaning, published by Bucknell University Press in 2005.

Areas of Focus

  • Sociology of Everyday Life
  • Nostalgia
  • Generational Identity
  • Social Psychology of Emotions and Socialization

Courses Taught

  • Social Psychology
  • Development of Social Selves
  • Deviance
  • Sociology of Community