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Jacquelyn Litt is Dean of Douglass Residential College and the Douglass Campus and is Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Litt received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her career and leadership have focused on advancing women in higher education, particularly through her leadership on promoting faculty women in STEM, enriching the Douglass curriculum and programs, and holding other academic leadership positions. Her research addresses poverty, racism, and motherhood and she has published two books and dozens of articles and presentations. Awards include "Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship" from the American Sociological Association, Women of Change award from AAUW/New Jersey, and “Leaders in Faculty Diversity” at Rutgers University. Litt was also honored with a Joint Legislative Resolution from the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, honoring her leadership of Douglass Residential College and her research on women’s issues that have made a positive impact on the lives of women and children.



  • Medicalized Motherhood: Perspectives from the Lives of African-American and Jewish Women by Jacquelyn S. Litt (2000). Rutgers University Press.
  • Global Dimensions of Gender and Carework by Christine E. Bose, Jacquelyn S. Litt, and Mary K. Zimmerman (2006)Stanford Social Sciences.