Michal Kofman, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor

About

Dr. Kofman is a visiting assistant professor in sociology and holds both a BA and an MA in Sociology from the University of Haifa in Israel and received her PhD in sociology from the University of Calgary in Canada. Her research focuses on the relationship between law, society and identity in contemporary Cuba. Currently, she is working on several publications that examine the changes taking place in Cuba over the last three decades, whether in the field of state-citizen relations, the construction of parenthood or the reconstruction of state socialism as a moral project. Additional work addresses the parallels between legal practices in socialist states and capitalist ones, suggesting that differences between both models of law is more nuanced than is currently conceived. Dr. Kofman has taught a variety of courses in sociology, such as Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Social Theory, Diversity and Inequality, and Social Stratification.

Research Areas
The relationship between law, society and identity in contemporary Cuba.

Teaching Areas
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology

SOC 301 Social Statistics
SOC 320 Social Theory