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Lara Janson

Visiting Assistant Professor, 
Grinnell College, Iowa

A sociologist specializing in gender, law, higher education, and mixed research methods, I am interested in researching and teaching about intersections of inequality.


I obtained my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. Currently I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department of Grinnell College.


Land Acknowledgement

Grinnell College acknowledges that we are on the ancestral territory of the Meskwaki, Sauk, and Ioway Peoples, whose land was taken from them through the encroachment of white settlers and then formally in 1845 through government land concessions. We wish to pay respect to the Meskwaki, Sauk, and Ioway elders both past and present and to recognize the Meskwaki Nation that exists today in Tama County, less than 30 miles from Grinnell College (and where I grew up!).


Contact Me

Lara Janson

Grinnell College
Department of Sociology

1210 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112

jansonla [at]

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