Marcia Millman

TitleProfessor, Emerita
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentSociology Department
Phone831-459-3516 (messages),
831-459-4431 (office)
OfficeCollege Eight 336
Campus Mail StopCollege Eight Faculty Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA

Research Interests

Social Psychology, Sociology of Emotions, Field Research Methods, Social Interaction, The Family, Medical Sociology

Biography, Education and Training

B.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University

Selected Publications

  • 2004 The Perfect Sister: What Draws Us Together, What Breaks Us Apart (Harcourt, Inc: New York). Also published in Dutch and Australian book editions.

  • 2001 The Seven Stories of Love: how to choose your happy ending (Morrow/Harper Collins: New York). Also published in eight foreign book editions: Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Taiwan (Mandarin), Brazilian (2001 – 2004)

  • 1991 Warm Hearts and Cold Cash: The Intimate Dynamics of Families and Money (The Free Press: New York).

  • 1980 Such A Pretty Face: Being Fat in America ( W. W. Norton & Co: New York).

  • 1978 The Unkindest Cut: Life in the Backrooms of Medicine (Morrow, New York)