Irvine, Leslie 1958–

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Irvine, Leslie 1958–

PERSONAL: Born November 26, 1958, in Kenmore, NY; daughter of Wilbert William (an artist) and Helen (a teacher) Irvine; married Kevin Duncan (in sales), June 4, 1983 (divorced July 29, 1989); married Marc Krulewitch (a teacher), August 1, 2001. Ethnicity: "Scots and Greek." Education: Attended Florida Keys Community College, 1977–79; Palm Beach Community College, A.A., 1990; Florida Atlantic University, B.A., 1990, M.A., 1992; State University of New York at Stony Brook, Ph.D., 1997. Politics: Independent. Hobbies and other interests: Companion animals, gardening, cooking.

ADDRESSES: Home—Longmont, CO. Office—Department of Sociology, Campus Box 327, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309-0327. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, visiting assistant professor of sociology, 1996–98; University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, assistant professor, 1998–2004, associate professor of sociology, 2004–. Hartford Seminary, field researcher at Center for Social and Religious Research, 1997–98. Member of editorial board, Teaching Sociology and Society and Animals. Humane Society of Boulder Valley, volunteer.

MEMBER: International Society for Anthrozoology, American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.

AWARDS, HONORS: Herbert Blumer Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1997, for "Story-Driven: Autobiographical Occasions and the Case for the Narrative Study of the Self"; Humanitarian Award, Humane Society of Boulder Valley, 2005.


Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve-Step Group, University Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1999.

If You Tame Me: Understanding Our Connection with Animals, foreword by Marc Bekoff, Temple University Press (Philadelphia, PA), 2004.

Contributor to books, including Theory and Progress in Social Science, edited by James Rule, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1997; Sexual Harassment on Campus: A Guide for Administrators, Faculty, and Students, Allyn & Bacon (Newton, MA), 1997; and Doing Ethnographic Research: Fieldwork Settings, Sage Publications (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1998. Contributor to periodicals, including Contemporary Sociology, Symbolic Interaction, Quick Response Research Report, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Social Problems, Sociological Origins, Society and Animals, Men and Masculinities, and Innovation: European Journal of Social Sciences.

SIDELIGHTS: Leslie Irvine once told CA: "I believe in honoring the practice of writing. That is to say, I believe in writing every day. I rely on Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones for inspiration, as well as Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way and Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird. I brainstorm a lot in longhand before I work on the computer."



University of Colorado Web site: Leslie Irvine Home Page, (January 15, 2007).