Quinnipiac University
Lauren M Sardi

Professor of Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies

Dir of the Collaborative for Interdisciplinary & Integr Stud

Dr. Sardi is a Professor of Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies and is the Director of the Women's & Gender Studies Program. Dr. Sardi is also jointly appointed as a Professor of Medical Sciences in the Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine. She regularly teaches Introduction to Sociology, Social Control and Deviance, Sexualities, Masculinities, and Popular Culture & Media.

Dr. Sardi's main research interests include feminist theory and methodology, gender and sexualities, deviance and embodiment, human rights, the ethics of genital cutting, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has co-authored a number of articles discussing the ethics of routinized penile circumcision performed on infants and the ways in which the procedure is maintained and upheld in the United States. Dr. Sardi is currently researching the long-term outcomes of penile circumcision on adults.


  • BA, Stonehill College
  • MA, University of Connecticut
  • PHD, University of Connecticut

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender, Masculinities, and Sexualities
  • Social deviance
  • Feminist theory
  • Social inequality


  • Sociology

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 1 332

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC1


Quinnipiac University

Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies

2020 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Director, Women's & Gender Studies Program

2019 - Present

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Associate Professor of Sociology

2016 - 2020

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Assistant Professor of Sociology

2011 - 2016

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

2010 - 2011

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Visiting Assistant Instructor of Sociology

2009 - 2010

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Part-Time Instructor, Sociology

2009 - 2009

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Article Review

Psychological, psychosocial, and psychosexual aspects of penile circumcision

Tye, M. C., Sardi, L. M.

International Journal of Impotence Research (2022)

Peer Reviewed Journal

Demographic Differences in Circumcision Satisfaction among US Males.

Jellison, W. A, Sardi, L. M.

5(1) Men's Health Journal e5 (2021)

Peer Reviewed Journal Article Review

Systematic review of complications arising from male circumcision.

Iacob, S. I, Feinn, R. S., Sardi, L.

BJUI Compass 1-25 (2021)

Book review

Review of Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America by Miriam J. Abelson

Sardi, L. M.

34(4) Gender & Society 683-85 (2020)

Critical Perspectives on Boys’ Circumcision

Sardi, L. M., Allan, J. A.

Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies (2019)

Peer Reviewed Journal

Medically Unnecessary Genital Cutting and the Rights of the Child: Moving Toward Consensus

The Brussels Collaboration on Bodily Integrity

19(10) The American Journal of Bioethics 17-28 (2019)