Louisa Roberts

Louisa Roberts

Assistant Professor


East Hall 308

Phone: (605) 677-5402

Email: Louisa.Roberts@usd.edu


Dr. Roberts studies the globalization of the acceptance of homosexuality, in both public opinion and law. She has also co-authored a book on the historic use of anti-Semistism in politics, entitled The Socialism of Fools? The Leftist Origins of Modern Anti-Semitism (Cambridge University Press; 2015).

Teaching Interests:

Courtship and Marriage, Statistics, Medical Sociology, Cultural Globalization, Introduction to Sociology

Research Interests:

Globalization of Culture and Ideas, Global Gay Rights, Anti-Semitism


  • Ph D, Sociology, Ohio State University, 2017
  • MA, Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2008
  • BA, History and Biology, Wesleyan University, 2002


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Roberts, Louisa, and Brustein, William I.. The Socialism of Fools? Leftist Origins on Modern Anti-Semitism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Awards and Honors:

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Section of the American Sociological Association, 2017
  • Graduate Student Paper Award, Human Rights Section of the American Sociological Association, 2016
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, 2012