Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1961
"Hal" Mizruchi, professor emeritus of sociology, passed away on May
14, 2018. He had been an active member of Maxwell’s faculty for 34 years,
joining the School in 1964 and retiring in 1998. During that time he directed
the Maxwell Policy Center on Aging (1975-83) and chaired his department
(1987-90). He received, from Syracuse University, a Chancellor’s Citation for
Exceptional Academic Achievement in 1985. A fellow of the American Sociological
Society, he focused in his research on what he himself termed “oddballs” —
reflected in his book Regulating Society: Beguines, Bohemians, and Other
Marginals (published in 1987 by the University of Chicago Press). Among
other titles were Time and Aging: Conceptualization and Applications in
Sociological and Gerontological Research, Success and Opportunity: Class
Values and Anomie in American Life, and The Substance of
Sociology: Codes, Conduct & Consequences.
details about Professor Mizruchi’s death, visit his online obituary.