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Zena Smith Blau, PhD

Sociology Department, 1969-1974
Zena Smith Blau, PhD

Zena Smith Blau attended Wayne State University where she received her bachelor of arts degree in 1943 and her master of social work degree in 1946. She earned her doctorate at Columbia University in 1957 before serving as an associate professor at Northwestern from 1969 until 1974. As faculty in the sociology department her research focused on social structure, social disparities, and aging.

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