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Roger Salerno


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Sociology and Anthropology

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Roger Salerno has had extensive experience working as a city planner and policy analyst. He has worked as a budget analyst for NYC as well as a director of a private community-based social service agency in East Harlem before completing his doctorate and assuming a full time faculty position at Pace. He currently teaches courses on cities, gender and social theory. He is a certified psychoanalyst and uses psychoanalytic theory in his research and teaching.


5 yeas postgrad psychoanalytic Training , National Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Psychotherapies , New York, N.Y. , 2013

PhD , New York University , New York , 1983
Urban sociology and planning

Master of Urban Planning , New York University , New York, N.Y. , 1975
Urban design and planning

MA , Roosevelt University , Chicago, Illinois , 1971
Urban Sociology


  • NYSED Office of the Professions, October - Psychoanalyst


Salerno, R. (2017). Social Change. Bryan Turner (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Oxford, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell. Vol n/a (Issue n/a) , pages not available. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Brand/id-35.html

Salerno, R. (2017, February). Boyhood and Delinquency in 1920s Chicago. n/a (Eds.), No. It is a monograph.. Jefferson, North Carolina, USA: McFarland. Vol n/a (Issue n/a) , pages 250. http://mcfarlandbooks.com

Salerno, R. (2016, August 2). Imagining Lacan Imagining Marx. Critical Sociology. Vol n/a (Issue a/a) , pages not available. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0896920516658942

Salerno, R. The Chicago School as a Social Labortory. A. Javier Trevino (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. Vol n/a (Issue n/a) http://www.cambridge.org

Salerno, R. (2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Evening Commencement. Vol 12 (Issue 1) , pages 1.

Salerno, R. (2014, December). Changing Patterns of Intimacy. Vol 11 (Issue 2) , pages 4 pp..

Salerno, R. (2014). Was There a Black Chicago School?.


Salerno, R. (2016, May 22). Left Forum. Capitalism and Loneliness.

Salerno, R. (2015, May). Left Forum . Alienation and Corporate Digitization of Personal Life. Left Forum, John Jay College NYC

Salerno, R. (2015, May). Left Forum Annual Meeting. Capitalism and the Loss of Intimacy. Left Forum, John Jay College NYC

Salerno, R. (2014, August 15). American Sociological Association. Critical Theory and Relational Psychoanalysis. Mini-Conference on Psychoanalysis and Sociology, San Francisco, CA.

Salerno, R. (2013, December 14). “Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst's Life Experiences". Self-disclosure and intersubjectivity. The Sandor Ferenczi Center, The New School, New York, New York


He has written five books on topics ranging from urban alienation, crime, the history of American sociology, and contemporary social and psychoanalytic theory.Currently completing a book on te evolution of gender, boyhood and delinquency in 1920s Chicago.


  • National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis [none] , September 2010
    Professional association of practicing psychoanalysts. Holds yearly conference and seminars. Series of publications.
  • International Sociological Association , September 1995
    Professional association of sociologists.
  • American Sociological Association [Chair, Marxist Section 2012-2013] , January 1980
    This is an American association of scholars and teachers, which publishes a variety of journals and holds one annual conference each year in August. The organization has approximately 10,000 members.


  • Operations Committee Office of Multicultural Affairs [Committee Member]
    Desc: This committee deals with issues related to the functioning of diversity issues at Pace University. Helped conduct research and attended meetings.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Several programs.
  • Film and Screen Studies Advisory Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Ruth Johnson, former head of the Film and Screen Studies Task Force asked me to serve as a member of the advisory board of the FSS Advisory Board. We meet at least once each semester to discuss and decide upon departmental policy and vote on curriculum issues.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: New major at Pace. New full-time hire. New curriculum.


  • CDFPT Appeals [Secretary]
    Desc: Assess and review faculty appeals.
  • Grievance Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Committee works on University wide grievances, including Affirmative Action cases.
  • Operations Committee Task Force on Diversity [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Made suggestions to improve the diversity of Pace faculty and presented findings and suggestions to President Friedman.
  • Kenan Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Assess applications from faculty to further faculty development.
  • Film Studies Advisory Board [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Worked to help develop curriculum and major in Film and Screen Studies.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Major approved


  • Left Forum [Board Member]
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