Purdue University College of Liberal Art

Philo Wasburn

Please join me in congartulating Emeritus Professor of sociology, Philo C. Wasburn, on recently publishing Making Citizens: Political Socialization Research and Beyond (2017).

Co-authored by Purdue sociology alumna Tawnya Adkins Covert (PhD 2001), this will be Philo's ninth book published. Making Citizens assembles what political scientists, sociologists, and communication analysts have learned in almost six decades of research on political socialization. It also explores how people develop political values, attitudes, identities, and behavioral dispositions. Of particular interest to Philo and Tawnya is the process by which people are made into active citizens who are politically interested, informed, partisan, tolerant, and engaged. Finally, Philo and Tawnya identify some suggestions for institutional change that would lead to “better” citizenship

Congratulations, Dr. Wasburn!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts