• Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom, formerly a visiting assistant professor of sociology at F&M and now a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
Visiting Scholar of Sociology

Education, Research, and Teaching

Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom earned his PhD. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. His teaching and research interests are in the Sociology of Health & Illness, Disability, Work and Organizations, and Aging. He is working on a book manuscript (under contract with Princeton University Press) that draws on a nine-year ethnographic study of a group of autistic adults and their families, many of whom he lived with, that shows how popular understandings of the condition are out of sync with grassroots experiences and interpretations. In another line of research, Ben investigates how interactions between different healthcare professionals shape the operation of medical organizations and the delivery of patient care. Before Franklin & Marshall he spent three years teaching at Hamilton College, and he is teaching two sections of Introduction to Sociology in Fall 2019. To learn more, visit Ben's Personal Website: bendcbloom.com.



DiCicco-Bloom, Barbara and Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom (equal authorship). 2019. "Secondary Emotional Labor: Supervisors Withholding Support and Guidance in Interdisciplinary Group Meetings in a Community Hospice Program." Work & Occupations 46(3): 339-368.

DiCicco-Bloom, Barbara and Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom (equal authorship). 2016. “The Benefits of Respectful Interactions: Fluid Alliancing and Inter-Occupational Information Sharing in Primary Care.” Sociology of Health & Illness 38(6): 965-979.

DiCicco-Bloom, Benjamin and Daniel Romer. 2012. “Poker, Sports Betting and Less Popular Alternatives: Status, Friendship Networks, and Male Adolescent Gambling.” Youth & Society 41(1): 141-170.

DiCicco-Bloom, Benjamin and David R. Gibson (equal authorship). 2010. “More Than a Game: Sociological Theory from the Theories of Games.” Sociological Theory 28(3): 247-271 [Lead Article].


DiCicco-Bloom, Benjamin. 2016. “The Dynamics of Care: Communication, Management and Adults with Autism.” in Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life. S. Wright (Ed.) London: Jessica Kingsley Press.