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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Steve Buechler - Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor Emeritus

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Steve Buechler

Courses Taught: (1986-2016)

Social Movements, Sociological Theory, Social Stratification, Graduate Seminar in Sociological Theory, Graduate Seminar in Thesis-Writing

Areas of Specialty:

Social Movements, Social Theory, Social Stratification, Political Sociology, Social Change, Race/Class/Gender.


[DOC] Vita (85 KiB)


On Surviving Cancer as a Retirement Activity

After a thirty-year career at MSU, I planned to retire after the 2016-2017 academic year. So much for best laid plans. Instead, I spent that year on sick leave being treated for acute myeloid leukemia. Throughout that time, I composed a memoir narrating my treatment and recovery to be published in fall 2018 under the title “How Steve became Ralph: A Cancer/Stem Cell Odyssey (with Jokes).” I have since become involved in the cancer survivor and support community through several speaking engagements and peer patient support roles. For an overview of these activities, see my “Survivor Vita” here.