Susan C. Pearce, PhD is a member of the faculty of the Department of Sociology at East Carolina University, in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. She earned her Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research, New York, New York.
Dr. Pearce researches diversity and marginality in the United States and in countries experiencing democratic transformations. She is particularly concerned with political contexts of culture. Among her research initiatives are the intersections between gender and immigration, collective memory in East-Central Europe, local and transnational human-rights movements, gender-based violence in global perspective, and African American culture and collective memory.
She has served on the faculties of Gettysburg College, University of Gdansk in Gdansk, Poland, Central European University in Warsaw, Poland, and West Virginia University. She also has a background in nonprofit project management.