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Madeleine Cousineau is Professor of Sociology at Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts. She received her B.A. from Emmanuel College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston University. 

Dr. Cousineau is the author of  Introducing Sociology: A Whole New World (Marquette Books, 2009), Promised Land: Base Christian Communities and the Struggle for the Amazon (SUNY Press, 1995), Opting for the Poor: Brazilian Catholicism in Transition (Sheed and Ward, 1986), chapters in four edited volumes, and articles in several academic journals. She is the translator of Rio Maria: Song of the Earth, by Ricardo Rezende (Orbis Books, 1994) and the editor of Syllabi and Instructional Materials for the Sociology of Religion (American Sociological Association, 1998) and of Religion in a Changing World: Comparative Studies in Sociology (Praeger, 1998).  She has served on the Executive Councils of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the Religion Section of the American Sociological Association.

At the present time she is a member of the New England Organization for Human Services and the National Organization for Human Services. In 2013 she received the NEOHS Development Award for dedication, service, and contributions to the development and enhancement of this organization.

Dr. Cousineau is listed in Who's Who in America and in Who's Who Among American Teachers. She lives in Boston with her husband, Jonathan Campbell.