Office: TLC 226
Jennifer Mueller is an assistant professor of sociology and Assistant Director of
the Intergroup Relations Program (IGR) at Skidmore College. Jennifer received her
Ph.D. in sociology from Texas A&M University in 2013. Her primary expertise is in
racial and ethnic relations, with emphases in intersections of race/class/gender/sexuality,
popular and media culture, and teaching and social justice pedagogy. Her specific
research agenda focuses on social reproduction of systemic racial inequality over
two distinct lines; one which analyzes racial differences in the intergenerational
transmission of wealth and capital among families; and a second examining everyday,
cultural enactments. She has a third, complementary line addressing teaching pedagogy.
Among other outlets, her work has been published across these lines in Qualitative
Sociology, Teaching Sociology, the Handbook of Public Sociology, the Handbook of the
Sociology of Race Relations, as well as reprinted in several widely used textbooks.
Phone: (518) 580-5441
Prior to her doctoral studies, Jennifer completed a B.S. in psychology and M.S. in counseling from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), moving onto professional positions with the university as an academic advisor for the College of Business and later, Assistant Director in UIUC’s Office of Minority Student Affairs. During her time in that position Jennifer served as an intergroup dialogue facilitator for UIUC’s Program on Intergroup Relations, facilitating and developing numerous inter- and intragroup dialogue courses for the program.
Jennifer has received a number of honors for teaching, scholarship and service, including a 2012 Texas A&M University Dissertation Fellowship and the highly competitive 2009 U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship for "excellence in scholarly research and teaching and exemplifying the meaning of scholar/mentor in the highest sense."
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