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Sociology Department

Kristie A. Ford Kristie Ford

Associate Professor of Sociology
Director of Intercultural Studies
Director of Intergroup Relations Program (IGR)

Office:  230 Tisch Learning Center
Phone: (518) 580-5425
Email:  kford@skidmore.edu

EDUCATION

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Kristie A. Ford is an associate professor of sociology, Director of Intercultural Studies, and the Director of Intergroup Relations Program (IGR) Director at Skidmore College.  She received her B.A. in sociology from Amherst College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Her research and teaching interests include: race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and social justice education.

More specifically, Professor Ford explores the connections between race, intersecting social identities, and the body in various arenas and using diverse approaches.  In three such projects she examines these issues in relation to: (1) women of color faculty experiences in academia, (2) intergroup interactions in peer-facilitated service-learning and social justice courses, and (3) appearance ideals in the Black community.

Professor Ford’s courses, including Femininities & Masculinities, Race & Power, and Sociology of the Body reflect these scholarly interests, as do her service commitments, which include the development of the Black Faculty and Staff Group and Intergroup Relations Program at Skidmore College.

For her work, she has received several honors, including: the President's Award at Skidmore College, the NAACP Community Service Award, and the Regional Leadership Council on Inclusion Award.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Race and Ethnicity; Black Identity in the U.S. and the African Diaspora; Gender and Sexuality; Body and Embodiment; Social Identities and their Intersections; Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Social Change; Inter-/Intra-group Dialogue; Engaged Pedagogies/Applied Sociology; Qualitative Methodology; Social Research Methods.

COURSES

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Books

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

SELECTED HONORS

SELECTED SERVICE

 

 

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