Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant Director Intergroup Relations Program (IGR)
Office: 226 Tisch Learning Center
Phone: (518) 580-5441
- B.S., M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Ph.D., Texas A&M University
RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS
Race and Ethnicity, Critical Race Theory, Race/Class/Gender Intersectionality, Cultural
Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Teaching Pedagogy
- Sociological Perspectives (SO 101)
- Social Issues (SO 201)
- Race, Class and Gender (SO 204)
- Race and Power (SO 219C)
- Social Research Methods (SO 227)
- Racial Identities: Theory and Praxis (SO 361)
- Practicum in Facilitating (IG 364)
- Mueller, Jennifer C. and Joe Feagin. Forthcoming. “Pulling Back the ‘Post-Racial’ Curtain: Critical Pedagogical Lessons from Both Sides of the Desk.” Pp. 11-24 in Teaching Race and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America, edited by K. Haltinner. New York: Springer.
- Mueller, Jennifer C. 2013. “Tracing Family, Teaching Race: Critical Race Pedagogy in the Millennial Sociology Classroom.” Teaching Sociology 41: 172-187.
- Feagin, Joe, Sean Elias and Jennifer C. Mueller. 2009. “Social Justice and Critical Public Sociology.” Pp. 71-88 in Handbook of Public Sociology: Toward a Holistic Sociology, edited by V. Jeffries. Landham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
- Mueller, Jennifer C., Danielle Dirks and Leslie Houts Picca. 2007. “Unmasking Racism: Halloween Costuming
and Engagement of the Racial Other.” Qualitative Sociology 30: 315-335.
- Reprinted in Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape (2011 Wadsworth, 3rd edition), edited by E. Higginbothom and M. Anderson.
- Abridged reprint as methodological exemplar in How It’s Done: An Invitation to Social Research (2011 Wadsworth, 4th edition), E. S. Adler and R. Clark.
- Profile in “Discoveries: New and Noteworthy Social Research,” Contexts 7(2): 8 (Spring 2008).
- Dirks, Danielle and Jennifer C. Mueller. 2007. “Racism and Popular Culture.” Pp. 115-129 in Handbook of the Sociology of
Racial and Ethnic Relations, edited by H. Vera and J. Feagin. New York: Springer.
- Reprinted in Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity (2012 McGraw-Hill, 5th edition), edited by C. Gallagher.
SELECTED HONORS & APPOINTMENTS
- Dissertation Fellow, Texas A&M University, 2012
- Heroes of Peace Honoree: Race and Ethnicity Research Team under Dr. Joe Feagin, Texas A&M University Soka Gakkai, 2012
- U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship, Texas A&M University, 2009
- College of Liberal Arts Dissertation Research Award, Texas A&M University, 2008
- Race & Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI) Research Grant Recipient, Texas A&M University, 2007 & 2008
- Texas A&M University Regents Graduate Fellowship, 2005
- University of Florida Alumni Fellowship, 2003
- List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois, 2001-2003