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Tiffany Taylor

Associate Professor

Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 2008

Courses Taught

Undergraduate:

  • Research Methods
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Social Problems
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Sociological Theory

Graduate:

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Social Psychology of Inequality
  • Sociology of Gender
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

 Recent Publications

Taylor, Tiffany. (Forthcoming 2014). “No Discretion Required: How Welfare-to-Work Rural North Carolina Caseworkers Respond to the Rules of Welfare Reform” Sociological Inquiry.

Turgeon, Brianna*, Tiffany Taylor, and Laura Niehaus*. (Forthcoming 2014). “Contrasts and Classtalk: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Welfare-to-Work Program Managers.”Discourse & Society.

Bloch, Katrina and Tiffany Taylor. Forthcoming 2014. “’Welfare Queens’ and ‘Anchor Babies’: An Intersectional Analysis of Race, Gender, Class, Nationality and Motherhood.” In Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism¸ edited by Melinda Vandenbeld Giles. Toronto, ON: Demeter Press.

Towne-Roese, Jackuelyn* and Tiffany Taylor. 2013. Identity and Ideology: Welfare Managers’ Understanding of “Self-Sufficiency in North Carolina. Sociation Today, (Fall/Winter).

Recent Presentations

2014, Taylor, Tiffany, Elizabeth Seale, Jackie Coffey*, Christi Gross*, and Brianna Turgeon*. “Race and Place:  A Comparative Case Study of Spatial Inequality and Welfare-to-Work Service Delivery in North Carolina and Ohio.” Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, CA.

2014, Taylor, Tiffany, Brianna Turgeon, and Laura Niehaus. “’There's only so much that we can do’: Ohio Welfare-to-Work Program Managers' Accounts and Identity Work.” Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, CA.

2014, Presidential Session Organizer, Presider, and Discussant for expert panel. Poverty and Privilege: A Discussion on Inequality and Social Change.” Annual Meetings of the Southern Sociological Society, Charlotte, NC.

2014, Taylor, Tiffany, Christi Gross, Brianna Turgeon, and Laura Niehaus. “Ritualized Rhetoric and Social Control: Welfare-to-Work Program Manager Identity Construction through Mantras.” Annual Meetings of the Southern Sociological Society, Charlotte, NC.

Grants

2013, American Sociological Association and National Science Foundation Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (with Elizabeth Seale). “Race and Place:  A Comparative Case Study of Welfare-to-Work Service Delivery in North Carolina and Ohio.” $7000.

Notable Services 

Sociologists for Women in Society  Vice President 2013-2015

Faculty Advisor to Kent-Akron Sociologists for Women in Society

Research Areas
  • Families
  • Inequality - Class, Gender, Race and Sexuality
  • Research Methodology - Mixed Methods, Qualitative and Quantitative
  • Social Psychology
Tiffany Taylor
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Department of Sociology
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-9474
Fax: 330-672-4724
ttaylo36@kent.edu
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