Sociology: social movements, race, gender, & emotional labor
Erin Stephens is a cultural sociologist who engages an intersectional analysis in her research on gender, labor and social movements.
Her dissertation used social media ethnography and network analysis to explore the online construction of cultural trauma in the Movement for Black Lives. She currently directs wellness and assessment for The Beautiful Project, an arts-based collective in North Carolina that uses photography, writing and care to advance the wellness and representational justice of Black women and girls.
Stephens, Erin M., Tuttle Joshua, and James C. Witte. 2017. “Interactions between Gender and Immigration in Wage Inequality among STEM Workers, 1980–2010.” in Gender in the Twenty-First Century: The Stalled Revolution and the Road to Equality edited by Shannon N. Davis, S. Winslow and D.J. Maume. Univ of California Press.
Stephens, Erin M. 2015. "UN Women: Holistic Global Advocacy to Address Violence against Women." in Women, War, and Violence: Topography, Resistance, and Hope [2 volumes]: 475.
SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI120 Globalization and Society
Ph.D. in Sociology, George Mason University
Dissertation: Making #BlackLivesMatter: A Social Media Ethnography of Cultural Trauma
MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduate Certificate in International Development
B.A. in Anthropology, Davidson College
Concentration in Ethnic Studies: Africana Track