Sociology: Gender, Race, and Class Mobility, with an emphasis on single mother families / Theories of Social Capital / Public Sociology and Sociological Practice
Perry Threlfall's research focuses on the ways in which gender, race, and class status intersect and overlap with family construct. More specifically, she is interested in identifying how structural and institutionalized forces influence how single mothers discern, respond to, and navigate family life. Her published research investigates the relationship between welfare participation and social capital in single mothers, as well as the influence of religiosity on marriage after a non-marital birth. She approaches this work by drawing on feminist theories that challenge traditional notions of structure, agency, family, and motherhood.
Dr. Threlfall was the recipient of the 2016 Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.
Ph.D. Sociology George Mason University 2015 M.S. Sociology Virginia Commonwealth University 2007 B.A. Sociology, minor in Social Justice Virginia Commonwealth University 2005