I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Colorado.
I completed my Ph.D. in Sociology from Vanderbilt University (Ph.D. 2010), where I explored my interest in gender, health, social movements, and family. Whether it was working on a research team or developing my own scholarship, my experience at Vanderbilt led to numerous hands-on research opportunities and, ultimately, publications. My areas of expertise include sex and gender, health and illness, and social movements. For example, my dissertation intersected these three interests as I compared breastfeeding activism in the U.S. and Canada, specifically the persuasive strategies used to get women to breastfeed rather than formula feed. Immediately following graduate school I took some time to start my family while staying engaged with coauthors and working as an adjunct at Tulane University and the University of New Orleans. This time allowed me to sharpen the intellectual and theoretical focus of my research agenda, hone my teaching skills and clarify my desire to work at an institution that takes both research and teaching very seriously. I am passionate about engaging sociology and helping others develop a sociological imagination.
Contact me: Harmony Newman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies University of Northern Colorado harmony dot newman at unco dot edu