Tracy B. Citeroni specializes in the critical investigation of social inequalities. She has a deep and abiding concern for social justice that informs her research and teaching. More recently, this interest has translated into a commitment to public sociology and community-level research that involves students and local stakeholders in the design and execution of projects intended to help people confront relevant social problems.
Areas of Expertise (5)
University of Texas at Austin: Ph.D., Sociology 1998
University of Pittsburgh: M.A., Sociology 1992
St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa.: B.A., Sociology 1990
- American Sociological Association
- Sociologists for Women in Society
- Sociologists Without Borders
- Southern Sociological Society
SOCG 365: Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
Your learning objectives in this course are twofold. On the one hand, you will learn what defines the field of qualitative research, its historical emergence and development, current debates within the field, and its application in the discipline of sociology. On the other hand, you will spend the entire semester developing your own qualitative research project, in which you will be implementing the various methodological techniques we read about and discuss in class; this project will culminate in your writing a term paper on the basis of your own qualitative research.
SOCG 334: Medical Sociology
In this course, we will study the sociology of health and illness from a critical perspective. In our sociological study of health and illness we will make some central assumptions: 1) understanding health and illness requires more than biological knowledge; 2) health, illness, and healing occur within social, political, economic and cultural structures; 3) the institutions and practices of medicine themselves must be taken as objects of inquiry and critique. In addition, we will pay special attention to the subjective experience of illness within various social contexts. The format of the class will combine lecture and discussion. I anticipate two exams, a classroom presentation and a research project.
SOCG 315: Gender and Society
In this course we will study the social construction of gender differences and gender inequality. The readings are designed to focus particular attention on the intersection of gender differences/inequalities with those based on social class, race/ethnicity, sexuality and nation. We will examine how the power relations rooted in these intersecting hierarchies influence people’s life experiences.
SOCG 335: Global Perspectives on Health and Illness
Analyze problems of health, illness, inequality and care at the global level. Examine health care systems and health promotion in comparative perspective. Explore how social forces shape individual and group health behaviors and illness experiences in various structural and cultural contexts. Emphasis on health rights as human rights.
ABSTRACT: Using the concepts of resistance, identity construction and communicative democracy, I explore the possibility that older women's life histories create and occupy a potentially transformative space within global research on gender. First, such narratives challenge existing hierarchies of age and gender that systematically disadvantage older women...
Book Review: Connecting Girls and Science: Constructivism, Feminism and Science Education Reform