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Department of Sociology Castonguay, Samantha

B.A. Sociology, Ithaca College, 2018


Environmental Sociology; Higher Education & Academia; Gender & Sexuality; Research

Research Interests

I am interested in how academia functions as a workplace and a social institution. Using a
mixed-methods approach, I hope to explore how institutional policies come to exist, how
these policies impact academic employees and students, and how individuals navigate the
world of academia. My previous work in this area includes content analysis of and a national
student survey about institutional policies regulating consensual student-faculty romantic and
sexual relationships.
My secondary research area falls within environmental sociology. I am curious about
environmental inequality and its intersections with gender, race, and sexuality. Additionally, I
am interested in diversity within environmental academia and the field of environmental



Office: Wilson-Short 210

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