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Dept. 3197 | A&S Building, Room 208

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2988

Email: sociology@uwyo.edu

College of Arts and Sciences

Sociology Program


Kaitlyn Root

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Sociology Assistant Professional Lecturer 

kroot4@uwyo.edu
307-766-2988 | AS 312

Academic Credits

2020, Ph.D. Sociology, University of Akron
2017, M.A. Sociology, University of Akron
2012, B.A. Sociology, Western Washington University

 

Academic Positions

University of Wyoming, Sociology Assistant Professional Lecturer

 

Classes Taught

  • Sociological Principles
  • Social Inequalities
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Sociology of Family
  • Sociology of Education
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies

 
Research Interests

  • Welfare Programs and Policy
  • Implementation of Welfare Policy
  • Welfare Stigma
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Stratification


Research Experience

Dr. Root has taken part in a collaborative research project which uses qualitative interviews with cash assistance program managers in Ohio to explore how these managers perceive clients, discuss implementing policy and describe their own roles within the system. She has co-authored a book chapter in a Routledge reader, has forthcoming work in Sociological Imagination and work under review at Poverty and Public Policy.

Contact Us

Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Dept. 3197 | A&S Building, Room 208

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2988

Email: sociology@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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