“Objects of Hate: Disrupting the Whitewashing of Appalachia through Public Writing and Photography” was presented in the spring by Jacqueline Clark, professor of sociology, for […]
Meet Jacqueline Clark
- Ph.D., Sociology, North Carolina State University
- M.A., Sociology (minor in Appalachian Studies), Appalachian State University
- B.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina-Asheville
I am a qualitative sociologist who studies social inequalities, the sociology of health and illness, as well as the sociology of jobs and work. In my spare time, I also like to scout thrift stores, flea markets, and antique stores for quirky collectibles. I’ve combined these interests in my most recent research project, which focuses on how and why some people collect contemptible collectibles or racist objects from the past.
I teach classes on social inequalities, medical sociology, death and dying, as well as sociology through film and research methods, among others.
What are you currently reading or watching for fun?
Good Mythical Morning
What’s your favorite topic or course to teach and why?
Sociology of Health and Illness. It is important for students to learn how health is impacted by social conditions.
What teaching and learning techniques work best for you?
Discussion-based classes and interactive in-class activities.
Recent News Updates
Jacqueline Clark, professor of sociology, had guest blogs published recently in Sociological Images. “Hidden Black History in Appalachia” was published Feb. 20. It addresses the […]
Jacqueline Clark, associate professor of sociology and chair of the sociology and anthropology department, had a guest blog published in Sociological Images, May 15. The […]