Teah Hairston

Areas of Study: 
  • Social Inequalities
  • Social Control and Deviance
  • Race
  • Culture and Identity
Research and Teaching: 

2016 Graduate Instructor, Youth in Today’s World, Sociology 3440, Online

2016 Graduate Instructor, Culture and Mass Media, Sociology 2300, Online

2016 Teaching Assistant/Co-Instructor, Exploration in Social and Economic Justice,

Social Work 2000

2015 Graduate Instructor, Culture and Mass Media, Sociology 2300

2015 Graduate Instructor, Criminology, Sociology 3600, Online

2015 Graduate Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Social Research, Sociology 2950

2015 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Sociology, Sociology 1000

2014 Teaching Assistant, Criminology, Sociology 3600

2014 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Sociology, Sociology 1000

2013 Teaching Assistant, Social Inequalities, Sociology 2200

2013 Teaching Assistant, Criminology, Sociology 3600

Bio: 

I am a native of Sacramento, California. I completed my undergraduate career at San Jose State University earning two Bachelor’s in Psychology and African American Studies. I continued my education at the University of Mississippi earning a Master’s degree in Southern Studies. In 2013, I began the PhD program in Sociology at the University of Missouri, earning my Master’s degree in 2015. My academic interests are in social inequalities, social control and deviance, criminology, race and ethnic studies, and culture and identity. My research focuses on the experiences of Black males during incarceration and the process of reentry and reintegration.

Awards and Honors: 

2011 – 2013 Underrepresented Minority Fellowship

2013 – 2018 Gus T. Ridgel Fellowship

2014 – 2015 James S. Rollins Slavery Atonement Endowment Award

Select Publications: 

2015 Co-Chair Panelist/Presenter, “Disrupting silence: A discussion of disadvantage and privilege,” Panel Session. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association. November 2015. San Antonio, TX.

2014 Presenter, “Socialization after prisonization: Analyzing offender narratives of incarceration and reentry,” Paper Session. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. November 2014. San Francisco, CA.

2014 Presenter, “Old habits die hard: Black male incarceration in the U.S. South,” Paper Session. Conference on Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South. April 2014. Oxford, MS.