Gender, Sexuality, Friendship, Masculinities, Culture, Social Psychology, Feminist Theory
B.A., DePauw University, Indiana
M.A., UC, Santa Barbara
Emily Fox is a PhD student in the department of Sociology with a doctoral emphasis in Feminist Studies. Her research considers how gender (particularly masculinities), ethnoracial identity, socioeconomic status, and sexuality shape experiential aspects of friendship. Her MA thesis used nationally representative survey data to show that young adults' reported closeness to their best friend is not only stratified by gender, but also ethnoracial identity and class. Moving forward, she plans to qualitatively investigate how men create, maintain, understand, and benefit from their friendships with each other, paying particular attention to the intersecting roles of race, class, and sexuality.
Teaching Assistant, Sociology Department, UCSB, September 2020 – present
Courses taught: Introduction to Sociology (3); Issues in Social Psychology; Social Inequalities; Sociology of Privilege; Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality
Mentorship: Undergraduate Honors Program Thesis Mentor (2), UCSB Sociology Department, 2019-2020 & 2020-2022