University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Sociology



Ember Kanelee

Ember Skye Kanelee


Ember is a third year graduate student in residence. Her research interests include: sport, gendered inequality, gendered organizations, sexuality, race, class, social movements, civil resistance and intersectionality. She is a member of the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, and Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society.

At her undergraduate institution she received the Rosen Fellowship (2012), the CUNY Pipeline Fellowship (2012-2013) and a research grant from the Brooklyn College sociology department (2011). Her research was awarded the Sidney Aronson Memorial Award (2013), and was awarded first at the Brooklyn College undergraduate sociology research competition (2012) at her undergraduate institution.

While at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Ember has been awarded the highly competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2014), which funds graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields and the Gary Sailes graduate diversity scholarship award (2014).

Ember is currently on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and will begin conducting research for her dissertation shortly.





City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn College


CUNY Pipeline Thesis, 2013. The Madonna-Bitch Dichotomy: Gender conflict and normative role performance issues for women on co-gender wrestling teams.
Presented at: City University of New York Pipeline Conference (2013), Eastern Sociological Society Conference (2013), and American Sociological Association Conference (2013)


Department of Sociology • Thompson Hall • University of Massachusetts–Amherst, MA 01003