Ryan Turner's research interests include animal-human relations, the sociology of culture, the sociology of the self, and symbolic interactionsim. He has conducted research on both competitive equestrians and vegans.
|2012||M.A.||Sociology||University of Massachusetts–Amherst|
|2008||B.A.||Sociology||University of Massachusetts–Amherst|
"Animals as Symbolic Actors: The Problem of Animal Selfhood."
Defended September 2011, UMass Amherst
"Horse Sense: The Limits of Judgment."
Defended July 2012, UMass Amherst
"Do Animals have Selves?" Upcoming publication in Studies in Symbolic Interaction.
Courses Taught: The Sociology of American Culture (Fall 2012)
Teaching Assistantships: Introduction to Sociology, Self and Society, Social Statistics, The Family, Data Collection and Analysis, Contemporary American Society,
Teaching Interests: Animals and Society, Self and Society, Sociology of Culture, Introduction to Sociology, Theory