University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Sociology

 

 

Ryan Turner

Ryan Turner

rfturner@soc.umass.edu

Bio

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.

Education

2012 M.A. Sociology University of Massachusetts–Amherst
       
2008 B.A. Sociology University of Massachusetts–Amherst

Research

Comprehensive Exams

"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

Publications

"Do Animals have Selves?" Upcoming publication in Studies in Symbolic Interaction.

Teaching

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

 

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

http://www.umass.edu/sociol/