University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Sociology




Kyla Walters


I'm a fourth year doctoral student in residence. My research interests include political sociology, education, retail labor, and consumption, as well as qualitative and comparative historical methods.


2008 B.A. Sociology (Honors)
History (Minor)
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


Walters, Kyla and Joya Misra. 2013. "Bringing Collaborative Teaching into Doctoral Programs: Faculty and Graduate Student Co-teaching as Experiential Training." The American Sociologist 44(3):292-301.


  • SOCIOL 103 - Social Problems (online)
    Instructor, UMass Amherst, Winter 2014
  • SOCIOL 106 - Race, Gender, Class & Ethnicity
    Instructor, UMass Amherst, Fall 2013
  • SOCIOL 340 - Race Relations
    Instructor, UMass Amherst, Fall 2012 & Spring 2013
  • Honors Seminar: Consumption & Inequality
    Co-Instructor, UMass Amherst, Spring 2012


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