Christina Steidl, Ph.D.

Christina Steidl 

Christina Steidl
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Emory University, 2012

Introduction to Sociology
Sociological Theory
Sociology of Social Movements
Sociology of Education
Social Stratification

Biographical Sketch
After earning a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Social Sciences/Human Development from the University of Chicago, Christina Steidl spent several years helping to develop the First Year Experience program at Kent State University in Ohio and then moved south to earn her Ph.D. in Sociology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her areas of expertise include social inequality, sociology of education, and social theory. Much of her research takes an intersectional approach to issues of inequality and power dynamics in the U.S. education system. Current and former research projects include: the effects of school segregation on racial achievement gaps and racial disparities in school discipline; gender inequalities in faculty career trajectories; educational and career outcomes for veterans of the U.S. military; and the construction and revision of commemorative spaces and narratives. She likes to split her spare time between her family, social justice work and outdoor activities like rock climbing, backpacking, and kayaking.

Curriculum Vitae


Christina Steidl
Department of Sociology
The University of Alabama in Huntsville 
344D Morton Hall
Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: 256.824.2299
Fax: 256.824.2387