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. Her current research focuses how intersectional statuses (of race, class, and gender) and institutional context influence undergraduates’ choice of majors. Other projects have explored: the relationship between re-segregation in public schools and racial achievement gaps; how the gendered nature of U.S. post-secondary institutions impact faculty career trajectories; and historical transformations in commemorative spaces and narratives surrounding the May 4,1970 shootings at Kent State. She likes to split her spare time between social justice work and outdoor activities like rock climbing, backpacking, and kayaking. She will be teaching several courses at UAH including Sociological Theory, Introduction to Sociology, and Social Stratification.


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