Dr. Christina Steidl

associate Professor, SOCIOLOGY Department


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. Her research focuses on the processes within organizations by which gender and racial inequalities are reproduced. Current and former research projects include: the effects of school segregation on racial achievement gaps and racial disparities in suspensions; 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. 

Dr. Christina Steidl's Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Emory University, 2012
  • M.A., Social Sciences, The University of Chicago, 2001
  • B.A., Psychology, The University of Chicago, 2001

Classes Taught


  • American Sociological Association
  • Sociologists for Women in Society
  • Southern Sociological Society


  • 2016 Steidl, Christina R. and Claire E. Sterk. Interpreting Productivity: Symbolic Negotiation of Gendered Faculty Career Trajectories in the U.S. Symbolic Interaction. Forthcoming.
  • 2016 Freeman, Kendralin J. and Christina R. Steidl. Distribution, Composition and Exclusion: How School Segregation Impacts Racist Disciplinary Patterns. Race & Social Problems 8: 171-85.
  • 2013 Steidl, Christina. Remembering May 4, 1970: Integrating the Commemorative Field at Kent State. American Sociological Review, 78(5): 749-72.
  • 2013 Condron, Dennis J., Daniel Tope, Christina R. Steidl, and Kendralin J. Freeman. Racial Segregation and the Black / White Achievement Gap, 1990-2009. The Sociological Quarterly 54:130-57.