People » Shannon Carter

Dr. Carter is Assistant Professor of Sociology. Her primary research areas are sociology of reproduction, social inequalities, and sociology of health and medicine.

Her research has examined women’s accounts of their gender performances during childbirth in out-of-hospital settings, perceptions of body/self relationships during pregnancy and birth, and infant feeding consumerism. Her current projects focus on African American mothers’ breastfeeding experiences and peer breast milk sharing in Central Florida. Her work on reproduction is published in journals such as Sociology of Health & Illness, Women & Health, Journal of Consumer Culture, and Midwifery. She has articles forthcoming in Health, Risk & Society and Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.


Research Interests:


Social Inequalities

Sociology of Health & Medicine

Fall 2018

SYA 3110.0001 – Social Theory – M, W 4:30-5:45 – Main Campus

SYA 7019.0001 – Advanced Sociological Theory – W 6:00 – 8:50 – Main Campus


Fall 2018

W 1:00 – 4:00

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