Dr. Koontz’s primary areas of interest include social inequalities, culture and consumption, identities, and social psychology.  Her teaching interests include theory, sex and gender, pop culture, and race and ethnicity.  A few of her current projects include inequalities in market representations of “authenticity” and identity negotiation by marginalized groups.

Dr. Koontz received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Florida State University in 2011. She also received her M.A. in Sociology from FSU in 2009. Her B.A. in Sociology was earned at Appalachian State University in 2007.

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