Sarah Elizabeth Bostic
Sarah (They/Them) is a 3rd year PhD student in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. They are a research assistant at the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network (OPEN).
Sarah's research interests include Feminist and Sociological theoretical and qualitative approaches to social stratification and intersections of gender, race, class, and ability. They are interested in working-class processes of knowledge production and dissemination, and specifically who has authority over what is deemed "legitimate knowledge," how this impacts working-class experiences, and how this might function in the divide between white working-class people and the educated elite. They study the discursive ways in which working-class knowledge and experience are devalued as legitimate sources of knowledge. In their master’s thesis, Sarah argues that white working-class men are increasingly alienated from Progressive politics through classist and ableist rhetoric. Continuing this work, Sarah hopes to explore how White Christian Nationalism and the QAnon movement are implicated in white working-class knowledge production.
Sarah's secondary interests involve the body, fatness, disability, and queer studies, and how deviations from the able-bodied, heterosexual, normative body are regulated through biopolitical discourse.
Sarah Bostic's CV
Master of Humanities: Wright State University Dayton, Ohio, 2019 (Humanities with an emphasis on Gender and Sexuality)
Bachelor of Arts: Wright State University Dayton, Ohio, 2017 (Double Major, Sociology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
Research and Practice Interests
White working-class masculinity
Gender and Sexuality
Positions and Work Experience
2019 -2020 Adjunct Instructor, Sociology, Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH
2019 -2020 Adjunct Instructor, Sociology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
2017 -2018 Graduate Assistant, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
2020 -2021 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2021 - Graduate Research Assistant , Ohio Policy Evaluation Network (OPEN), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
-SOC-1001 INTRO SOCIOLOGY Level:Undergraduate
-SOC-2075 SOCIOLOGY FAMILY Level:Undergraduate
-SOC-2021 SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER Level:Undergraduate
-WGS-2002 INTRO WGSS Level:Undergraduate