Tamika Odum

Tamika C. Odum

Asst Professor

Professional Summary

Tamika Odum is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College. She began her professional career in higher education administration, where she spent most of her career serving in the capacity of student affairs as the director of a Women's Center. After completing her Ph.D. she decided to change career paths and pursue a career where she could focus on teaching, research, and scholarship. Her research interests include a focus on women’s experiences with and access to abortion care with a specific interest in communities of color. In addition to understanding abortion care, she is also interested in researching how African American women navigate and understand reproductive health and agency including aspects of contraception use and motherhood across their life course. Throughout her career, she has built strong connections to the community by serving on local community boards, church affiliations, and working with women’s advocacy groups in the city of Cincinnati. She is a qualitative researcher interested in community-based participatory research methodologies and identifies as a public sociologist whose research focuses on abortion access, contraception, and communities of color.
Tamika Odum, CV

Education

PhD, University of Cincinnati 2017 (Sociology)

Research Support

Grant: #SFPRF13-CM10 Investigators:Odum, Tamika 09-01-2019 -04-30-2021 Society of Family Planning SFPRF: Changemakers Planning Grant Role:PI $40,540.72 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Courses Taught

-SOC-1001 INTRO SOCIOLOGY

-SOC-1002 INTR TO INEQUALITY

-SOC-2075 SOCIOLOGY FAMILY

-SOC-3073 SOCIOLOGY OF RACE

-SOC-3081 SOCIOLOGY OF SEX