Pamela Hunt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor; Director, Center for the Study of Social Dynamics
Phone: 678-839-6336 | Fax: 678-839-6506
Office: Pafford Social Science Building 207-B
Hours: Fall 2012
Pam Hunt is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Social Dynamics. Dr. Hunt earned her doctoral degree in sociology from Kent State University in 2008 with a concentration in Social Psychology.
Her primary research focuses on investigating meaning structures in subgroups and subcultures. In recent years, she has utilized data collected in a music subculture to examine the mechanisms by which the meanings associated with social concepts in this subculture vary. Currently, she is investigating several issues within the LGBTQ community. She has general research & teaching interests in social psychology, deviance, sexualities, mental health, and research methods.
In January 2013, Dr. Hunt will publish a book with Cognella Academic Publishing entitled Where the Music Takes You: The Jamband Music Festival Scene
She has published in Social Psychology Quarterly, Deviant Behavior, and The Journal of Professional and Public Sociology . She has presented her research at such professional conferences as the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Southern Sociological Society, the Mid-South Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, and the North Central Sociological Association.
- A.A., Marketing and Sales, Edison Community College, 1994
- B.S., Marketing and Business Administration, University of Dayton, 1998
- M.A., Sociology, Ohio University, 2002
- Ph.D., Sociology, Kent State University, 2008
- Hunt, Pamela. Forthcoming in 2013. Where the Music Takes You: The Social Psychology of Music Subcultures. Cognella Academic Publishing.
- Hunt, Pamela. 2012. “Examining the Affective Meanings of Interaction Settings in the Jamband Music Subculture.” Journal of Professional and Public Sociology 4(1):Article 5. [ View Publication ]
- Hunt, Pamela M. Forthcoming in 2013. “Not Fade Away: Ritual Solidarity and Persistence in an Ephemeral Community.” Chapter in Explorations in Music Sociology: Examining the Role of Music in Social Life, edited by Sara Towe Horsfall, Jan-Martijn Me
- Hunt, Pamela M. 2010. "Are You Kynd: Conformity and Deviance within the Jamband Subculture." Deviant Behavior 31(6): 521-551.
- Hunt, Pamela. 2008. "From festies to tourrats: Examining the relationship between jamband subculture involvement and role meanings." Social Psychology Quarterly 71(4):356-378.
- SOCI-3733 (Social Psyc:The Soci Tradition)
- SOCI-4543 (Deviant and Alternative Behav)
- SOCI-4613 (Qualitative Research)
- SOCI-5543 (Deviant and Alternative Behav)
- SOCI-4984 (Senior Seminar) Sec. 01
- SOCI-6613 (Qualitative Research) Sec. 01
- SOCI-6623 (Inequality in Society)