Pam Hunt Kirk

Pam Hunt Kirk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director of Assessment

Phone: 678-839-6336 | Fax: 678-839-6506

Email:  phunt@westga.edu

Office: Pafford Social Science Building 207B

Hours: Spring 2016 Semester

Face-to-Face: Wednesdays 10:30am-1pm and Thursdays 11am-1pm

Virtual: MWF 1-3pm

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Biography

Pamela M. Hunt Kirk is Associate Professor of Sociology. Dr. Hunt Kirk joined UWG in 2008 after earning her Ph.D. in Sociology at Kent State University. She has general research and teaching interests in Social Psychology, Emotions, Subculture, and Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative). She has published in Social Psychology Quarterly and Deviant Behavior and is the author of Where the Music Takes You: The Social Psychology of Music Subcultures.


Education/Degrees

  • A. B., Marketing and Sales, Edison Community College, 1994
  • B.S., Marketing & Business Administration, University of Dayton, 1998
  • M.A., Sociology, Ohio University, 2002
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Kent State University, 2008

Selected Publications

  • "The Sociology of Music," Forthcoming in 2016 in The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology. Cambridge University Press
  • Hunt, Pamela M. 2014. "Cults," in Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, John Copes & Craig J. Forsyth (eds.)
  • Hunt, Pamela M. 2014. "Gays as Parents," in Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, John Copes & Craig J. Forsyth (eds.)
  • Hunt, Pamela M. 2014. "Positive Deviance," in Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, John Copes & Craig J. Forsyth (eds.)
  • Hunt, Pamela M. 2014. "Same-Sex Marriages," in Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, John Copes & Craig J. Forsyth (eds.)
  • Hunt, Pamela. 2014. Where the Music Takes You: The Social Psychology of Music Subcultures, 1st edition. San Diego: CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.
  • Hunt, Pamela M. 2013. "Not Fade Away: Ritual Solidarity and Persistence in an Ephemeral Community." Pp. 158-165 in Music Sociology: Examining the Role of Music in Social Life, edited by Sara Towe Horsfall, Jan-Martijn Meij, and Meghan Probtsfield. Boulder,
  • Hunt, Pamela M. 2012. "Examining the Affective Meanings of Interaction Settings in the Jamband Music Subculture." Journal of Professional and Public Sociology 4(1):Article 5.
  • Hunt, Pamela M. 2010. "Are You Kynd? Conformity and Deviance Within the Jamband Subculture," Deviant Behavior 31(6):521-551.
  • Hunt, Pamela M. 2008. "From Festies to Tourrats: Examining the Relationship Between Jamband Subculture Involvement and Role Meanings," Social Psychology Quarterly 71(4):356-378.

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • SOCI-3733 (Social Psyc:The Soci Tradition)    
    • SOCI-4003 (Applied Stats for Sociology)    
    • SOCI-4543 (Deviant and Alternative Behav)    
    • SOCI-4700 (Sociology of Emotions)    
    • SOCI-4984 (Capstone: Senior Seminar)    
    • SOCI-5003 (Applied Stats for Sociology)    
    • SOCI-6803 (Seminar in Social Psychology)    
    • SOCI-6999 (Thesis)    
  • Summer 2016 Sections
    • SOCI-4700 (Sociology of Emotions) Section: E01
    • SOCI-4984 (Capstone: Senior Seminar) Section: E01
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • SOCI-4003 (Applied Stats for Sociology) Section: 01
    • SOCI-4543 (Deviant and Alternative Behav) Section: E01
    • SOCI-5003 (Applied Stats for Sociology) Section: 01
    • SOCI-6803 (Seminar in Social Psychology) Section: 01
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • SOCI-4700 (Sociology of Emotions) Section: E01
    • SOCI-4984 (Capstone: Senior Seminar) Section: E1W
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • SOCI-3733 (Social Psyc:The Soci Tradition) Section: 01
    • SOCI-4543 (Deviant and Alternative Behav) Section: E01
    • SOCI-6999 (Thesis) Section: 04