Marci Cottingham joined the Department of Sociology at Kenyon in 2022. Cottingham's research examines the relationship between emotions, social life, and inequalities, including how emotions are shaped by social hierarchies (class, gender, race), occupations and digital media. Her past projects have looked at the emotional payoff of sports fandom, the emotional demands of nursing, the experiences of healthy volunteers in clinical trials, and humor practices on Twitter.
Prior to joining Kenyon, Cottingham was an associate professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam and a fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Studies in Germany from 2019 - 2020.
Her book, "Practical Feelings," was published in 2022 with Oxford University Press.
Areas of Expertise
Emotion, Inequalities, Health & Healthcare
2013 — Doctor of Philosophy from University of Akron