Dr. Dianne Sykes
Associate Professor of Sociology
Specializations: Social Theory, Social Change, Gender, Minority Groups, and Criminal Justice
Education: Ph.D., Texas A&M University; MAT, Pacific University; B.A., George Fox University
Professor Sykes' research has focused on a variety of areas, including multicultural education, media and children, telecommunications, and most currently animal rights and rescue organizations. Professor Sykes is an active faculty advisor and student-centered professor.
Selected Books and Articles by Dr. Sykes
“Multicultural Education and Mexican Americans,” Latino Studies Journal
“Finding Ourselves in Each Other: Barney and the Other-Directed Child.” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology.
“Food as pleasure: Other Directedness in Food Ads.” Food and Society.
“Finding Society in Survivor: Teaching Social Concepts with Reality Television,” American Society of Humanistic Sociology.
“To All Who Come to this Place, Welcome: Postemotionalism and Its Discontents,” American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.
“The Little Girl was Saved: Organization Stories and the Adoption and Diffusion of Telemedicine,” American Sociological Association, San Francisco.
American Sociological Association
North Carolina Sociological Association