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HELLO, I'M

Ellen Meiser

Sociologist and Writer.

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Ellen T. Meiser, PhD

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About 

MY BACKGROUND

Alaska-grown sociologist interested in qualitative research, with expertise in social psychology, emotions, and the culinary industry. Co-creator and co-host of
The Social Breakdown, the sociology podcast nobody wants, but everybody needs.

 

Education

2015-2021

University of Hawaii at Manoa – Honolulu, HI

Doctor of Philosophy Degree, Sociology

Dissertation title: "Making It: Success, Mediocrity, and Failure in the Commercial Kitchen"

2012-2014

Publications

"The Normalization of Violence  in Commercial Kitchens Through Food Media.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI:10.1177/08862605211005138

Podcasting and Pedagogy.” City University of New York, the Center for the Humanities.

University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Honolulu, HI

Masters of Arts Degree, Asian Studies (China)

Thesis title: "Human Smuggling from China's Fujian Province to
New York City"

2007-2011

University of Alaska Anchorage -- Anchorage, AK

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Hospitality Business Management

2008-2009

Culinary Institute of America -- St. Helena, CA

Certificate, Baking and Pastry

The Social Breakdown

Listen to Penn, Omar, and I breakdown our complex world one topic at a time using our sociological imagination!

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Other Podcast Appearances

 

Professional Activities

  • “Podcasts in the Classroom” webinar sponsored by Teaching Sociology journal on August 18, 2021

  • “Enduring, Avoiding and Resisting: Responses to Workplace Violence in Commercial Kitchens” presented with coauthor Dr. Eli Wilson virtually at a roundtable session at the American Sociological Association 2020 conference

  • “Working Outside of Academia” workshop presented virtually at the Hawaii Sociological Association 2021 conference

  •  “How to Podcast in the Academy: Legitimizing and Creating Alternative Media” workshop presented virtually at the American Sociological Association 2020 conference

  • “The Normalization of Abuse in Commercial Kitchens through Food Media” presented virtually at a roundtable session at the American Sociological Association 2020 conference

  • “Resisting Abuse in the Commercial Kitchen” presented at the Canadian Sociological Association 2020 (conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)

  • Guest peer reviewer for Social Process in Hawaii (2020)

  • “Podcasting and Public Sociology: Alternative Forms of Knowledge” workshop presented at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology 2019 conference 

  • “Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement: Research Opportunities” presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems 2016 conference

  • “Race-Specific and General Theories of Crime and the Reporting of Crime” presented at the Hawaii Sociological Association 2017 conference

  • “Crime Reporting and Theories of Crime” presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems 2017 conference​