Martha Easton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Division of Social & Behavioral Science at Elmira College
From Elmira, NY
I came to Elmira College in 2005. I received my BA from Swarthmore College (in Sociology and Anthropology) and my PhD from the University of Minnesota in Sociology. I teach in both the Sociology and Anthropology Program and in Women's Studies. I love to travel with students at Elmira College, and I have created several spring term travel courses, to South Africa, Brazil, India, the European Union, and Southeast Asia. My research interests are in two areas: work on national identity in Europe, and work on the social construction of gender and race. I received a Fulbright Fellowship, a Social Science Research Council Fellowship, and an American-Scandinavian Foundation Dissertation Award to do dissertation research in Norway, where I spent several years doing fieldwork on nationalism and the creation of Norwegian identity in the face of the European Union Teaching at a small liberal arts college like Elmira College has been a wonderful opportunity to teach broadly, do research with promising students, and share my interest in international studies.