- Lieber Memorial Associate Instructor Award (2007)
Emily Meara Fairchild received her B.A. from Purdue University in 2000. She then earned her M.A. in 2003, and her Ph.D. in Sociology in 2008 from Indiana University.
After completing her degree in 2008, Fairchild became an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the New College of Florida. Her primary research and teaching interests combine the sociology of culture and social psychology, with a focus on gender. Her current projects include an analysis of gender in weddings and commitment rituals, an exploration of gender representation in 20th century children’s books, and an application of “inhabited institutionalism” to the case of gender. She also offers tutorials on feminist methodology, micro-theory, and sociology of sports.