Tara Stamm

Curriculum Vitae



2015 Ph.D., Sociology, Florida State University, Tallahassee (Expected)

Dissertation:“From Stigma to Acceptance: Contemporary Teen Mothers in Popular Media”

Committee: Deana Rohlinger (chair), John Reynolds, Doug Schrock, Leigh Edwards

Prospectus Defended: October 2013

Qualifying Exam: Stratification and Social Justice passed fall 2012


2012  M.S., Sociology, Florida State University, Tallahassee


2007  M.A., Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics, University of North Florida, Jacksonville


2005  Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of North Florida, Jacksonville




Social Theory                                                        Race, Class, Gender &Sexuality

Qualitative Methodology                                      Social Problems

Sociology of Education                                         Sociology of Mass Media

Gender Studies                                                      Social Movements

Adolescents & Society                                          Sociology of Technology




Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters:


Stamm, Tara. Forthcoming. “Value Justice in a Southern Prison”. Keeping it Holy: Southerners, the South and the Theme of Justice edited by Teresa Booker. University of Mississippi Press: Jackson.


Rohlinger Deana, Jesse Klein, Tara Stamm, and Kyle Rogers. Forthcoming. “Constricting Boundaries: Collective Identity in the Tea Party Movement” in Border Politics, Social Movements and Globalization edited by Nancy Naples and Jennifer Bickham-Mendez. New York: New York University Press.


Rohlinger, Deana., Tara Stamm. 2013 “Acting Contentiously: Simulating Social Movements” Academic Exchange Quarterly Volume 17, Issue 2.


Book Reviews:



Stamm, Tara M., 2013 “Suspect Citizens: Women, Virtue, and Vice in Backlash Politics”. Mobilization. Volume 18, Number 2 p. 215-224 (Book Review)


Stamm, Tara M., 2009. “Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools” Radical Teacher, Number 85, Fall 2009, pp. 64-67 (Book Review)


Work under review:


Stamm, Tara. “Home Environments and Educational Inequality: Does Reducing the Digital Divide Improve Academic Performance?”  Academic Exchange Quarterly


Work in progress:


Stamm, Tara and Alexandra Olsen “Femininity among Vagina-as-Art Activists” Expected submission date: Summer 2014


Rohlinger, Deana and Tara Stamm. “New Media and American Society: The Eroding Boundaries between Institutions and Our Lives” Proposal Submitted to NYU Press


Rohlinger, Deana, Alexandra Olsen, Tara Stamm. “Visualizing Activism” Expected submission date: Fall 2014




Stamm, Tara. 2014. “Contemporary Teen Mothers in Popular Media” Media Sociology Preconference at Mills College, Oakland, CA.


Stamm, Tara, Amanda Poling, and John Reynolds. 2011. “Charter School Growth in Florida: Founders, Frames, and Implications for Educational Inequality” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.


Stamm, Tara. 2011. “Home Environments and Educational Inequality: Does Reducing the

Digital Divide Improve Academic Performance?” Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.





Florida State University, Department of Sociology


Research Assistant

Spring and summer 2014


Graduate Instructor of Record

Sociology of Mass Media: fall 2013

Social Theory: spring and summer 2013

Social Problems: spring and summer 2011, summer and fall 2012

Adolescents in Society: fall 2011


Graduate Teaching Assistant

Aging Policies and Services: spring 2012

Social Theory: fall 2010

Methods of Social Research: summer 2010




News Editor, Sociology Lens (associated site for Sociology Compass) 2014-2015




Allen-Klar Graduate Research Paper Award, April 2013

Finalist Florida State University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2012





Grant Writing Seminar

16 week course: fall 2011

Program for Instructional Excellence

PIE Certificate: 2010

Preparing Future Faculty Workshops

Constructing Teaching Portfolios

Planning Class Activities

Managing Online Materials





Graduate Assistants United

Membership Chair 2011-2012


McGill Sociological Review

Qualitative Sociology

Sociology Compass

Professional Membership

American Sociological Association

Sociologists for Women in Society

Southern Sociological Society

Eastern Sociological Society




Deana Rohlinger, Associate Professor at Florida State University

John Reynolds, Associate Professor at Florida State University

Doug Schrock, Associate Professor at Florida State University