Pam Hunt Kirk, PhD

Dr. Hunt Kirk serves at the rank of Professor of Sociology, and she is also the Sociology Program Coordinator. She joined UWG in 2008, and typically teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in the following areas: emotion, sociological social psychology, deviant behavior, mental health, and statistics.

Dr. Hunt Kirk has published research findings in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Social Psychology Quarterly, Deviant Behavior, and Journal of GLBT Family Studies. Her research is generally focused on how members of subgroups give distinct meaning to the elements of their social environment (e.g., role identities, behaviors, and interaction settings). Dr. Hunt Kirk has conducted research in the jamband music scene as well as in the area of same-sex parenting. She has published two books: Where the Music Takes You: The Social Psychology of Music Subcultures (2014) and the upcoming volume of essays titled Shameless Sociology: Critical Perspectives on a Popular Television series, which she co-edited with her colleague Dr. Jennifer Beggs Weber, being released late 2020.

  • A. B., Marketing and Sales, Edison Community College, 1994
  • B.S., Marketing & Business Administration, University of Dayton, 1998
  • M.A., Sociology, Ohio University, 2002
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Kent State University, 2008

Fall 2020 Sections

  • SOCI-4613 (Qualitative Research) Section: 01
  • SOCI-6803 (Seminar in Social Psychology) Section: 01

Summer 2020 Sections

  • SOCI-4700 (Sociology of Emotions) Section: E01
  • SOCI-4999 (Pop Music and Society) Section: E01

Spring 2020 Sections

  • SOCI-3733 (Social Psyc:The Soci Tradition) Section: 01 View Syllabus
  • SOCI-4441 (Sociology of Mental Health) Section: 01 View Syllabus
  • SOCI-4700 (Sociology of Emotions) Section: E01

Fall 2019 Sections

  • XIDS-2300 (Interdiscp Studies in COSS) Section: 01
  • SOCI-3733 (Social Psyc:The Soci Tradition) Section: 01
  • SOCI-4543 (Deviant and Alternative Behav) Section: E01

Summer 2019 Sections

  • SOCI-4441 (Sociology of Mental Health) Section: E01
  • SOCI-4700 (Sociology of Emotions) Section: E01

Spring 2019 Sections

  • SOCI-4543 (Deviant and Alternative Behav) Section: E01
  • SOCI-4700 (Sociology of Emotions) Section: 01
  • SOCI-6623 (Inequality in Society) Section: 01

Fall 2018 Sections

  • XIDS-2300 (Interdiscip Studies in Soc Stu) Section: 02
  • SOCI-3733 (Social Psyc:The Soci Tradition) Section: 01
  • SOCI-4543 (Deviant and Alternative Behav) Section: E01

Summer 2018 Sections

  • XIDS-2300 (Interdiscip Studies in SociSci) Section: E01
  • SOCI-4441 (Sociology of Mental Health) Section: E01

Spring 2018 Sections

  • SOCI-4543 (Deviant and Alternative Behav) Section: E01
  • SOCI-4700 (Sociology of Emotions) Section: 01
  • SOCI-6999 (Thesis Writing) Section: 04

Fall 2017 Sections

  • XIDS-2300 (Interdiscip Studies in Soc Stu) Section: 01
  • SOCI-4700 (Sociology of Emotions) Section: E01
  • SOCI-5700 (Sociology of Emotions) Section: E01
  • SOCI-6999 (Thesis) Section: 03

Summer 2017 Sections

  • SOCI-4543 (Deviant and Alternative Behav) Section: E01
  • SOCI-4999 (POP MUSIC AND SOCIETY) Section: E01

Spring 2017 Sections

Fall 2016 Sections

Summer 2016 Sections

  • SOCI-4700 (Sociology of Emotions) Section: E01
  • SOCI-4984 (Capstone: Senior Seminar) Section: E01

Spring 2016 Sections

  • SOCI-4003 (Applied Stats for Sociology) Section: 01
  • SOCI-4543 (Deviant and Alternative Behav) Section: E01
  • SOCI-5003 (Applied Stats for Sociology) Section: 01
  • SOCI-6803 (Seminar in Social Psychology) Section: 01

Summer 2015 Sections

  • SOCI-4700 (Sociology of Emotions) Section: E01
  • SOCI-4984 (Capstone: Senior Seminar) Section: E1W

Spring 2015 Sections

  • SOCI-3733 (Social Psyc:The Soci Tradition) Section: 01
  • SOCI-4543 (Deviant and Alternative Behav) Section: E01
  • SOCI-6999 (Thesis) Section: 04

Hunt, Pamela M. 2018. “The Sociology of Music,” in Cambridge Handbook of Sociology. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Hunt, Pamela. M. 2017. The Influence of Parental Identification on Attitudes in Same-Sex Families.” Journal of GLBT Family Studies 13(3):257-276. (published online in 2016) [View Publication]

Hunt, Pamela. 2014. Where the Music Takes You: The Social Psychology of Music Subcultures, 1st edition. San Diego: CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Hunt, Pamela M. 2013. “Not Fade Away: Ritual Solidarity and Persistence in an Ephemeral Community.” Pp. 158-165 in Music Sociology: Examining the Role of Music in Social Life, edited by Sara Towe Horsfall, Jan-Martijn Meij, and Meghan Probtsfield. Boul

Hunt, Pamela M. 2008. “From Festies to Tourrats: Examining the Relationship Between Jamband Subculture Involvement and Role Meanings.” Social Psychology Quarterly 71(4):356-78. [View Publication]

Hunt, Pamela M. 2010. “Are You Kynd? Conformity and Deviance Within the Jamband Subculture.” Deviant Behavior 31(6):521-551. [View Publication]

Hunt, Pamela M. 2012. “Examining the Affective Meanings of Interaction Settings in the Jamband Music Subculture.” Journal of Professional and Public Sociology 4(1): Article 5. [View Publication]

Hunt, Pamela M. 2014. “Gays as Parents,” in Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, John Copes & Craig J. Forsyth (eds.)

Hunt, Pamela M. 2014. “Cults,” in Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, John Copes & Craig J. Forsyth (eds.)

Hunt, Pamela M. 2014. “Positive Deviance,” in Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, John Copes & Craig J. Forsyth (eds.)

Hunt, Pamela M. 2014. “Same-Sex Marriages,” in Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, John Copes & Craig J. Forsyth (eds.)