Associate Professor

Degrees: Ph.D, University of Maryland

Expertise: Sociological theory, Environmental sociology, and Sociology of consumption

Dr. Wiedenhoft joined the department in fall 2003 after completing her doctorate at the University of Maryland. Her specialty areas are sociological theory, environmental sociology, and the sociology of consumption. She is currently the coordinator of the Environmental Studies Concentration and faculty advisor of the student environmental group, Generation Green. She is also involved in a summer program on peace building and conflict transformation in Northern Ireland. This summer, Dr. Wiedenhoft will be presenting a paper entitled “The Poor Consumer: Flawed, Exploited, or Empowered?” at the NCSA/MSS annual meeting in Chicago in April 2016, and her book, Consumer Culture and Society (Sage), is in production and will be published in August 2016.