Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Tara Leigh Tober


Ph.D., University of Virginia

Contact Info:

Office: 205C Hartwell Hall
Office Phone: 585-395-5655
ttober AT

Areas of Specialization:

Cultural Sociology
Sociology of Memory

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Sociology
Development & Globalization
Work & Organizations
Sociological Theory

Research Interests:

Broadly speaking, I am interested in collective memory, a subfield of cultural and historical sociology. My research investigates how and why the past gets remembered in the ways that it does. My current focus is on Irish national memory and how they have navigated the more difficult and challenging aspects of their past. My future work involves examining institutional memory and the social conditions that affect how institutions navigate difficult, reputation-damaging events.

Selected Publications:

Bridges, Tristan and Tara Leigh Tober. Forthcoming. “Mass Shootings and Masculinity,” in Focus on Social Problems: A Contemporary Reader, edited by Mindy Stombler and Amanda Jungels. New York: Oxford University Press.

Grants & Awards:

2013  External Grant Fellowship, University of Virginia

2013  Bierstedt Award for best Graduate Student Paper, Sociology, University of Virginia

2011-13  National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant

2010  Sociology Department Dissertation Fellowship


Last Updated 11/9/18

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