Research, Teaching, Service

Dustin Kidd - CV

Current Position

Associate Professor of Sociology, Temple University. 2004-Present (tenured in 2011).

Research (selected)

·     Social Media Freaks: Digital Identity in the Network Society, by Dustin Kidd. 2017: Westview Press.

·     Pop Culture Freaks: Identity, Mass Media, and Society, by Dustin Kidd. 2014: Westview Press.

·     Legislating Creativity: The Intersections of Art and Politics, by Dustin Kidd. 2010: Routledge.

·     “#GamerGate: Misogyny and the Media” by Dustin Kidd and Amanda Turner. In Defining Identity and the Changing Scope of Culture in the Digital Age. IGI Global.

·    "Social Media and Social Movements" by Dustin Kidd and Keith McIntosh. Sociology Compass

·     “Harry Potter and the Functions of Popular Culture” by Dustin Kidd. Journal of Popular Culture.

·     “’She’d Have Been Locked Up in St. Mungo’s for Good’: Magical Maladies and Medicine” by Dustin Kidd. In The Sociology of Harry Potter. 2011: Zossima.

·     Additional publications in Research in Political Sociology, Journal of Arts Management Law and Society, The Hedgehog Review, Contemporary Sociology, Sociology Compass, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology, Contexts, Afterimage, Men & Masculinities, and Teaching Sociology.

Service (current and recent)

·     Engaging Sociology Committee, American Sociological Association, Spring 2015-Present.

·     Social Media Organizer, American Sociological Association, 2015, 2016.

·     Assessment Director, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, Fall 2015-Present.

·     Graduate Board, Temple University, 2016-Present.

·     Dean's Search Advisory Committee, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, 2015-2016.

·     Executive Committee, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, Spring 2015.

·     Chair of Graduate Committee, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, 2014-2016.

·     Chair of Committee to Assess Doctoral Programs, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, Spring 2015.

·     Communications Committee, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, 2015-2016.

·     Advisory Board, Center for the Humanities at Temple. Temple University, 2013-2016.

·     Steering Committee, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, Temple University, 2015-Present.

·     Director of Graduate Studies and chair of graduate committee, Sociology, Temple University, 2012-Present.

·     Executive Committee, Sociology, Temple University, 2012-Present.

·     Communications Committee, Sociology, Temple University, Fall 2015-Present.


·     PhD, Sociology, University of Virginia, 2004

·     MA, English (certificate in American Studies), University of Virginia, 1999

·     BA, Religious Studies and English, James Madison University, 1996


·     The Sociology of Popular Culture

·     Development of Sociological Thought

·     Sociology Internship Seminar

·     Contemporary Social Theory (graduate)

·     Classical Social Theory (graduate)

·     Sociology of Culture (graduate)