Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Victoria Gonzalez

Victoria Gonzalez

Education:

Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.A., Boston College
B.A., Vassar College

Contact Information:

Campus Post Office Box 2
gonzalez@lycoming.edu

Sociology: Visiting Assistant Professor

Victoria Gonzalez has an M.A. in sociology from Boston College and a Ph.D. in sociology from Rutgers University. Her research focuses on marginalized populations and online social movements. She has also worked as Managing Editor of the academic journal Sociological Forum. In her teaching, she is committed to developing effective instructional tools and strategies that cultivate the creative and critical thinking of her students. Lastly, she is the proud parent of a mischievous rabbit named Neville Longbottom.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Cultural Sociology, Underrepresented Populations, Digital Communities, Digital Activism, Social Movements, LGBT representation, Media and Technology, Social Media, Qualitative Research

PUBLICATIONS:
Contentious Storytelling Online: Articulating Activism through Negotiation of Metanarratives, (2020) Sociological Perspectives 63:4.
Swan Queen, Shipping and Boundary Regulation in Fandom, (2016) Transformative Works and Cultures, 22.