Leslie Irvine

Leslie Irvine is Associate Professor of Sociology. Primarily a social psychologist, her research areas include the self, the emotions, gender, and human-animal interaction. Her work has appeared in Qualitative Sociology, The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, The Sociological Quarterly, Society & Animals, Social Problems, Gender & Society, and Symbolic Interaction, as well as in edited volumes. Her books include Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group, If You Tame Me: Understanding Our Connections with Animals, Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters, and My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and Their Animals, and the edited reader, The Self in Society. Professor Irvine’s methodological specialties are ethnographic fieldwork, interviewing, and narrative analysis.  She received her Ph.D. from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1997, and she teaches Social Psychology and Theory at the graduate level.

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