Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of the Academic Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion
Phinney Hall 107
Department of Culture, Society & Justice
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 1110
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1110
Kristin Haltinner's research is on social inequality, pedagogy, and political sociology. Her current projects are on climate change skepticism and traumatic birth experiences.
- Ph.D., Sociology, University of Minnesota
- M.A., Sociology, American University
- B.A., Africana Studies and Psychology, Luther College
- SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
- SOC 201: Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion
- SOC 345: Extremism in American Society
- SOC 343: Power, Politics and Society
- SOC 416: Qualitative Research Methods
- SOC 424: Sociology of Gender
- SOC 427: Racial and Ethnic Relations
- SOC 450: Dynamics of Social Protest
- SOC 460: Sociology in Action
- SOC 466: Climate Change and Society
A Midwesterner, Kristin Haltinner came to U of I after completing her doctorate in sociology at the University of Minnesota. Prior to that she earned her master's degree in sociology and bachelor’s degrees in Africana studies and psychology.
Haltinner's research focuses on social inequality, critical pedagogy and political sociology. She has done projects on the tea party, nativism and militia organizing. Her current projects are on climate change skepticism and traumatic birth experiences.
- Right-wing Social Movements
- Racial Formation
- Social Inequality
- Critical Pedagogy
- Political Sociology
- Haltinner, Kristin. 2021. No Perfect Birth: Trauma and Obstetric Care in the Rural United States. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield.
- Sarathchandra, Dilshani; Haltinner, Kristin; and Grindal, Matthew. 2021. “Climate Skeptic’s (Dis)trust in Science.” Environmental Sociology. DOI: 10.1080/23251042.2021.1970436.
- Haltinner, Kristin; Sarathchandra, Dilshani, and Ptak, Thomas. 2021. “How Believing That Climate Change is a Conspiracy Affects Skeptics’ Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors.” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development. 63(3): 25-33.
- Haltinner, Kristin, Ladino, Jennifer K, and Sarathchandra, Dilshani (equal authorship). 2021. “Feeling Skeptical: Emotions and Support for Environmental Policy Among Climate Change Skeptics” Emotion, Space, and Society. 39. DOI: 10.1016/j.emospa.2021.100790.
- Haltinner, Kristin and Sarathchandra, Dilshani. 2021. “Predictors of Pro-environmental Beliefs, Behaviors, and Policy Support Among Climate Change Skeptics” Social Currents. DOI: 10.1177/23294965211001403
- Haltinner, Kristin and Sarathchandra, Dilshani. 2021. “Considering Attitudinal Uncertainty in the Climate Change Skepticism Continuum.” Global Environmental Change. 68. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102243.
- Haltinner, Kristin and Sarathchandra, Dilshani. 2021. “The Nature and Nuance of Climate Change Skepticism in the United States.” Rural Sociology. DOI: 10.1111/ruso.12371
Haltinner has two ongoing projects, one focused on climate change skepticism and a second on trauma and childbirth.
- Hoffman Award for Teaching Excellence, 2017, University of Idaho
- Vandal Ally Award, 2018, University of Idaho LGBTQA Office