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
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. 2016. “Minutewomen, Victims, and Parasites: The Discursive and Performative Construction of Women by the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps." Sociological Inquiry. doi: 10.111/soin.12129
- Haltinner, Kristin. 2016. “Individual Responsibility, Culture, or State Organized Enslavement? How TEA Party Activists Frame Racial Inequality.” Sociological Perspectives. doi: 10.1177/0731121415593275
- Hogan, Jackie and Kristin Haltinner. 2015. “Floods, Invaders, and Parasites: Immigration Threat Narratives and Right-Wing Populism in the US, UK, and Australia.” Journal of Intercultural Studies. doi: 10.1080/07256868.2015.1072907
- Haltinner, Kristin (editor). 2014. Teaching Race in Contemporary America. New York: Springer.
- Haltinner, Kristin and Sarathchandra, Dilshani. 2018. “The Effect of Emotions on Climate Change Skepticism” Sociology Compass. doi: 10.1111/soc4.12586.
- Haltinner, Kristin and Leontina Hormel (editors). 2018. Teaching Economic Inequality and Capitalism in Contemporary America. New York: Springer.
- Haltinner, Kristin and Ryanne Pilgeram (editors). 2016. Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America. New York: Springer.
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