Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of the Academic Certificate in Diversity and Stratification
Phinney Hall 107
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 1110
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1110
Kristin Haltinner's research is on social inequality, pedagogy, and conservative social movements (i.e. militias, the Tea Party).
- 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 UI after completing her doctorate in sociology at the University of Minnesota. Prior to that she earned her master's in sociology and bachelor's in Africana studies and psychology.
Haltinner's research focuses on social inequality, critical pedagogy and right-wing social activism. She has done projects on the tea party, nativism and militia organizing. Most recently she has launched a project seeking to understand the nuance and nature of climate change skepticism.
- Right-wing Social Movements
- Racial Formation
- Social Inequality
- Critical Pedagogy
- 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 is currently conducting research (with sociology students) on right-wing activism, focusing on libertarian ideology and climate change skepticism. She is also in the process of editing a book, with Leontina Hormel, on teaching about capitalism and economic inequality.
- Hoffman Award for Teaching Excellence, 2017, University of Idaho
- Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2011, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota
- Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award, 2009, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota