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Kelsey N. Mattingly

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Graduate Student

Kelsey is a doctoral student whose research focuses on gender and emotion in family and peer networks. Her master's thesis focused on the intergenerational transmission of gender ideology from grandparents to grandchildren within the framework of intergenerational solidarity. Her other projects include exploring cohort effects of family-related network disruption on multiplex ties of social support. She has been a research assistant for an interdisciplinary project funded by the UGA Presidential Seed Grant exploring the effects of virtual reality intervention on distance experiences in military families. She has taught upper-level coursework integrating life course concepts with various sociological themes such as inequality, health, place and agency in SOCI 3020: Lives in Time and Place, and has guest lectured on topics such as extended family ties and experimental methods through her experience in the Laboratory for the Study of Social Interaction (LaSSI). She is passionate about teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, particularly in assisting with developing graduate school materials or preparing for the job market and she serves on the Graduate Student Board for the UGA Experiential Development Program (xPD) geared towards graduate career programming. 

  • M.A. in Sociology, University of Oklahoma (2016)
  • M.A. in History of Art, University of East Anglia (US-UK Fulbright Partnership) (2014)
  • B.A. in Sociology, Art History, Western Kentucky University Honors College (2013)
  • 2015 Robberson Research & Creative Endeavors Grant, University of Oklahoma
  • 2015 Graduate College Alumni Foundation Fellowship, University of Oklahoma
  • 2013 US-UK Fulbright Postgraduate University of East Anglia Partnership Award
Of Note:
  • Graduate School Research Assistantship, University of Georgia (2017-2018, 2020-2021)
  • Graduate Student Research Fellow, Center for Social Justice, University of Oklahoma (2015-2016)
  • Outstanding Master's Student, Department of Sociology, University of Oklahoma (2015)
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