Jackie Austin

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  • Liberal Arts: Sociology
  • Minnesota Population Center

Jackie entered the PhD program in Sociology during the Fall of 2018. She holds a Master's in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she studied the influence of grandparents on children of depressed mothers using the Fragile Families and Child Well-being study. Before entering the program, Jackie taught a variety of Sociology courses at the community college and 4-year level. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and fur-baby.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Sociology , University of Wisconsin , Milwaukee, Wisconsin , 2011.
  • B.A. : Psychology, Sociology (minor), Hamline University , St. Paul, MN, 2007.
  • General Education Requirements : Rochester Community Technical College , Rochester, MN.


  • Disability & Higher Education
  • Inequality (Race, Class, Gender and Ability)
  • Social Justice
  • Intersectionality
Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Family and Society
  • Social Inequalities: Race, Class and Gender
  • Sociology of (Dis)abilities