Meet Ruth A. Chananie
Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology
Phone: (813) 257-4030
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
1999 Middle Tennessee State University, B.S.
2002 Middle Tennessee State University, M.A.
2007 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ph.D.
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of Gender
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Sociology of Sexualities
Families in Global Perspective
Sociology of Deviance
Ruth Chananie's main interest areas are gender, sexuality, inequalities, social movements and feminist theories.
Chananie's research activity centers on the sociology of gender and sport, and social movements. Her dissertation research compared legal briefs and opinions for and against interracial marriage with those for and against same-sex marriage, which she analyzed qualitatively using social movement framing theory. More recently, she published on the gendered experiences, embodiment and popular culture portrayals of female bodybuilders and women in flat-track roller derby.
Her community involvement focuses on LGBTQI+ social justice and advocacy, conference planning, anti-violence efforts and organizing for racial justice. Also, she serves in various positions and remains involved in the Mid-South Sociological Association.
2021 Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Member, University of Tampa
2013 University Book and Supply Untenured Faculty Teaching Award, University of Northern Iowa
2007 Distinguished Dissertation Award, Department of Sociology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale