Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of St. Scholastica
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Audrey Devine Eller received her B.A. in sociology and philosophy from Seattle University, and her Ph.D. in sociology with a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University (2012). She joined the faculty at The College of St. Scholastica in 2016, after teaching as Visiting faculty at Grinnell College. She specializes in the study of culture, education, inequality, and qualitative methods, with additional research interests in gender and symbolic interaction. Devine Eller is currently writing a book exploring the ways in which regular students figure out what to do after high school; this work engages questions of educational inequality and the micro-interactions that produce and reproduce it. Devine Eller teaches courses in sociology of education, social psychology, introductory sociology, and statistics. She recently served on the board of the Sociology of Education Association (2017-2019) and was elected to the board of the Sociologists of Minnesota (2019-2021). She does public sociology as an elected member of the Duluth NAACP Executive Committee, and chairs the Duluth NAACP Education Equity Committee. Her other interests include swimming, camping, kayaking, and - now that she lives in the frigid north - snowboard and trailrunning.