KRIS MACOMBER, PhD
Current Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Meredith College
2014-2015 Adjunct Faculty, Meredith College
2004-2011 Graduate Instructor, North Carolina State University
2011-2013 Research & Evaluation Specialist, North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
2012 Ph.D. Sociology, North Carolina State University
Dissertation: Men as Allies: Mobilizing Men to End Violence Against Women
2004 M.S. Sociology, North Carolina State University
2002 B.A. Sociology, Minor in Women’s Studies, University of Rhode Island
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Gender-Based Violence, Inequality, Public Sociology, Community-Based Research, Social Movements, Male Allies in Gender-Based Activism, The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Introduction to Sociology, Current Social Problems, Sociology of Gender, Social Deviance, Women and Prison, Social Psychology
Macomber, Kris. Forthcoming 2015. “I’m Sure as Hell Not Putting Any Man on a Pedestal”: Male Privilege and Accountability in Domestic and Sexual Violence Work.” The Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Macomber, Kris and Sarah E. Rusche. 2011. “Using Early Racial Memories to Teach About Racial Inequality.” Feminist Teacher 20 (3).
Macomber, Kris, Christine Mallinson, and Elizabeth Seale. 2011. “Katrina that Bitch!” Hegemonic Representations of Women’s Sexuality on Hurricane Katrina Souvenir T-shirts.” Journal of Popular Culture 44 (3).
Rusche, Sarah E., and Kris Macomber. 2008. “All of a Sudden…: Exploring Sociology in Everyday Life” 247-254. In Sociology through Active Learning. Second Edition, edited by Kathleen McKinney and Barbara Heyl. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Macomber, Kris, Sarah E. Rusche, and Delmar Wright. 2007. “After the Levees Broke: College Students Reactions to the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.” Pp. 123-140 in The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe, edited by David Brunsma, David Overfelt, and Steve Picou. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield.
APPLIED RESEARCH REPORTS/POLICY PAPERS
Kris, Macomber, Trishana Jones, Joy Piontak, Judy Chaet, Monique Conway. 2014. “State-Level Environmental Scan: Assessing Services to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence in North Carolina.” Prepared for The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. http://www.nccadv.org/pdf/2014/NCCADVCASEEnvironmentalScan2013-2ndcopy.pdf
Macomber, Kris. 2013. “Assessing Services for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence in North Carolina: Summative Report #1 with Domestic Violence Service Providers.” Prepared for North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Macomber, Kris. 2013. “Assessing Services for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence in North Carolina: Summative Report #2 with Survivors of Domestic Violence.” Prepared for North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Macomber, Kris, and Trishana Jones. 2013. “Paving the Road: Working to Enhance Services to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence in North Carolina.” Prepared for North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Blogs and Other Publications
Macomber, Kris. 2014. “Integrating Men as Allies in Anti-Violence Work: Accountability and Beyond.” XY: Men, Masculinities, Gender Politics. http://www.xyonline.net/sites/default/files/Macomber%20Kris%20Accountability%20paper%20Sept%2025%20docx%20pdf.pdf
Atherton-Zeman, Ben and Kris Macomber. 2014. “Engaging Men Work: Is it For Men Only?” XY: Men, Masculinities, Gender Politics. http://www.xyonline.net/content/%E2%80%9Cengaging-men%E2%80%9D-work-it-men-only
Macomber, Kris and Chad Sniffen. 2011. “Male Privilege in the Anti-Violence Movement. The Voice: The Journal of The Battered Women’s Movement. Fall Issue.
Rusche, Sarah E., Kris Macomber, and Maxine Atkinson. 2009. Co-Guest Editors for Special Issue of Teaching Sociology, “The Sociology of the College Classroom.” Teaching Sociology 37 (3).
Macomber, Kris. 2014. “There’s a Precious Few Men who Truly Get It,” in Chapter Five, “The Logic of Grounded Theory Coding Practices and Initial Coding,” and Chapter Six, “Focused Coding and Beyond” in Kathy Charmaz’s Constructing Grounded Theory: Practical Guidance Through Qualitative Analysis, 3rd Edition. Los Angeles: Sage.
MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW
Macomber, Kris. 2015. “‘I’m Not Putting Any Man on a Pedestal’: Confronting Male Privilege in the Movement to End Violence Against Women.”
MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS
Macomber, Kris. “Confronting Power and Privilege in an Ally Movement.”
Rusche, Sarah, and Kris Macomber. “‘I Don’t Identity as a Feminist, But I Probably Am One: Women of Color and White Women Activists Construct the Feminist Identity.”
MEDIA INTERVIEWS: Print, Radio & Television
Quoted in Slate magazine article, “Male Allies are Important, Except When They’re the Worst.” By Amanda Hess. October 15, 2014. http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/10/15/male_allies_confusing_for_feminism.html
Quoted in Christian Science Monitor for article, “’Why I Stayed’: Ray Rice Video Rekindles US Debate on Abusive Relationships.” By Gloria Goodale. September 11, 2014. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2014/0911/Why-I-Stayed-Ray-Rice-video-rekindles-US-debate-on-abusive-relationships-video
Podcast Interview with Feminist Current. By Meghan Murphy. Forthcoming in October, 2014.
Interview Guest on PBS’s To the Contrary. Hosted by Bonnie Erbe. Forthcoming in November, 2014.
SELECTED RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Rusche, Sarah and Kris Macomber. 2014. “‘I Don’t Identity as a Feminist, But I Probably Am One: Women of Color and White Women Activists Construct the Feminist Identity.” Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
Macomber, Kris and Trishana Jones. 2014. “Conducting Multi-System Research: Lessons Learned from the Child Advocacy Services Enhancement Project.” The Second Annual Innovations for Domestic and Sexual Violence Research and Practice Conference: Collaborative Approaches to Prevention and Intervention. University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Macomber, Kris and Trishana Jones. 2013. “Environmental Scan Preliminary Results: Expanding the Pathway to Services for Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence in North Carolina.” North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Summer Grant Meeting. Raleigh, NC.
Macomber, Kris. 2012. “Riding the Glass Escalator: The Reproduction of Male Privilege in Violence Prevention Work.” The NC Prevention of Sexual Assault Summit, Durham NC.
Macomber, Kris. 2011. “There’s a Precious Few Men Who Truly Get It: Women Advocates Construct the Male Ally Identity.” The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Las Vegas, NV.
Kris Macomber, and Elizabeth Seale. 2007. “Katrina that Bitch!”: Hegemonic Representations of Women’s Sexuality on Hurricane Katrina Souvenir T-Shirts. The Southern sociological Society. Atlanta, GA.
Kris Macomber, and Sarah Rusche. 2006. “After the Levees Broke: College Students’ Reactions to the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Southern Sociological Society. New Orleans, LA.
INVITED TALKS & PANELS
Macomber, Kris. 2013. “Ethics and Safety Issues Related to Domestic and Sexual Violence Research.” The Innovations for Domestic and Sexual Violence Research and Practice Conference: Collaborative Approaches to Prevention and Intervention. University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Greensboro, NC.
Macomber, Kris. 2012. “Men in the Anti-Rape Movement.” Boston University, Department of Public Health. Dr. Emily Rothman’s “Sexual Violence” Course. Via Skype.
Macomber, Kris. 2011. “Grounded Theory in Social Research.” NC State University, Department of Education. Dr. Nancy Fire.
GRANTS, HONORS, & AWARDS
2014 ASA’s Sage Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award
2011 North Carolina State University’s “Thank a Teacher” Award
2010 Teaching Fellowship, NC State, Distance Education Program
2008-2010 Teaching Fellowship, NC State, First Year Inquiry Teaching Program
2006 University Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award
DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION
Portfolio Upon Request