Assistant Professor of Sociology, Director of the Academic Certificate in Diversity and Stratification, Director of the Africana Studies Program.
Phinney Hall 107
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 1110
Moscow, Idaho 11111-1110
Kristin Haltinner's research is on social inequality, pedagogy, social movements (i.e. militias, the Tea Party), and the sociology of emotions.
- Ph.D., Sociology, University of Minnesota
- M.A., Sociology, American University
- B.A., Africana Studies and Psychology, Luther College
A Midwesterner, Kristin Haltinner came to UI after completing her doctorate in sociology at the University of Minnesota. Prior to that she earned her master's in sociology and bachelor's in Africana studies and psychology.
Haltinner's research focuses on social inequality, critical pedagogy and right-wing social activism. She has done projects on the tea party, nativism and militia organizing. Most recently she has become interested in the sociology of emotions and has launched two projects on this topic: the first related to fear and climate skepticism and the second regarding trauma and child birth.
- Right-wing Social Movements
- Racial Formation
- Social Inequality
- Critical Pedagogy
- Sociology of Emotions
- Haltinner, Kristin. 2016. “Minutewomen, Victims, and Parasites: The Discursive and Performative Construction of Women by the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps." Sociological Inquiry. doi: 10.111/soin.12129
- Haltinner, Kristin. 2016. “Individual Responsibility, Culture, or State Organized Enslavement? How TEA Party Activists Frame Racial Inequality.” Sociological Perspectives. doi: 10.1177/0731121415593275
- Hogan, Jackie and Kristin Haltinner. 2015. “Floods, Invaders, and Parasites: Immigration Threat Narratives and Right-Wing Populism in the US, UK, and Australia.” Journal of Intercultural Studies. doi: 10.1080/07256868.2015.1072907
- Haltinner, Kristin (editor). 2014. Teaching Race in Contemporary America. New York: Springer.
- Haltinner, Kristin and Sarathchandra, Dilshani. 2018. “The Effect of Emotions on Climate Change Skepticism” Sociology Compass. doi: 10.1111/soc4.12586.
- Haltinner, Kristin and Leontina Hormel (editors). 2018. Teaching Economic Inequality and Capitalism in Contemporary America. New York: Springer.
- Haltinner, Kristin and Ryanne Pilgeram (editors). 2016. Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America. New York: Springer.
Haltinner is currently conducing research related to the sociology of emotions. She has two ongoing projects, one focused on fear and climate skepticism and a second on trauma and child birth.
- Hoffman Award for Teaching Excellence, 2017, University of Idaho
- Vandal Ally Award, 2018, University of Idaho LGBTQA Office