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Jeffrey L. Kidder
Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of California, San Diego

Scholarly Interests: My research and teaching pursuits are at the intersection of cultural sociology and urban sociology. I am particularly interested in how individuals find and maintain meaning in their everyday lives.  My recent research includes a three-year ethnography of bike messengers, an analysis of emotional performances by politicians, interviews with small business owners about tax policies, and a qualitative study of parkour.

Recent Courses Taught: Qualitative Research Methods, Sociological Inquiry, Urban Community

E-mail: jkidder@niu.edu
Office: Zulauf 816

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