Angela Orend, MA
Prof. Orend graduated from the Department of Sociology at the University of Louisville with her MA in 2004. Her research focuses on issues of commodificaton with respect to the body and popular culture. Specifically, her research explores the sociological factors underlying the increasing popularity of corporate logo tattoos as a form of postmodern consumption. She has recently published this research with the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. Additionally, she has worked with Dr. Mark Austin and Dr. Patricia Gagne' examining the commodification of the biker in American culture.
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Jonetta Weber, PhD
Dr. Weber is the Director of Academic Services in the Department of Sociology and an adjunct faculty member in both Sociology and in Sport Administration. She completed her BA in humanities (classical culture), MA in linguistics, MEd in sport administration, and PhD in education administration (sport administration) at the University of Louisville. Her main areas of interest include sport (history of sport, sport and academics), animals and society, and the sociology of holidays. She has taught courses in sociology (Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Aging, Sociology of Death and Dying, Animals and Society, and Sociology of Food) and in sport administration (Sociology of Sport, Athletics in Higher Education, and Women and Sport). She has published several articles in the area of gender and sport, including two examining the lack of women represented on the covers of Sports Illustrated magazines, as well as another examining the lack of females featured in popular fishing magazines. Along with Dr. Jennifer Sinski, she and Dr. Carini recently had published an article in Anthrozoös which discusses "black dog syndrome" and have submitted another article examining "black cat syndrome." Currently, she and Dr. Carini have submitted a follow-up article on their Sports Illustrated paper and are working on a paper related to the development of college sports fandom in the age of online education, as well as another examining holidays in the U.S.
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