Ashley Thompson, PhD
- 2008 - present: Assistant Professor, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.
- Spring 2008: Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Fall 2007: Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Spring 2005 - Fall 2007: Managing Editor for Reviews, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Peggy Thoits, Editor
- Spring 2005: Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Summer 2004: Lecturer, Vanderbilt University
- Fall 1999 - Spring 2004: Teaching Assistant, Vanderbilt University
- PhD, Sociology, Vanderbilt University, August 2007
- MA, Sociology, Vanderbilt University, December 2001
- BA, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Asheville, August 1996
- Introduction to Sociology
- Class Status Power
- Minority Groups
- Race and Ethnicity
- Race and Ethnic Relations
- Sociological Aspects of Aging
- Social Stratification
- Sociology of Gender
- Sociological Perspectives
- The Sociology of the South
- Griffin, Larry J. and Ashley B. Thompson. "Social Class and Southern Identity." New Encyclopedia of
Southern Culture, Vol. 21, Social Class. University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming.
- Jensen, Gary F. and Ashley B. Thompson. 2008. "Out of the Broom Closet: The Social Ecology of
American Wicca" Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47(4):753-766.
- Griffin, Larry J., Ranae J. Evenson, and Ashley B. Thompson. 2005. "Southerners All?" Southern
- Griffin, Larry J. and Ashley B. Thompson. 2004. "The Disappearing Southerner." Vanderbilt Magazine
- Griffin, Larry J. and Ashley B. Thompson. 2003. "Enough About the Disappearing South, What About
the Disappearing Southerner?" Southern Cultures 9(3):51-65.
- Griffin, Larry J. and Ashley B. Thompson. 2002. "Collective Memory, Identity, and Representation in
Appalachia and the South." Appalachian Journal 29(3): 296-327.
- Griffin, Larry J. and Ashley B. Thompson. 2002. "Letter to the Editor: Larry J. Griffin and Ashley B.
Thompson Respond." Appalachian Journal 30(1):6-9.
Honors and Awards
- 2010: Lynchburg College, nominated for the Faculty Member of the Year Award by the
Fraternity/Sorority Life Community
2010: Lynchburg College Faculty Development Grant, $500
2004: Vanderbilt University, Dissertation Enhancement Grant, $2000
1999-2004: Vanderbilt University, Department of Sociology TA Fellowships
1996: The University of North Carolina at Asheville, Graduated Summa Cum Laude
with Departmental Distinction
1996: The University of North Carolina at Asheville, Awarded the Senior Scholar
Award, Department of Sociology
1995-1996: Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociological Honors Society)
I am interested in the study of the American South, particularly race relations in the South and southern identity. Other areas of interest include poverty, homelessness, and gender inequality. In my free time, I enjoy riding horses, hiking, and spending time with my husband and dogs and cat.