Dr. Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

Professor of Sociology

PhD 2011- Western Michigan University, Sociology;
MS 2007- Virginia Tech, Sociology and Women's Studies;
BA 2002- Grand Valley State University, Liberal Studies with a Women and Gender Studies Minor;

I am a sociologist and pop culture academic. In my classes we talk about everything from music's impact on society (I love Beyonce and Hamilton!) to movements like The Women's March, to the rise in mass shootings.

Sociology is the study of society, we focus on why people do what they do. We discuss topics like race, gender, social class, sexuality, crime and deviance, family life, dating, marriage, divorce, sex, religion, and education, just to name a few.

I've published several books in the area of culture and society and have also written about research methods for academic journals and books. See my website for more info.

For info on the classes I have previously taught, please check out the syllabi link on the left.

To learn more about me please check out my website at www.adriennetrier-bieniek.com.