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Stephanie Crist

Sociology and Anthropology 

Ph.D., Syracuse University


Fields: inequality, hunger, food justice, food studies, nonprofit organizations, research methods, gender and sexuality

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Office Phone: 508-793-3597
Office: Beaven 206
PO Box: 50A


Stephanie Crist is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. In addition to teaching sociology courses, she also teaches courses in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Concentration at Holy Cross. Stephanie is looking forward to teaching in the Montserrat program during the 2017-2018 academic year. 

In 2011, Stephanie earned her Ph.D. in sociology from Syracuse University. While studying at Syracuse, she also received a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies and a Certificate in University Teaching. In her dissertation, titled “‘It’s the Resources’: Work, Governance, and the Institutionalization of an Emergency Food Network,” she used qualitative methods to examine the U.S. emergency food network. Though much of her research has focused on organizations such as food pantries and food banks, she is also more broadly engaged with the intersections of food and inequality. 


  • SOCL 101: The Sociological Perspective
  • GSWS 120: Intro to Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
  • SOCL 274: LGBTQ Studies
  • SOCL 299: Gender and the Politics of Food
  • SOCL 299: Sociology of Food
  • SOCL 399: Food, Poverty, and Justice