Kris Macomber

Assistant Professor, Sociology & Criminology
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204 Joyner Hall
(919) 760-8701

Areas of Expertise

Domestic and Sexual Violence
Violence Prevention and Intervention
Social Inequality
Social Change & Social Movements
The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Public Sociology

Other Interests Include:
Gender and Crime
Visual Sociology
Documentary Studies

Work Experience

Dr. Macomber earned her PhD from North Carolina State University with a dissertation that examined men’s growing involvement in domestic and sexual violence work. From 2011-2013, she worked at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence as the Research and Evaluation Specialist. Her work at NCCADV involved providing evaluation and research support for state and local violence prevention efforts. Kris is committed to being a publicly-engaged scholar, with work that spans both academic and public venues. Her research has been featured in Slate Magazine, Feminist Teacher, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Sociology of Katrina, and on PBS’s To the Contrary. She has also published her work in journals and books devoted to teaching and learning in higher education.

Dr. Macomber has over ten years of undergraduate teaching experience and has won several awards for her teaching. She believes that teaching college students is the best job in the world and she is thrilled to join the department of Sociology at Meredith College, where she will teach courses for the sociology and criminology programs. You can learn more about Kris at, find her on Twitter at @KrisMacomberSoc, and check out her Everyday Sociology Facebook page at:

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in Sociology, North Carolina State University
M.A. in Sociology, North Carolina State University
B.A. in Sociology, University of Rhode Island, with minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and Theatre


American Sociological Association’s SAGE Professional Teaching Development and Innovation Award
Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award, North Carolina State University
Thank a Teacher Award, North Carolina State University


Macomber, Kris. 2015. “Mobilizing Men to End Domestic Violence: Opportunities and Challenges.” See the Triumph.

Kris, Macomber, Trishana Jones, Joy Piontak, Judy Chaet, Monique Conway. 2014. “State-Level Environmental Scan: Assessing Services to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence in North Carolina.” Prepared for The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Macomber, Kris. 2014.  “There’s a Precious Few Men who Truly Get It,” in Chapter Five, “The Logic of Grounded Theory Coding Practices and Initial Coding,” and Chapter Six, “Focused Coding and Beyond” in Kathy Charmaz’s Constructing Grounded Theory: Practical Guidance Through Qualitative Analysis, 3rd Edition. Los Angeles: Sage.

Macomber, Kris. 2014. “Integrating Men as Allies in Anti-Violence Work: Accountability and Beyond.” XY: Men, Masculinities, Gender Politics.

Macomber, Kris and Sarah E. Rusche. 2011. “Using Early Racial Memories to Teach About Racial Inequality.” Feminist Teacher 20 (3).

Macomber, Kris, Christine Mallinson, and Elizabeth Seale. 2011. “Katrina that Bitch!” Hegemonic Representations of Women’s Sexuality on Hurricane Katrina Souvenir T-shirts.” Journal of Popular Culture 44 (3).

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