Erin Baker

Erin Baker

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant


2262 Faculty Administration Building

Curriculum Vitae

Erin Baker

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  •  Education

  •  Gender

  •  Family

  •  Homeschooling

  •  Motherhood


Under Review: 

  • David M. Merolla and Erin E. Baker “Identity Theory, Racially Consonant Campuses, and Self-Esteem.” Paper in preparation for Identities in Everyday Life, Edited By Richard T. Serpe and Jan Stets. Oxford University Press.
  • Erin E. Baker “Homeschooling, Intensive Mothering, and Maternal Mental Health.” Paper connects literature on homeschooling, intensive mothering, and maternal mental health.

In Progress: 

  • Erin E. Baker and David M. Merolla. “Unrealized Potential: Are Teachers Less Likely to Encourage Low SES Students to Apply for College?” Paper looks are teacher perceptions of low socioeconomic status students and how it affects their likeliness to encourage those students to pursue higher education.
  • Erin E. Baker. “Homeschooling and Intensive Mothering Ideology.” Paper examines the link between intensive mothering ideology and homeschooling by analyzing homeschooler blogs, paying particular attention to the differences between secular and religious homeschooling.


Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science - Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice, Central Michigan University
  • Master of Arts - Schools, Society, and Violence, Eastern Michigan University

Currently Teaching

  •  Understanding Human Society (SOC 1010)