Allison James

Allison James

PhD Candidate




Curriculum vitae

Allison James

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

 Gender Inequality, families, LGBTQ studies, qualitative methodology


  • Doctor of Philosophy- Sociology (Social Inequality), Wayne State University: Expected in 2022
  • Master of Arts- Sociology, Eastern Michigan University: 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts- Sociology and Women and Gender Studies, University of Michigan-Flint: 2012

Awards and grants

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, Wayne State University, April 2019.
  • Mary Cay Sengstock Diversity Scholarship, Department of Sociology, Wayne State University, April 2018.
  • Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Wayne State University, 2015-2016.

Selected publications

Dillaway, Heather, James, Allison Jendry, & Horn, Amanda J. 2022. The invisibilities of disability: Compiling conversations. Sociation 21. Accepted and in press.

James, Allison Jendry. 2017. “‘My Wife’s Pregnant, Were Gonna Have a Baby!’” “‘Oh, Tell Her Congratulations!’” Same-Sex Couples Desire for Support in Parenting”. Michigan Family Review 21: 3-26.

Courses taught

 Albion College, Albion, MI 

Sociology of the Family (in-person): Spring 2022

Sociology of Sex and Gender (in-person): Spring 2022

An Introduction to Sociology (in-person): Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022

Social Mobility and Inequality (in-person): Fall 2021, Fall 2022

American Families in Sitcoms (in-person): Fall 2021, Fall 2022

University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI

Sociology of Families (online-Blackboard): Winter 2020, Fall 2019, Winter 2019, Fall 2018, Winter 2018, Fall 2017, Winter 2017

Introduction to Sociology (online-Blackboard): Spring 2019, Spring 2018,

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Understanding Human Society (in-person): Winter 2017, Fall 2016

Understanding Human Society (online-Blackboard): Spring/Summer 2017

Understanding Human Society (Hybrid): Fall 2018

Sociology of Families (online-Canvas): Spring/Summer 2018, Winter 2018

Gendered Worlds (online-Canvas): Winter 2019

Social Inequality (online-Canvas): Spring/Summer 2019

Mott Community College, Flint, MI

Introduction to Sociology (in-person): Winter 2015