DavisConnects Advisor for Education and Community Engagement
Karen Macke is an instructor in sociology at Colby College and a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Syracuse University. Her teaching and research integrates frameworks from cultural sociology, social movements, feminist and queer studies, the sociology of religion, and family studies. Her most recent work examines the impact of local organizational cultures in mediating how broader LGBTQ political discourses inform collective actions within Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations. Macke teaches predominantly in the areas of Qualitative and Feminist Research Methods, the Sociology of Gender and Sexuality, Social Movements, and the Sociology of Family. Most recently she has developed two new courses at Colby: the Sociology of Sports and a seminar on Embodiment and Disability.
- Macke, Karen. 2014. "Que(e)rying Methodology to Study Church-Based Activism: Conversations in Culture, Power, and Change" in Taylor, Yvette and Ria Snowdon (eds.) Intersecting Contradiction? Queering Religion, Religious Queers. New York, NY: Routledge.
- Macke, Karen. "Gay (In) Church: Mobilizing Personal and Political Identities in Unitarian Universalist Churches" (journal article under preparation for journal submission).