Faculty & Staff

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Victoria Mayer completed her doctorate in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison after dancing professionally in New York for several years and teaching at the American Museum of Natural History.  She coauthored the book Both Hands Tied: the Race to the Bottom in the Low Wage Labor Market (University of Chicago Press, 2010). Her research looks at how the rules and performance standards used to govern joint public-private ventures in social and health services shape the relationships between service providers and local community members. She teaches Sociological Inquiry, Social Stratification, Intro to Women's and Gender Studies, Sociological Theory, and Self and Society: Social Beings as well as upper level topics classes on the Social Dimensions of Health and Illness and the Sociology of Citizenship.