Amber Tierney, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of California - Irvine
Areas of expertise: social movements, political sociology, media, policy, immigration, indigenous studies, technology, mixed-methods, service learning
Amber Tierney earned her Ph.D. at University of California, Irvine. Her dissertation examines how citizenship policies leave lasting path-dependent effects, which bind future collective action attempts, and influence political and media-based outcomes. Her other research interests include technology, immigration, race/ethnicity, and public sociology. Her work has appeared in Mobilization; Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change; Sociology Compass and in edited volumes, such as Players and Arenas: The Interactive Dynamics of Protest and in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy. She has an MA in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside and an MA in Public Policy from California Polytechnic State University. She teaches courses in the fields of political sociology, social movements/social justice, qualitative methods, immigration, and media/technology.