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Ph.D., Sociology, 2018
M.Phil, Sociology, 2015
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Dissertation: The New Entrepreneur: Worker Experiences

in the Sharing Economy (Airbnb, Uber, Taskrabbit &



M.A., Sociology, 2003
Graduate Minor in Women's & Gender Studies
University of Missouri, Columbia

Thesis: Ideological Work, Religious Practice and Feminism AmmongModern Orthodox and Southern Baptist Women


B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, 2001
University of Missouri, Columbia
LMS Systems







Courses Taught
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Academic Affiliations
Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, 2023-2024
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019 -- current
Faculty Fellow, Center for Urban and Regional Studies, 2020 -- current
Visiting Scholar, Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, 2018 -- 2020
Assistant Professor, Mercy College, 2018 -- 2019
Visiting Instructor, Mercy College, 2017 -- 2018


Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Crime & Society

Critical Thinking

Drugs & Society

Ethnic Groups in the US

Ethnic Conflict & Genocide

Fieldwork in Entrepreneurship

Intro. to Social Science

Intro. to Sociology

Intro. to Social Systems

Labor Force

Leadership in Film

Marriage & the Family

Minority Groups

Race, Class & Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Race, Crime & Justice

Research Methods

Sexuality & Gender Expression

Scope & Methods in Soc. Sci.

Social Deviance

Social Inequalities

Social Movements

Social Problems

Social Psychology

Social Science Research

Sociology of the Digital Era

Sociology of Gender

Technological Society

Why We Overeat

Women & Development


Journal Articles
* Graduate student             **Undergraduate
(Please click on the links below to open papers in a separate windo

Ravenelle, A.J. and Knoble, S.** (2023). 
'“I could be unemployed the rest of the year:”
Unprecedented Times and the Challenges of 'Making More.' RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. 9(3), 110-131.

Ravenelle, A.J., & Kowalski, K.C.* (2023). “It’s Not Like Chasing Chanel:” Spending Time, Investing in the Self, and Pandemic Epiphanies. Work and Occupations, 50(2). 284-309

Ravenelle, A.J., Conley, J.,* & Newell, A.* (2022). "Left Behind: Yachts, Dinghies, and Perceptions of Social Inequality in Covid-19." Sociological Quarterly.  DOI: 10.1080/00380253.2022.2133755

Ravenelle, A.J., Janko, E.C. * Kowalski, K.C. * (2022). "Good Jobs, Scam Jobs: Detecting, Normalizing, and Internalizing Online Job Scams During the Covid-19 Pandemic," New Media & Society. 24 (7), 1591-1610.

Ladegaard, I., Ravenelle, A.J. & Schor, J. (2022). "'God Is Protecting Me… And I Have Mace’: Defensive Labour In Precarious Workplaces," The British Journal of Criminology, 62,(3), 773-789

Ravenelle, A. J., Newell, A.,* & Kowalski, K. C.* (2021). “The Looming, Crazy Stalker Coronavirus”: Fear Mongering, Fake News, and the Diffusion of Distrust. Socius.

Ravenelle, A.J., Kowalski, K.C,* Janko, E.C. * (2021). "The Side Hustle Safety Net: Precarious Workers and Gig Work During COVID-19." Sociological Perspectives. 64(5), 898-919

Ravenelle, A.J. (2020).  "Digitalization and the Hybridization of Markets and Circuits in Airbnb." Consumption Markets and Culture. 23(2), 154-173, DOI: 10.1080/10253866.2019.1661244
Ravenelle, A.J. (2019) ""We're not Uber." Control, Autonomy, and Entrepreneurship in the Gig Economy," Journal of Managerial Psychology. 34(4), 269-285.

Ravenelle, A.J. (2017). Sharing Economy Workers: Selling, Not Sharing. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. 10(2). 281-295.

American Sociological Assoc.

Eastern Sociological Society

Assoc. for Study of Food & Soc.

Society for the Study of Social        Problems

The Authors Guild


Editorial & Reports
Select Funding
National Science Foundation, 2023-2026

UNC Publications Support Grant, 2023

UNC Faculty Development grant, 2022

Russell Sage Foundation, Future of Work grant, 2021-2023

National Science Foundation RAPID Response grant, 2020-2021
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Knowledge Challenge grant, 2019-2023
Mercy College Faculty Development grant, 2018
Labor Research Action Network, Emerging Scholars grant, 2018

Graduate Center Early Research Initiative in Interdisciplinary Research in the Service of Public Knowledge, 2017
Graduate Center Dissertation Year Award, 2017- 2018
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in Entrepreneurship, 2017
Enhanced Chancellor's Fellowship, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2012-2017


Adjunct Instructor, Hostos Community College, Sept. 2010 - July 2019
Adjunct Instructor, Social Science Degree Completion Program, Ramapo College, Sept. 2016 - Aug. 2017
Adjunct Instructor, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology, Aug. 2016  - May 2017
Adjunct Instructor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Sept 2016 - May 2017
Adjunct Instructor, Excelsior College Online, Feb. 2011 - March 2017
Adjunct Instructor, St. Joseph's College, Sept. 2011 - May 2016
Graduate Teaching Fellow, City College, CUNY, Aug. 2013 - May 2016
Adjunct Instructor, Yeshiva University Stern College for Women, Aug. 2005 - Jan. 2016
Adjunct Instructor, Notre Dame College Online, Aug. 2011 - April 2014
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