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
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
* Graduate student **Undergraduate
Ravenelle, A.J., Janko, E.C. * Kowalski, K.C. * (Forthcoming). "Good Jobs, Scam Jobs: Detecting, Normalizing, and Internalizing Online Job Scams During the Covid-19 Pandemic" New Media & Society: Special Issue on Scams, Frauds and Fakes.
Ravenelle, A.J., Newell, A.* & Kowalski, K.C. * (In press). "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: Special Issue on Covid & Society. pp.1-21.
Ravenelle, A.J., Janko, E.C.,* Kowalski, K.C.* (2021). "Gigging with an MBA: Elite Entrepreneurship in the Gig Economy." Digital Entrepreneurship and the Sharing Economy. Routledge.
Ravenelle, A.J. (2020): "Just a Gig? Sharing Economy Work and the Implications for Career Trajectory." The Law and Policy of the Gig Economy: Qualitative Analysis, ed. Deepa Das Acevedo. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.
Ravenelle, A.J. (2020). "Digitalization and the Hybridization of Markets and Circuits in Airbnb." Consumption Markets and Culture: Special Issue on Digitalization, 23:2, 154-173, DOI: 10.1080/10253866.2019.1661244
Ravenelle, A.J. (2019). Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Ravenelle, A.J. (2019) ""We're not Uber." Control, Autonomy, and Entrepreneurship in the Gig Economy," Journal of Managerial Psychology: Special Issue on the Gig Economy. 34(3)
Ravenelle, A.J. (2017). Sharing Economy Workers: Selling, Not Sharing. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. 10(2). pp. 281-295.
Ravenelle, A.J. (2016). "A return to Gemeinschaft: Digital Impression Management and the Sharing Economy." In J. Daniels, K. Gregory & T. M. Cottom (Eds.), Digital Sociologies (pp. 25-43). Bristol, U.K.: Policy Press
Crime & Society
Drugs & Society
Ethnic Groups in the US
Ethnic Conflict & Genocide
Fieldwork in Entrepreneurship
Intro. to Social Science
Intro. to Sociology
Intro. to Social Systems
Leadership in Film
Marriage & the Family
Race, Class & Gender
Race & Ethnicity
Race, Crime & Justice
Sexuality & Gender Expression
Scope & Methods in Soc. Sci.
Social Science Research
Sociology of the Digital Era
Sociology of Gender
Why We Overeat
Women & Development
American Sociological Assoc.
Eastern Sociological Society
Assoc. for Study of Food & Soc.
Assoc. of Black Sociologists
Society for the Study of Social Problems
The Authors Guild
Editorial & Reports
Ravenelle, A.J. (2019). "The Gig Economy Makes Workers Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment." Medium.com. 27 March.
Ravenelle, A.J. (2019). 'For Workers in the Gig Economy, Client Interactions Can Get... Weird.' Wired.com. March 17.
Ravenelle, A.J. (2016). Hepatic Encephalopathy (H.E.) Research Report. American Liver Foundation.
National Science Foundation RAPID Response grant, 2020-2021
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Knowledge Challenge grant, 2019-2022
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