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
Academic Affiliations
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.* (2021). “The Looming, Crazy Stalker Coronavirus”: Fear Mongering, Fake News, and the Diffusion of Distrust. Socius. https://doi.org/10.1177/23780231211024776

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

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



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
Select Funding
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


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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