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Department Head and Dresser Professor

Curriculum Vitae


Tamara (Tammy) Mix is the Laurence L. and Georgia Ina Dresser Professor in Rural Sociology and Head of the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University.  Mix received a B.A. in Sociology from James Madison University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She has research interests in environmental sociology, environmental justice, race, class and gender inequality, and social movements.  A qualitative researcher, Mix has conducted projects involving a diverse range of stakeholders to address topics including community contamination, water access and quality, food justice and security, and resource inequalities. She has experience with participatory research strategies, building projects with applied components and integrating the perspectives and voices of impacted and underserved populations.

  • B.A. in Sociology, James Madison University
  • M.A. in Sociology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Research Interests
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Environmental Justice
  • Social Movements
  • Social Justice
  • Race, Class and Gender Inequality
  • Qualitative Methods
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