Professor Renfrow is intrigued with the taken-for-granted systems of meaning that influence our everyday lives. As a sociological social psychologist, his research and teaching explore the micro-foundations of societal inequities based on class, race and gender. His recent scholarship investigates two questions: how young people navigate potentially risky behaviors and how the recounting of personal narratives enables individuals to connect people to place and community.
1999 B.A. Eastern Kentucky University, Sociology (summa cum laude)
2002 M.A. University of Washington, Sociology
2005 Ph.D. University of Washington, Sociology
Renfrow, Daniel G., Kailin E. Kucewicz,* Katherine Mouradian,* and Valerie R. Schweigert.* 2017. "'But That's Not Sexting': Accounts from Emerging Adults." Routledge Handbook of Deviance Studies. Edited by Ophir Sefiha and Steve Brown. (Click to read)
Renfrow, Daniel G., Terrence L. Wissick, Jr.,* and Christopher M. Guard.* 2016. "(Re)Defining the Situation When Football Fans Rush the Field." Sociology of Sport Journal 33(3). (Click to read)
Kosier, Rebekah A.* and Daniel G. Renfrow. 2016. "Queering Fat Bodies, Regulating Teen Desire in ABC Family's Huge." Fat Studies 5(2): 191-202. (Click to read)
Renfrow, Daniel G. and Elisabeth A. Rollo.* 2014. "Sexting on Campus: Managing Perceived Risks and Neutralizing Behaviors." Deviant Behavior 35(11): 903-920. (Click to read)
Renfrow, Daniel G. and Judith A. Howard. 2013. "Social Psychology of Gender and Race." Pp. 491-531 in Handbook of Social Psychology. Edited by John D. Delamater and Amanda Ward. NY: Springer. (Click to read)
Hollander, Jocelyn A., Daniel G. Renfrow, and Judith A. Howard. 2011. Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves: A Gender Lens on Social Psychology, 2ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
McSpirit, Stephanie and Daniel G. Renfrow. "'You Don't Change Something You Want to Stay the Same': Preserving and Reconstructing the Kentucky Mountain Horse."
Renfrow, Daniel G., Courtney Brindisi,* Taylor Joy,* and Kassandra Rivera.* "'I Keep It to Myself Because It's Weird': Managing and Neutralizing the Stigma of Seeing a Ghost."
Project Grant. Kentucky Oral History Commission, 2018 (with Stephanie McSpirit, Neil Kasiak and Chad Cogdill)
Faculty-Student Research Grant. Wells College, 2018 (with Caitlin Lawrence* and Erin Persons*)
Transcription Grant. Kentucky Oral History Commission, 2018 (with Stephanie McSpirit and Neil Kasiak)
Excellence in Teaching Medal, Wells College, 2014
Faculty-Student Research Grant. Wells College, 2014 (with Alissa Toner* and Leslie Green*)
Award for Excellence, Wells College, 2013
*indicates the individual is a Wells College student or alumnus/alumna
Academic Standing, Admissions, and Advising Committee, Wells College
Honors Program Alumni Advisory Committee, Eastern Kentucky University
Cayuga-San Pedro Sister Community Project Committee