Jamie Palmer

Jamie L. Palmer, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor


Jamie Palmer is an assistant teaching professor in the Gender, Race, and Identity Program. Her teaching centers women’s experiences, herstories and social movements, and social problems through a sociological lens. Palmer’s teaching and research speak to the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, and international relations with particular attention to social problems. Palmer has given expert lectures and workshops speaking to the intersectional failures that we still face in achieving equality for women of color, in particular, to The Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia, the Nevada Women’s Lobby Grassroots Lobby Days, the American Association of University Women, National Women’s Studies Association, the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, and several colleges and universities. She has been awarded the University of Georgia 2015 Emerging Leaders, the 2017 university Outstanding Teaching Award, the 2018 SAGE: Innovative Teaching and Professional Development Award from ASA’s section on Teaching and Learning, and the 2019 UGA Career Center Award, for greatly contributing to the career success of students and for her leadership on inclusive pedagogical practices.

Her research centered on U.S.-Cuban relations explores the relationship between colonization, international relations, race/ethnicity, and gender. She examines how controlling images or power-laden stereotypes are produced by media makers and interpreted by media audiences to make sense of gendered and racialized constructions of international “foes.” Palmer uses ethnography, interviewing, focus groups, surveys, and intersectional approaches to examine lived experiences of tourism, immigration, and collective memory. This scholarship helps to answer and respond to gaps in the literature bridging race/ethnicity, gender, and immigration and/or tourism.
Palmer’s scholarship has been featured in the Journal of Men & Masculinities, International Sociology, Teaching Sociology, and more.

Honors and Awards

  • SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award: Awarded by the American Sociological Association Section on Teaching and Learning: August 9th 2018.
  • Beck's Outstanding Teaching Award: Awarded by the Department of Sociology for Exemplary Teaching May 2018.
  • Excellence in Teaching: Nominated 2018 by the Institute for Women's Studies; University of Georgia.
  • Outstanding Teaching Award: This is a 2017 competitive university award granted by The University of Georgia Graduate School and Office for the Vice President of Instruction.
  • Emerging Leader Award: The Graduate School Emerging Leaders Program, a competitive program that selects a small group across campus to be recognized for the current leadership and provide training for future effective leadership strategies, awarded 2015 University of Georgia.

Research Interests

  • Gender, Race, & Nation
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Gender & Women’s Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Masculinities
  • U.S.-Cuban Relations
  • Latino/a Sociology
  • Culture, Collective Memory, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Feminist Research Methods
  • Feminist Pedagogies

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Introduction to Women’s Social Movements,
  • Gender & Social Science,
  • Feminist Theory & Research Methods
  • Multicultural Perspectives on Women in the US.
  • Gender, Race, Class, & Sexuality: An Intersectional Perspective
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology of Race and Ethnicity


Refereed Journal Articles

  • 2018 Palmer, Jamie L. "Ineffective Masculinity: Intersection of Masculinity and Nationhood in Portraits of Cuban Men from Time and Newsweek 1959–2010." Men and Masculinities 21(4):455-78.

Book Reviews

  • 2017 Palmer, Jamie L. "Book Review: Sergio Chávez, Border Lives: Fronterizos, Transnational Migrants, and Commuters in Tijuana." International Sociology 32(5):655-57.


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Georgia, 2018
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Georgia, 2011
  • B.A., Sociology and American Studies, Indiana University, 2008

Professional Certifications

  • Graduate Certificate, Interdisciplinary Teaching, University of Georgia, 2018
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, University of Georgia, 2013
  • Certificate, Latin America & Caribbean Studies, Indiana University, 2008