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Sarah Samblanet


I am a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology department at Central Washington University. I earned my B.S. from Manchester University and my M.A. and Ph.D. from Kent State University.


Teaching and Research Interests


Broadly, my interests concern social inequalities related to race, ethnicity, social class, sex and gender; intersectionality; social justice; social psychology; neighborhoods and communities; youth development; statistics; and qualitative and quantitative data analysis. My most recent research explores the linkages between urban neighborhood conditions, perceived racial and ethnic discrimination, and social psychological outcomes among adolescent and adult residents. In the classroom, I teach Principles of Sociology, Social Problems, Data Analysis, Minority Groups, Social Inequality, and Sociology of Food.




Owens, Timothy J. and Sarah Samblanet. 2013. “Self and Self-Concept.” Handbook of Social Psychology, 2nd edition, edited by John D. DeLamater. New York: Kluwer/Plenum.

Taylor, Tiffany, Sarah Samblanet, and Elizabeth Seale. 2011. “The New ‘Lazy’: Structure and Agency in Managers’ Discussions of Welfare Participants’ Motivation.” Race, Gender, and Class 18(1-2):171-188. 

Purcell, David, Kelly Rhea MacArthur, and Sarah Samblanet. 2010. “Gender and the Glass Ceiling at Work.” Sociology Compass 4(9):705-717.

Taylor, Tiffany and Sarah Samblanet. 2010. “Social Action and Mothering,” Pp. 1132-1133, In A. O'Reilly (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Mothering. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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