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Department of Sociology
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: 509-963-1305
Fax: 509-963-1308

Tracey Haggerty-Lester (formerly Hoover)



BA - California Polytechnic University, Pomona (psychology)

MA, PhD - University of California, Riverside (sociology)

Teaching and Research Interests

My research interests focus on gender and identity, specifically the relationship between identity formation and institutions, including the media, family, and religion. My teaching interests include feminist movements and theory, gender, family and socialization, and media. I utilize both quantitative and qualitative methods in my research, and teach an overview of research methods for the major.

Academic Activities

Organizer of the annual CWU Denim Day Project.


Almanzar, Nelson Pichardo, Pamela McMullin-Messier, Tracey Hoover and Mike Lee. “The Occupy Movement in the Pacific Northwest: The Internet and High-Cost/Risk Activism,” in The Occupy Main Street Collection, edited by Todd Comer. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.

 Reese, Ellen, Tracey Hoover, and David McCanna. “Welfare-to-Work,” in Encyclopedia of Work, edited by Vicki Smith. Sage Publications, Inc., 2013.

Tracey Hoover and Toby Miller. “Pierce Brosnan, Licensed to Sell: Reinvigorating James Bond in a Post-Cold War World,” in Stars of the 1990s, edited by Anna Everett. Rutgers Press, 2011.



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