Jennifer Pace

Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Behavioral Science
Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder

IBS Associations:

Institute of Behavioral Science Room C-350-D
University of Colorado Boulder
483 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0483

Research Interests:

Family & Parenthood; Children & Youth; Health Disparities; Community Cultures; Social Class & Stratification, Sex & Gender; Race & Ethnic Inequalities; Social Psychology

Skills and Expertise:

RESEARCH: Qualitative & Mixed Methods; In-Depth Interviewing; Ethnographic Fieldwork; Project Management TEACHING: Jennifer's teaching and mentoring experience include seven years of teaching at the undergraduate level (including 4 years as instructor of record), supervising undergraduate research assistants, undergraduate teaching assistants, undergraduate independent studies, and serving as an auxiliary mentor for undergraduate honors thesis projects. Jennifer has taught courses in Marriage & Family, Family & Society, Social Problems, Deviance, Sexualities, Sociology of Sport, and Introduction to Sociology.

Brief Biography:

Jennifer Pace is a Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Instructor for the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is also a graduate research assistant and affiliate of the Health & Society Program at the Institute of Behavioral Science. Jennifer's research focuses on family & childhood health within particular classed and raced community cultures. She is especially interested in how gender, class, and race complicate how parents make choices about their children's health and well being. Her dissertation is a qualitative study of parents of adolescent football players and their experiences raising boys into men. She also works on an NSF funded mixed-methods research project that investigates how parents shape children's health lifestyles within middle-class communities. Jennifer is set to complete her Ph.D. in the Spring of 2019.