Dr. Colby King

Colby King
Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Email: kingcr@uscupstate.edu

Ph.D. Sociology, University of South Carolina, 2013
M.A. Sociology, University of South Carolina, 2009
B.A. Political Science, Minor in Sociology, Westminster College (PA), 2007

Areas of Specialty
Social Inequality, Social Class, Stratification and Social Mobility, Urban Sociology, Spatial inequality, Place Character/Branding, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Working-Class and First-Generation College Students

Selected Scholarship
King, Colby. 2019. “Counting the Working Class for Working-Class Studies: Comparing Three Occupation-Based Definitions.” The Journal of Working-Class Studies, 4(1): 116-146.

Gottdiener, Mark, Randy Hohle, and Colby King. 2019 The New Urban Sociology, 6th edition. Routledge.

King, Colby and Samantha Burt*. 2019. “Urban Frontier.” The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Anthony Orum, Editor. 

King, Colby and Samantha Leandres*. 2019. “Image of the City.” The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. Anthony Orum, Editor. 

King, Colby and Viktoria Washington*. 2019. Book Review: Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, & Threatens Our Future by Thomas Shapiro. Teaching Sociology, 47(1):61-63.

King, Colby and Jacob Bibeault*. June 2018. “Book Review: The Big Rig and Masters of Craft.” The Journal of Working-Class Studies. 

King, Colby and Matthew Cazessus. May 2018. “Teaching with AudaCity: Active-Learning with an Urban Studies Board Game.” Currents in Teaching and Learning, 10(1). 

King, Colby, Jakari Griffith, and Meghan Murphy. November 2017. “Story Sharing for First-Generation College Students Attending a Regional Comprehensive University: Campus Outreach to Validate Students and Develop Forms of Capital.” Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University.

*co-authored with students

Also a regular contributor at the Everyday Sociology Blog: https://www.everydaysociologyblog.com/colby-king/


Professional Service
2019-Area Editor, Stratification/Mobility for the American Sociological Association’s Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (TRAILS). 

2018-present Member of Editorial Collective for the Journal of Working-Class Studies

2017-present Member, American Sociological Association

Selected Grants and Awards
2017 Co-Principal Investigator, Students Engaging in Scientific and Mathematical Interdisciplinary Collaborations (SEISMIC), NSF S-STEM grant, $1,000,000. Bridgewater State University Co-PIs: Thomas Kling, Stephen Waratuke, Jennie Aizenman

2011 SAGE/Pine Forge Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award
2011 Outstanding Teaching Award, University of South Carolina-Columbia Department of Sociology

Academic Career
2019-Present                      Assistant Professor, Sociology, USC Upstate
2019                                   Associate Professor, Sociology, Bridgewater State University
2013-2019                          Assistant Professor, Sociology, Bridgewater State University