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Tania Jenkins

Department of Sociology
Assistant Professor

Dr. Jenkins is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the department of sociology. She was formerly an assistant professor of sociology at Temple University from 2017-2019. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University in May 2016 and worked as a Canadian Institutes of Health Research postdoc at the University of Chicago from 2016-2017.

Her research interests include medical sociology, medical education, professions, social status, gender, stratification, ethics, qualitative methodologies, and social theory. More specifically, her scholarship examines how and why status hierarchies are (re)produced in the medical profession and how they impact both doctors and patients. ​

Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the International Association of Medical Science Educators, as well as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and has appeared in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science & Medicine, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine, among others. She has also received several awards, including the 2017 Roberta G. Simmons Outstanding Dissertation in Medical Sociology Award from the American Sociological Association.