Marc Eaton

Marc Eaton

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Office: Bartlett 305

  • Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest
  • Professional Affiliations

Basic Information


  • 2011 Ph.D. University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, Colorado (sociology)
  • 2002 B.A. Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington (sociology and psychology) – Magna Cum Laude

Courses Taught

  • Sociology 110: Introduction to the Sociological Imagination
  • Sociology 205: Sociology of DevianceSociology 300: Special Topics, such as Social Movements in the United States
  • Sociology 305: Self and Society
  • Sociology 315: Sociological Theory

Awards & Honors

  • 2010 Winner, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Herbert Blumer Graduate Student Paper Award
  • 2009 First Place, Midwest Sociological Society, Graduate Student Paper Competition
  • 2008 Winner, University of Colorado-Boulder Department of Sociology, Graduate Student Paper Competition
  • 2006 Nominee, University of Colorado-Boulder Graduate School, Student Teacher of the Year
  • 2006 Recipient, University of Colorado-Boulder Graduate Teacher Program, Best Should Teach Silver Flame Award


  • "Give us a Sign of Your Presence”: Paranormal Investigation as a Spiritual Practice,” Sociology of Religion 2015, 76:4 389-412.
  • Eaton, Marc A. 2010. “Manufacturing Community in an Online Activist Organization: The Rhetoric in’s E-mails.”  Information, Communication, and Society 13(2): 174-92
  • (under review) “The Development and Enactment of Activist Identities Among Members”

Areas of Interest

  • Social psychology
  • Social movements
  • Political dociology
  • Qualitative methods

Professional/Scholarly Affiliations

  • American Sociological Association
  • Midwest Sociological Society
  • Pacific Sociological Association
  • Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
  • Wisconsin Sociological Association