Marc Eaton

Marc Eaton

Assistant Professor of Sociology

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920-748-8375
Office: Bartlett 305

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

Basic Information

Education

  • 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

  • CTL 210: American Revolutions
  • SOC 110: Introduction to the Sociological Imagination
  • SOC 201: Social Problems
  • SOC 205: Deviance
  • SOC 210: Special Topics: Sociology of the Paranormal
  • SOC 301: Social Movements
  • SOC 305: Self and Society
  • SOC 308: Public Sociology and Activism
  • SOC 309: Sociology of Religion
  • SOC 315: Sociological Theories
  • SOC 402: Senior Seminar

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 Recipient, MLK Week "Drum Major Award" for a faculty committed to social justice issues at Ripon College
  • 2015 Recipient, MLK Week "Drum Major Award" for a faculty committed to social justice issues at Ripon College

Publications

  • Waskul, Dennis and Marc Eaton, eds. 2018. The Supernatural in Society, Culture, and History. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
  • Eaton, Marc A. 2018. "Paranormal Investigation: The Scientist and the Sensitive." Chapter in The Supernatural in Society, Culture, and History, edited by D. Waskul and M. Eaton. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
  • Eaton, Marc A. 2018. "Manifesting Spirits: Paranormal Investigation and the Narrative Development of a Haunting." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (online-only as of March 2018).
  • Eaton, Marc A. 2015. "'Give Us a Sign of Your Presence': Paranormal Investigation as a Spiritual Practice." Sociology of Religion 76(4):389-412
  • Eaton, Marc A. 2010. "Manufacturing Community in an Online Activist Organization: The Rhetoric of MoveOn.org's E-mails." Information, Communication, and Society 13(2):174-92

Areas of Interest

  • Ethnography
  • Symbolic Interaction
  • Paranormal Investigation (a.k.a. "ghost hunting")
  • Sociology of Knowledge
  • Narrative Construction of Reality
  • Social Movements and Activism

Professional/Scholarly Affiliations

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

Presentations

  • Over a dozen presentations at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Association for the Sociology of Religion, Midwest Sociological Society, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, and Wisconsin Sociological Association.