Marc Eaton

  Marc Eaton



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


Professional Organizations

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

Current Courses Taught

  • Sociology 110: Introduction to the Sociological Imagination
  • Sociology 205: Sociology of DevianceSociology 300: Special Topics, such as Social Movements in the U.S.
  • Sociology 305: Self & Society
  • Sociology 315: Sociological Theory




Awards and 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.



Recent Publications and Presentations

  • 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 Memgers.”
Symbolic Interaction





Areas of Interest

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Movements
  • Political Sociology
  • Qualitative Methods