Tiffany Chenault

Professional Details

Title Professor
Department Sociology
Office Meier Hall 335D
Phone 978.542.6263
Photo of Tiffany Chenault

Recent and Upcoming Courses

FYSO 100 First Year Seminar (sociology)
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 247 Social Inequality: Race, Class and Gender
SOC 305 The Black Family in the U.s.
SOC 306 The Black Woman
SOC 403 Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Professional Biography

Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

M.S., Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

B.A.,Department of Sociology, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Professional Interests

Social Inequality,

Race and Ethnicity, Law and Social Policies,

Scholar Activist Methodology,

Qualitative Methods,

 Urban and Community


Introduction to Sociology

Urban Sociology


Coordinator for African American Studies Minor

Selected Publications


Chenault, Tiffany Gayle.  2015. The Unseen Politics of Public Housing: Resident Councils, Communities, and  Change.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield.


2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award: for outstanding and significant  contributions to the causes of freedom, justice, peace, and equality.


2018. " Life and Work of Tiffany Gayle Chenault" Boston Voyager Magazine, Boston, MA( September, 2018)

2015. Scholars Strategy Network Key Findings Brief “Mobilization for Voting Rights in a Northeastern City.”

 Jackson, Jennifer, T. G. Chenault, and Joy Winkler. 2015. “Bringing Organizations Back in: Perspectives on Service- Learning, Community Partnership and Democratic Thinking in a Voter Engagement Project.” Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and civic Engagement Project  6(1):77-99

Chenault, T. G. & Duclos-Orsello, E. (2008). An Act of Translation:The Need to Understand Students' Understanding of Critical Thinking inthe Undergraduate Classroom. Journal of Effective Teaching. 8(2) 5-20.

Chenault, Tiffany G. 2002. "Black Women's Colleges". P. 15-17 Ana M. Martinez Aleman and Kristen A. Renn (eds). Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, California: ABC- CLIO Inc.

Chenault, Tiffany G. 2002. "Black Sororities". P. 279-282 Ana M. Martinez Aleman and Kristen A. Renn (eds). Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, California: ABC- CLIO Inc.

Selected Presentations

Paper Presentations

2018 “The Race of Black Women Running in White Spaces: Recreational Running and the Intersectionality of Black Women’s Experiences.” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2018 “ Yes, Black Women do run: Invisibility and Gendered Racism of Black Women in White Running Spaces.” Southern Sociological Society. New Orleans, Louisiana.

2018 “ Running while Black: more than just health.” Eastern Sociological Society. Baltimore, Maryland.

2017 ‘Not a size two, white, or Kenyan: The “ Race” of Running in white spaces and the intersectional experiences of black women in recreational running. Texas A & M San Antonio University , San Antonio, Texas.

2015 “Embedded Librarianship: Librarian and Faculty Perspectives.” Marcela Y. Isuster, MLIS, Tara K. Fitzpatrick, MLIS, Catherine Fahey, MLIS, Nancy C. Dennis, MS, MA, MBA, Robert E. Brown, PhD, Tiffany G. Chenault, PhD, Linda J. Coleman, MS. Special Libraries Association Conference. Boston, MA

2015 “ Finally Tenured and still Fighting a new battle ground: When gender and sexuality become a smokescreen for racial inequality.” Social Theory Forum, Boston, Massachusetts


Personal Interests

Gender and Racialized in in recreational running