Tara Stamm, Ph.D.

Tara Stamm, Ph.D.

Teaching Faculty
Assistant to the Chair
Founders Hall Room 222

Education & CV

2015 Ph.D. in Sociology, Florida State University

2012 M.S. in Sociology, Florida State University

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Areas

Contemporary Theory, Adolescence, Media, Research Methods

Research Interests

Media, Gender, Content Analysis, Education


Tara Stamm, Ph.D., is full-time faculty and graduate program director at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the first-of-its-kind M.S. in sociology with a concentration in digital sociology program at VCU.

Broadly, her research and teaching spotlight the experiences and depictions of young mothers, the importance of emerging mixed-methodological techniques and intersections between gender, education and media in popular culture.

Select Publications

Deana A. Rohlinger, Rebecca A. Redmond & Tara Stamm (2019) Gender, age, and political legitimacy: Activist (in)visibility in broadcast news, 1970–2012, Journal of Women & Aging.

Rohlinger, D., Redmond, R., Gentile, H., Stamm, T. and Olsen, A. (2018), "Power and Representation: Activist Standing in Broadcast News, 1970–2012*", Williams, A., Tsuria, R., Robinson, L. and Khilnani, A. (Ed.) Media and Power in International Contexts: Perspectives on Agency and Identity (Studies in Media and Communications, Vol. 16), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 9-34.

Cottom, Tressie M.; Johnson, Jennifer A.; Stamm, Tara M.; and Honnold, Julie (2018) "A Vision Among Challenges: Lessons About Online Teaching From The First Online Master’s Degree in Digital Sociology," The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology: Vol. 10 : Iss. 1 , Article 1.

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