Tara Stamm, Ph.D.

Teaching Faculty
Graduate Program Director
(804) 828-9432
Founders Hall, Room 222

Education & CV

Ph.D., Sociology, Florida State University 2015

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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