Jessie K. Finch, PhD
Fascinated by Sociology since 2004
Call Me Dr. Finch
Dr. Jessie K. Finch is the Chair of the Department of Sociology at Northern Arizona University and an Associate Teaching Professor. She studies migration, race and ethnicity, deviance, social psychology, emotions, culture, health, and pedagogy. She has a Ph.D. (2015) and M.A. (2011) in Sociology from the University of Arizona and a B.A. (2007) in Sociology and Music from the University of Tulsa. Jessie has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Teaching Sociology, Race and Social Problems, and Sociological Spectrum and has received grants from the National Science Foundation as well as the American Sociological Association. She is the co-editor of Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert (University of Arizona Press 2016) and the sole author of the monograph Legal Professionals Negotiating the Borders of Identity: Operation Streamline and Competing Identity Management (Routledge, Taylor & Francis 2022). She has also taught courses on immigration, race and ethnicity, deviance, research methods, popular culture, and happiness.