Associate Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Office: Leavell 202
B.A. Anthropology (Linfield College 1974)
B.S. Psychology (University of WA 1978)
M.A. Sociology (University of WA 1981)
Ph.D. Sociology (University of WA 1989)
Teaching and research interests
Sociology of Food and Eating, Crime and Deviance, Family, Social Psychology, Sociology of Literature
Courses I currently teach
Soc 301, The Family
Soc 335, The Sociology of Food
Soc 431, Criminology
Soc 631, Studies in Deviant Behavior
Current research in progress
More than Southern Grotesque: A Sociological Take on Harry Crews. Book manuscript. With Gary L. Long.
“Whatever Happened to Embonpoint? Representations of Diet and Body Ideals in Good Housekeeping Magazine, 1901-1931.”
“Lobbyists in the Lunchroom: Politics and the National School Lunch Program.”
“From Fed to Fat: Exploring the Linkages Between Federal Agricultural Policies and American Obesity.”
Lake, Elise S. & Minjoo Oh. (2007). “The Sociology of Food & Eating.” Pp. 186-196 in C. Bryant and D. Peck (eds.), 21st Century Sociology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Lake, Elise S. (2001). “Having a Hard Time of It: Women in the Novels of Harry Crews.” Pp 79-93 in E. Bledsoe (ed.), Perspectives on Harry Crews. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.