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Dr. Skotnicki Joins UNCG Sociology as Assistant Professor

Professor Tad Skotnicki came to UNCG last year as Visiting Professor of Sociology and this year joins the faculty on the tenure track as an Assistant Professor. Tad received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California San Diego in 2015 and has a masters degree from the University of Chicago.
His major areas of academic interests relate to the comparative and historical study of consumption, ethics, and social movements. He is currently completing a comparative historical study of turn-of-the-twentieth century consumer activists in the United States and Great Britain. This work reveals how the anonymity of mass-produced commodities elicited moral questions for consumers and shaped activists’ efforts to mobilize ethical purchasing. He is also studying how early consumer activists and late twentieth-century environmental justice activists dealt with the problems of representing unseen suffering.
Tad has already published several journal articles and a book chapter on topics such as consumerism, branding, social movements, and theoretical issues in sociology.
Tad enjoys teaching courses in social theory. He hosts a radio show on WUAG titled The Old Songs and each week he plays a range of popular and folk music, especially from the 1960s onward