Carol Thompson

Professor
Sociology & Anthropology
Scharbauer Hall 4005

c.thompson@tcu.edu | 817-257-7470

Education

BS, Louisiana State University, Sociology (1983)
MA, Louisiana State University, Sociology (1985)
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Sociology (1988)

Courses Taught

Sociological Theory
Law & Society
Animals Culture & Society
Perspectives on Human-Animal Relationships
Leadership London: Social & Cultural Contexts of Leadership
Human-Animal Relationships in Visual Media
Deviance & Social Control

Areas of Focus

Human-Animals Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender, Deviance and Social Control, Sociology of Law

Young, Robert L. and Carol Y. Thompson (forthcoming 2017; published online 29 September 2016) “Morality as Discursive Accomplishment Among Animal Rescue Workers.” Deviant Behavior.

Thompson, Carol Y. and Young, Robert L. (2014) “Cooling Out the Mark in Pet Adoption.” Society & Animals, 22:333-351.

Thompson, Carol Y. (2014) “Animal Cruelty,” In C. Forsyth, & H. Copes (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Deviance (Vol. 5:25-28, pp 25-28). Thousand Oaks CA: SAGE Publications Inc.

Thompson, Carol Y. and Platt, Chelsea. (2014). Euthanasia. In C. Forsyth, & H. Copes (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Deviance. (Vol. 5, pp. 264-267). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc.

Young, Robert L. and Carol Y. Thompson. (2013) “The Selves of Other Animals: Reconsidering Mead in Light of Multi-Disciplinary Evidence.” Studies in Symbolic Interaction 40:467-483.

Thompson, Carol Y. (2012) “The Contested Meaning of Feral Cats in the Workplace.” Journal for Critical Animal Studies 10(4): 78-108.

Thompson, Carol Y. and Craig J. Forsyth (2012) “Women Fans of the Rodeo: Circuit Friends, Helpmates and Buckle Bunnies.” In Sport and its Female Fans, Peter Mewett and Kim Toffuletti (Editors), Pp. 61-80. New York: Routledge.

Thompson, Carol Y. and Robert L. Young, “Emotion Work in Feral Cat Rescue & Caretaking.” Pacific Sociological Association Meetings. Oakland, CA, April 2016.

Young, Robert and Carol Thompson, “Interactional Construction of Moral Decision Making” Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Annual Meetings, Chicago, IL, August 2015.

Thompson, Carol Y. “Understanding Species Related Conflicts Among Wildlife Protectionists and Animal Welfarists in Urban Contexts.” Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, Portland Oregon, March 2014.

Thompson, Carol, “Cats versus Birds in Urban Areas: Understanding Ideological Divides.” The Ethics of Invasive Species Management I. All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Inter-species Community Conference as part of Minding Animals International. UC Davis, November 2014.

Thompson, Carol Y. “Understanding Species Related Conflicts Among Wildlife Protectionists and Animal Welfarists in Urban Contexts.” Presentation at the Pacific Sociological Association Meetings in Portland Oregon, March 2014.

Ringeisen, Elizabeth and Carol Y. Thompson. “Understanding Snake Companionship.” Mid-South Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA, October 2013.

Thompson, Carol Y. and Robert L. Young. “Animal Selves.” Pacific Sociological Association, Reno, NV, April 2013.

 

2008. Deans’ Teaching Award

American Sociological Association

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

Pacific Sociological Association

Animals & Society Institute

Editorial Board Deviant Behavior

Manuscript Reviewer Society & Animals

Manuscript Reviewer for Societies

Manuscript Review for Anthrozoos