Dustin Avent-Holt

Associate Professor

Dustin Avent-Holt

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Social Sciences

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology University of Massachusetts at, 2012

  • MS, Sociology North Carolina State Universit, 2005

  • BA, Sociology Georgia State University, 2003

Awards & Honors

  • Center for Social Science Research Fellowship Center for Social Science Research, 2021

  • Max Weber Book Award Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section, American Sociological Association, 2020

  • Outstanding Book Award Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section, American Sociological Association, 2020

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Research Pamplin College, 2019

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SOCI 1160

    Social Problems Analysis
  • SOCI 4990

    Undergrad Research
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • HONR 3900H

    Honors: Breaking Boundaries: Honors: Breaking Boundaries
  • SOCI 4950

    Selected Topics: Economy & Society: Crises, Pan
  • SOCI 4723

    Sociology Capstone: Sociology Senior Capstone
  • SOCI 1101

    Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 3380

    Sociological Theory

Teaching Interests

Social Stratification and Inequalities
Sociology of Work and Organizations
Economic Sociology
Political Sociology
Sociological Theory


Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Review of Rent-Seekers, Profits, Wages, and Inequality: The Top 20% by Péter Mihályi and Iván Szelényi, 2020
    Book Review
  • Rising Between Workplace Inequalities in High Income Countries., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Occupations, Workplaces, or Jobs?: An Exploration of Stratification Contexts Using Administrative Data across Five Countries, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Occupational Status and Organizations: Variation in Occupational Hierarchies across Swedish Workplaces, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Relationship between Community-Level Internet Use and Mental Health, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Social Stratification and Inequalities
Sociology of Work and Organizations
Economic Sociology
Political Sociology
Sociological Theory

Department Service

  • Sociology Curriculum Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Recruitment Committee 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Recruitment Committee 2016 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Retention, Progress, and Graduation ad-hoc Committee 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Recruitment Committee, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, & Social Work, Georgia Regents University 2013 - 2015

College Service

  • Advisory Board of the Social Science Research Center 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Ad-Hoc By-Laws Review Committee, Pamplin College 2021 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Institutional Review Board B-Social Science 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Intramural Grants Program 2021 - 2021

    Role: Grant Proposal Reviewer, Internal
  • Intramural Grants Program 2020

    Role: Grant Proposal Reviewer, Internal
  • AU Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity 2019 - 2019

    Role: Grant Proposal Reviewer, Internal
  • Associate Deans for Research Committee 2015 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Committee on the Profession, Southern Sociological Society 2020 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Socio-Economic Review 2020 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Work in Progress, Public Sociology blog of the American Sociological Association 2019 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • Max Weber Best Book Award, OOW, ASA - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • Outstanding Book Award, IPM, ASA - 2021

Public Service

  • Newton County Public Schools 2017 - 2017

    Role: Guest Speaker