Areas of Study
Social Movements / Political Sociology, Labor, Gender, Immigration, Ethnography
Lindsay Heldreth is a Dean’s Fellow in the Department of Sociology and a graduate of Youngstown State University (2018), holding a BA in Philosophy. While at her previous institution, she did work with psychologists and economists on social stigma, poverty, and resilience. Additionally, she conducted two ethnographic projects pertaining to religion, one looking at trauma and the other looking at assimilation. Her current interests are social movements, labor, gender, and race, with the hopes of conducting a project looking at how stigmatized groups navigate broadly defined social movements. More specifically, she’s interested in taking a look at advocacy work done by proxy on behalf of sex workers, and assessing the extent to which the message circulated aligns with the expressed needs of sex workers.