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Dr. Tina H. Deshotels

  • Florida State University, Ph.D. in Sociology
  • Middle Tennessee State University, M.A. in Sociology
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.A. in Sociology


  • Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Sociology

Tenure at JSU

  • Since August, 2005

Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Deshotels

Dr. Tina Hebert Deshotels (Dez-ah-tel) received her B.A. in sociology from what is now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1996; her M.A. in sociology from Middle Tennessee State University in 1998, and her Ph.D. in sociology from Florida State University in 2004. She has taught at a variety of colleges and universities from large, state universities to small, private, liberal arts colleges. 

Dr. Deshotel's areas of interest are broad, but generally fall under the umbrella of Theory, Gender and Deviance.  Her research centers on demonstrating the importance of theorizing explanations of behavior using micro, meso and macro levels of analysis.  For example, one research project builds on her previous work in the area of sex work by examining power in exotic dancing at the micro, meso and macro levels of analysis.

Classes taught include Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory, Social Psychology, Criminology, Drugs and Society, Sociology of Sexualities, Theories of Gender, Gender and Society, Family Problems and Social Change, as well as Juvenile Delinquency.

Dr. Deshotels is active on campus and in the community through work with Women's Issues Support and Empowerment (WISE) student group, as well as JSU Students For Equality. 

Recent publications include:

Deshotels, Tina H., Charli R. Derise, and Craig J. Forsyth.  Forthcoming. "A Relative Comparison of Hate Crimes Over Time." The International Journal of Crime, Criminal Justice and Law

Deshotels, Tina, Mollie Tinney, and Craig J. Forsyth. 2012. “McSexy: Exotic Dancing and Institutional Power.” Deviant Behavior 33: 2.

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