Christina Simko

Christina Simko
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Hollander Hall Rm 102


B.A. Bridgewater College, Sociology (2005)
M.A. University of Virgina, Sociology (2007)
Ph.D. University of Virginia, Sociology (2013)

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural sociology
  • Historical sociology
  • Political sociology
  • Collective memory
  • Social theory


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

SOC 101(F)

Invitation to Sociology

SOC 230(S)

Memory and Forgetting

SOC 232

Symbols and Society

SOC 326(S)

Being Mortal

SOC 362 T / COMP 362(F)

Story, Self, and Society

Scholarship/Creative Work

Selected Publications

“Forgetting to Remember: The Present Neglect and Future Prospects of Collective Memory in Sociological Theory.” Handbook of Contemporary Sociological Theory, edited by Seth Abrutyn. Springer, 2016.

The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11. Oxford University Press, 2015.

“Rhetorics of Suffering: September 11 Commemorations as Theodicy.” American Sociological Review, vol. 77, no. 6, 2012.

Current Committees

  • Faculty Review Panel