Lara Foley, PhD

Lara Foley, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2050 Hardesty Hall Room 3080


PhD – University of Florida MA – University of Georgia AB – University of Georgia


Lara Foley directs the TU Global Scholars program.

Research Interests

Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Medicine
Narrative Inquiry
Occupational Identities

Teaching Interests

Global Challenges
Sustainability and Urban Development



  • CrawleyS., FoleyL., and ShehanC. Gendering Bodies. 2008.

Journal Articles

  • FoleyL. Midwives, Marginality and Public Identity. Vol. 28, Symbolic Interaction, 2005, pp. 183-0.

Book Chapters

  • MarvastiA., FoleyL., and DelammermoreA. “Narrative Inquiry: Stories and Storytellers of Social Problems”. Researching Social Problems, 2019.
  • FoleyL. “How Occupational Identity Constructs Clienthood in Sexual Assault Exams”. Turning Troubles into Problems: Clientization in Human Services, 2013.
  • FoleyL. “Constructing the Respondent”. Handbook of Interview Research, 2012.


  • DavisJ., and Foley L. Themes and Dreams.

Courses Taught

  • Historical & Social Topics
  • Special Topics
  • Sustainability and Urban Development

Awards & Honors

  • Finalist for the Paul Simon Spotlight Award