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



  • Crawley, S., L. Foley, and C. Shehan. Gendering Bodies. 2008.

Journal Articles

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

Book Chapters

  • Foley, L. “How Occupational Identity Constructs Clienthood in Sexual Assault Exams”. Turning Troubles into Problems: Clientization in Human Services, 2013.
  • Foley, L. “Constructing the Respondent”. Handbook of Interview Research, 2012.


  • Davis, J., and L. Foley. Themes and Dreams.

Courses Taught

  • Special Topics
  • Sustainability and Urban Development

Awards & Honors

  • Finalist for the Paul Simon Spotlight Award