Lara Foley - Faculty & Adjuncts

Lara Foley, PhD

Lara Foley, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2050 Allen Chapman Student Union Room 233H


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
Global Health



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

Journal Articles

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

Book Chapters

  • Marvasti A., Foley L., and Delammermore A. “Narrative Inquiry: Stories and Storytellers of Social Problems”. Researching Social Problems, 2019.
  • 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 Foley L. Themes and Dreams.

Courses Taught

  • Global Challenges
  • Global Scholars Special Projects
  • Historical & Social Topics
  • Crime, Justice, and Social Order
  • Special Topics
  • Sustainability and Urban Development

Awards & Honors

  • Finalist for the Paul Simon Spotlight Award