Department Chair:
Daphne John, Associate Professor/Chair

Administrative Assistant:
Pat Armstrong

Department Email:

Phone: 440 7758370
Fax: 440 7758644

King 305
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074-1095

Christi Smith

Christi Smith

Visiting Assistant Professor

Contact Information


King 301B
(440) 775-8553

Personal Office Hours:
M 12:30-2:00 Or by appointment

Christi Smith

Christi Smith

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University
  • M.A., Education Policy, Indiana University
  • A.B., Sociology, Smith College

My research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of education, politics and policy, theory, culture, and race and ethnicity. Outside of academia, I have worked in refugee services in Copenhagen (Denmark), education and labor policy consulting (Washington, D.C.), and in public education in eastern North Carolina.

Courses Offered:

SOCI 350: School & Punishment

SOCI 252: Economic Sociology: Morals & Markets

SOCI 254: Political Sociology

SOCI 267: War and Peace

SOCI 428: Education and the Limits of Law