Sociologist, Educator, writer, Activist


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Curriculum Vitae

Most Recent Academic Appointments

2017-           Associate Professor of Sociology, Farmingdale State College, SUNY

                     Coordinator-Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

2011- 2017 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Farmingdale State College, SUNY

                     Coordinator-Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


2010 Ph.D., Sociology, New School for Social Research

          Dissertation: The Niagara Movement 1905-1910: Black Publics and the Making of Social Change 

2006 M.A., Sociology, New School for Social Research 

2005 B.A., Sociology, Queens College, CUNY

Most Recent Publications


Camming: Money, Power, and Pleasure in the Sex Work Industry (forthcoming NYU Press) 


Sex is Not a Problem: The Erasure of Pleasure in Sexual Science Research. Sexualities, Vol. 22(4) 643–668.

The Pleasures of Fetishization: BBW Erotic Webcam Performers, Empowerment, and Pleasure, Fat Studies. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society

Awards and Grants

LGBTQ Scholarship and Politics After Marriage: A Conference Proposal, Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, American Sociological Association and National Science Foundation: $4,000 

SUNY, Explorations in Diversity and Academic Excellence Grant, $10,000 for 

W.E.B DuBois Faculty-Student Research Experience, Pilot UR Center 

SUNY, Explorations in Diversity Grant, $10, 000 for Social Justice and Diversity Summit

FSC Center for Teaching and Learning, Innovative Pedagogy Award 

FSC Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Outstanding Faculty 

Scholarship Award for book African American Civil Rights

Courses Taught

Jones has been teaching for over a decade and has taught a wide range of courses:

In Africana Studies: 

  • African American Political Thought 
  • African American Family
  • Black Popular Culture
  • The Modern Colorline
  • Recent African American History

In Sociology :

  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • Qualitative Methods-Seminar on Ethnography
  • Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality in the Media
  • Social Inequality 
  • Social Movements 
  • Social Problems
  • Sociological Analysis
  • Sociological Theory
  • Sociological Research Methods
  • Sociology of Family
  • Sociology of Social Change
  • Visual Sociology 

In Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Gender Theory
  • Introduction to LGBT Studies
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Sex, Gender, & Sexuality