Kathleen Hulton

Lecturer in Sociology

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Contact & Office Hours

Thursday, 1 - 3 p.m.,
And by appointment.

Henshaw B1 104

Biography

Kathleen Hulton holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bowdoin College, a master’s in public health from the University of Pittsburgh, and she is currently completing her doctorate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her areas of interest include the sociology of emotion, the sociology of culture and knowledge, deviance, and social control.

Her dissertation, “The Cultivation of the Emotionally Competent Child: Educating Feeling in American Public Schools,” draws on multiple data sources to provide a historical and cultural analysis of social and emotional learning (SEL), a contemporary movement to educate children’s emotions in schools. Hulton’s past research has focused on HIV prevention and conceptualizations of emotion in early 20th-century marital advice literature.