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Trevor Jamerson

Trevor Jamerson, Collegiate Assistant Professor | Virginia Tech

Trevor Jamerson, Collegiate Assistant Professor | Virginia Tech
Trevor Jamerson, Collegiate Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology
643 McBryde Hall
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8971 |

Trevor Jamerson is Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology with Ph.D., M.S., and B.A. degrees in Sociology from Virginia Tech.  Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, Jamerson was Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Hollins University.  Jamerson’s research emphasizes relationships between social media, tourism, and racial commodification—specifically seeking to better understand physical-digital connections between Harlem and TripAdvisor.  Jamerson presented research on links between race and capitalism at the American Sociological Association’s Junior Theorist Symposium in 2020, and was chosen by students in 2021 to deliver a TEDx address titled “Race Studies and Cultivating Empathy.”  He is currently teaching Sociological Theory and Sociology Senior Seminar. 

  • Race Studies
  • Digital Sociology
  • Critical Tourism Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Global Political Economy
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Virginia Tech, 2019
  • M.S., Sociology Virginia Tech, 2014
  • B.A., Sociology, Virginia Tech, 2011
  • Colloquia Committee, Department of Sociology
  • Undergraduate Assessment Committee, Department of Sociology
  • Member of Race in the Marketplace International Research Network
  • Member of Southern Sociological Society
  • 2020: Selected for American Sociological Association Junior Theorist Symposium
  • 2020: Student selection to give TEDX presentation “Race Studies and Cultivating Empathy”
  • 2016: Virginia Tech Sociology Outstanding Graduate Research Award

Journal Articles

Jamerson, W.T.  (2016) “Race and Critical Tourism Studies:  An Analytical Literature Review.” Sociology Compass: 10: 1038-1045.

Book Chapters

Jamerson, W.T. (2019) “Race, Markets, and Digital Technologies: Historical and Conceptual Frameworks.”  Pp. 39-54 in G. Johnson, K. Thomas, A.K. Harrison and S. Grier (eds) Race in the Marketplace: Crossing Critical Boundaries.  Palgrave MacMillan.***Distinguished Winner of 2022 AMA-EBSCO-RRRB Annual Award for Responsible Research in Marketing***

Jamerson, W.T.  (2016)  “Digital Orientalism: TripAdvisor and Online Traveler’s Tales.” Pp. 119-135 in J. Daniels., K. Gregory, and T.M. Cottom (Eds.) Digital Sociologies.  Policy Press: University of Bristol, UK.

Other Creative Works

Jamerson, W.T.  (2021) Book Review: Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method, Practice.  Edited by Natalia Molina, Daniel Martinez Hosang, and Ramon A. Gutierrez, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, (62:1, pp. 87-90). 

Jamerson, W.T.  (2020)  “Cultural Tourism and Race as a Dependable Commodity”  Junior Theorist Symposium Preview, Perspectives: Newsletter of the American Sociological Association Theory Section.  (42):1, pg. 15

  • 2021: TEDX Virginia Tech: “Race Studies and Cultivating Empathy”
  • 2019: Race in the Marketplace International Forum: Speaker at opening plenary session presenting remarks on Networks of Hate, Dir: Rokhaya Diallo.  Paris, France.

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