Department of Sociology

Graduate Students

Ashley Colby Fitzgerald


Areas of Interest

Environment, Food and Agriculture, Globalization, Inequality, Family, Gender, Qualitative Methodology, Survey Methodology, Comparative Historical, Sustainability, Social Movements


Master of Arts in Sociology, Washington State University, 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago, 2007

Current and/or Anticipated Research

I am currently researching subsistence food production in the United States. Subsistence production includes anything from canning and gardening or hunting and fishing to keeping livestock for personal consumption. I am interested in how these activities may be addressing environmental or social problems. I am also considering how subsistence activities intersect with globalized capitalism, social movements, and/or major changes in culture. 



Ashley Colby Fitzgerald

Contact Ashley

Phone: (509) 335-4595 (msgs)

Curriculum Vitae


  • WSU Alumnus Jackson Featured Speaker at Fall Sports Banquet
  • Soccer Hosts Cougar Classic Tournament To Open 2006 Campaign
  • Texas Native Signs Letter of Intent for Cougar Tennis
  • Cougars Final Scrimmage Produces Pair Of Scoring Drives
  • Bruce Added To Rotary Lombardi Watch List
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