M.A. Student


  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • M.A. Student
    • Graduate Research Assistant
    • Graduate Support Assistant (McNair)
  • Concentration:

    • Environmental Sociology
    • Food and Agriculture
    • Consumption
    • Quantitative Methods
  • Department:

    • Sociology
  • Education:

    • B.S. Sociology, Appalachian State University
    • B.A. Philosophy, Appalachian State University
  • Curriculum Vitae:


km barnhardt is a second-year MA student in the Department of Sociology. Their Master's thesis, following Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of habitus, focuses on farmer’s markets and the construction of eco-habitus from a structure to consumer lens, using an original national survey of farmer’s markets and quantitative methodology. They currently serve as a graduate support assistant for CSU’s McNair Scholars, and graduate research assistant for the Prison Agriculture Lab. They have previously worked as a graduate teaching assistant  and research assistant in the Department of Sociology. Before coming to CSU, they attended Appalachian State University in Boone NC, where they obtained degrees in sociology and philosophy and participated in peer education. When not working they enjoy watching movies, bouldering and collecting books.