Elena Windsong

Special Instructor



Elena Windsong is a Special Instructor for the department of sociology.  She received her M.A. in Sociology from Colorado State University and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Mexico.  Her research interests examine issues of community, place, intersectionality, race, and gender.   Her teaching interests include general sociology, research methods, sociology of race, and sociology of gender.


Nowacki, Jeffrey S. and Elena A. Windsong. Forthcoming.  “Structural Gender Equality and Federal Sentencing Outcomes: A Test of the Ameliorative and Backlash Hypotheses” Feminist Criminology. DOI: 10.1177/1557085117694083

Windsong, Elena Ariel. 2018.  “Incorporating Intersectionality into Research Design: An Example Using Qualitative Interviews.”  International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 21(2): 135-417.  DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2016.1268361

Windsong, Elena Ariel.  2014.  “Insights from a Qualitative Study of Rural Communes: Physical and Social Dimensions of Place.”  Society & Natural Resources 27(1): 107-116.

Windsong, Elena Ariel.  2010.  “There Is No Place Like Home:  Complexities in Exploring Home and Place Attachment.” The Social Science Journal 47 (1): 205-214.