Educations & Degrees:
Syracuse University, 2010
Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2007
Social Welfare Policy, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of the Family, Aging and the Life Course, and Research Methods
Jessica Hausauer is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology Department at Syracuse University and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Her research and teaching interests include Social Welfare Policy, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of the Family, Aging and the Life Course, and Research Methods. Jessica’s dissertation, “Sanctioning the Poor: A Structural and Individual Analysis” analyzes the distribution of welfare sanctions leading to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) case closures in the US, and the barriers women face in complying with TANF program rules. Jessica is passionate about her work with the Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute, a five-day residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for women who do not already have extensive leadership experience, and dedicated to representing student issues and concerns as a student director of the Midwest Sociological Society.