Sociology Alumni receives the Outstanding Faculty Speaker at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Dr. Daniel Bartholomay

Daniel Bartholomay (he/him/his) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and a Certification in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, an M.S. in Sociology from North Dakota State University, and a B.S. in Mass communications from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Dr. Bartholomay’s research sheds light on the ever-changing dynamics of gender and sexual inequalities, particularly in the realms of family and health. His current research explores how married LGBT+ people both challenge and reinforce gender and sexual norms of marriage. Building upon the critique that marriage has historically served to oppress and exclude gender and sexual minorities, Dr. Bartholomay’s research considers how the growing presence of queer married people can both help and harm the LGBT+ community.

He is excited to begin a new project examining the strengths and challenges faced by LGBT+ people living in South Texas. Using an artistically innovative community-based methodology called photovoice, this project will triangulate data from participant-taken photographs, individual narratives, and collaborative focus groups to develop community outreach and programming designed to help improve the quality of life for LGBT+ people in the Coastal Bend and beyond.

Dr. Bartholomay’s work has been published in Teaching Sociology Society and Mental Health Sociology Compass , and elsewhere. He has received several honors and awards for his research and teaching, including a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship, consecutive SAGE Teaching Innovation Awards, and the American Sociological Association’s Section on Teaching and Learning Graduate Student Award.

Dr. Bartholomay is humbled to be nominated and selected for this year’s Outstanding Faculty Speaker, and he looks forward to presenting some of his work on LGBT+ experiences.