College of Arts and Sciences
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dr. Ariane Prohaska’s research interests include the social construction of gender, fat studies, race/gender/class inequality, and disaster sociology. She also works on research projects with CCJ students focusing on gender-related topics, such as gender bias in policing, and sexual assault. She is currently examining the pageant contestants’ conceptions of beauty, health, and body size in different types of beauty pageants in the United States.