Stephanie Ortiz

Stephanie M. Ortiz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Dugan Hall 205M


Racism; Sexism; Qualitative methods; Emotional labor; New media spaces


  • Ph.D. Sociology, Texas A&M University, TX, 2020, Dissertation: "The Dimensions and Implications of Gendered Racism Online."
  • M.A. Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, CA, 2014
  • B.A. Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut, CT, 2012


Stephanie M. Ortiz is a sociologist of everyday racism and sexism, with a specific focus on the social domains of work and new media spaces.

Selected Publications

  • Ortiz, Stephanie M. "Call-In, Call-Out, Care, and Cool Rationality: How Young Adults Respond to Racism and Sexism Online." Forthcoming at Social Problems
  • Ortiz, Stephanie M. & Chad R. Mandala. (2021). "'There is Queer Inequity, But I Pick to be Happy!': Racialized Feeling Rules as Diversity Regimes in LGBTQ Centers." Du Bois Review. Online First.
  • Ortiz, Stephanie M. (2020). "Racists Without Racism? From Colorblind to Entitlement Racism Online." Ethnic and Racial Studies. Online First.
  • Ortiz, Stephanie M. (2019). "The Meanings of Racist and Sexist Trash Talk for Men of Color: A Cultural Sociological Approach To Studying Gaming Culture." New Media & Society 21(4): 879-894.