Alexa Trumpy

Assistant Professor of Sociology

B.A., DePauw University 
M.A., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University 

Programs: Sociology

Dr. Trumpy teaches courses on social theory, introductory sociology, social movements, and gender. Her research has been published in Social Problems, Social Movement Studies, and Sociological Spectrum. Her current research explores how movement organizations use converts (individuals who left a movement to join its countermovement). She examines converts in the pro-life, anti-scientology, environmental, and animal rights movements. Preliminary findings indicate conversion stories are primarily employed to verify pre-existing claims and theories, demonize the opposition through exposé, gain media attention and other resources, symbolize success, and provide movement actors with inside knowledge of the opposition.

Courses
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 289 Social Movements
SOCI 352 Foundations of Social Theory
SOCI 361 Gender, Sexuality and Society