Joanna Badagliocco, Sociology

Joanna Badagliacco
Associate Professor of Sociology Director, Discovery Seminar Program
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1987

Phone: 859-257-4335
Office: 1501 Patterson Office Tower



Professor Badagliacco's research and publications focus on housing distress among the poorest families in KY, including rural families; reproduction and fertility; Supplemental Security Income (SSI) among children; and the sociological implications of genomic research.

She is currently the Director of the Discovery Seminar Program at UK, a key program in the newly established Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence.  Her teaching includes teaching in the Discovery Seminar Program, introducing students to sociology through the study of family poverty in KY, and recently offering a DSP seminar on regulating sex and gender in U.S.  She regularly teaches undergraduate methods (Social Research Methods I, SOC 302), the Sociology of Family (SOC334), and a graduate seminar with topics of inequality (SOC 735) on the Social Construction of Motherhood and Reproduction.  Dr. Badagliacco is Fulbright Senior Specialist, and the Chair of the Appalachian Center/University of Rome Scholar Exchange Progra.  She is socially active on many fronts including family planning. As an avocation, Dr. Badagliacco is a certified Master Gardener for the State of Kentucky, and writes a regular column for the Agricultural Extension Office Master Gardener newsletter, and reviews gardening books for the Herald-Leader.

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