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Carol Rambo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Department of Sociology 

University of Memphis 

Clement Hall, Room 225 

Memphis TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-2610
Fax: (901) 678-2525
Carol's E-mail


Carol Rambo is Associate Professor of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1993. Her primary research interests include exotic dancing, childhood sexual abuse, incest, and mentally disabled parenting. Her articles on these topics have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Deviant Behavior, Journal of Aging Studies, and Mental Retardation. In collaboration with several students, some of her current research analyzes life history narratives of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. In addition she is exploring the possibilities for alternative writing formats in academia through the Autoethnography Project.  See sample articles on this website for examples of her "Layered Account" technique.

Carol is currently serving as the editor of the journal Symbolic Interaction. Visit to view the journal's website. You can also visit to learn more about The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI).

The bulk of Carol's work has been published under her former name, Carol Rambo Ronai.

Dr. Rambo teaches courses on Deviant Behavior, Sociological Theory, and Social Psychology. She is also developing a graduate-level course titled “Trauma and Society.”

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