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Nick Garcia

Assistant Professor of Sociology


I am a new faculty member in Sociology, relocating from a lifetime in Ohio to live in Chestertown.  I am a rural sociologist by training, and my research focuses on place-based dimensions of inequality.

I am excited to be a part of Team Sociology at WAC, and I look forward to being a part of the learning community here!  


The Ohio State University: BA Philosophy, MS/PhD Rural Sociology


My research typically incorporates place features as they shape livelihoods and inequalities.

Areas of study:

Disability (prevalence, employment, government responsiveness, community mobility)

Hate crime and extremist groups

Environmental movements and countermovements

Food justice and agricultural systems


SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

SOC 221 Social Inequalities

SOC 306 Research Methods in Sociology

SOC 370/ENV 370 Environmental Sociology


SOC 394 Sociology of Food and Agriculture

SOC 394 Development in Community Context

SOC 394 Development in International Context