Assistant Professor, Sociology
Sarah Adeyinka-Skold is an assistant professor at Furman University. As a meeting and mating sociologist, she is interested in how inequalities are produced and reproduced in the process of forming and maintaining romantic relationships. She is also interested in producing theories about meeting and mating that are inclusive of LGBTQ+ relations. At Furman, she teaches introductory and family sociology, and is looking forward to developing courses about the Black Family, technology, race, and gender, and gender and sexuality, and romance and relationships. Her work has also been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Voices of Africa, and podcast series Dear Franny: Uncommon Conversations About Love.
Honors & Awards
- 2019 Bassi Scholarship, Editing Press Inc.
- 2019 SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
- 2019 Center for Teaching and Learning Teaching Excellence Fellowship
- 2018 Teece Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
- 2018 Finalist for Liebmann Fellowship
- 2017 Gertrude and Otto Pollak Research Grant and Summer Fellowship
- 2013 William Fontaine Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
- Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania
- M.A., University of Pennsylvania
- M.S.W, University of Chicago
- B.A., Princeton University
- Adeyinka-Skold, Sarah. Forthcoming. “Searching for Love in the Age of Trump: The Impact for Race and Political Ideology in Partner Preferences Among Ethno-Racial Minorities” in The Logic of Racial Practice edited by Brock Bahler, Lexington Books.
- Adeyinka-Skold, Sarah. 2020. “Barriers, Emotion Work, and Relationship Formation” in Young Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age edited by Rachel Kalish, IGI Global.
- Adeyinka-Skold, Sarah. 2020. “Race, Place, and Relationship Formation in the Digital Age.” Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race.
- Adeyinka-Skold, Sarah and Dorothy E. Roberts. 2018. “Learning About Whiteness: The Lived Experiences of Intermarried US-Born White and European Immigrant Women in the 1930s,” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 5(3): 340-353.
Her research interests include race, gender, sexuality, and family. Through current and future research, she aims to understand inequalities in these areas through the lens of romantic relationships.