Jeannette M Wade

Assistant Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Gibbs Hall 206D
MAChild and Family Development / The University of Akron
Ph.D.Sociology / The University of Akron
B.A.International Relations / Cleveland State University


Dr. Wade’s research interests include the social determinants of health and socialization into race specific gender roles. Specifically, her analyses look at the role systemic privilege and structural racism in transitions into gender roles. Her work has focused on the role of white masculinity in the promotion of binge drinking, structural racism in the promotion of fast food consumption and masculinity as a promoter of high risk sex behaviors. Dr. Wade’s future research goals include understanding gender socialization and expression among African American women. Specifically, the ‘Strong Black Woman’ ideal (i.e. independence, caretaking, hardworking, high achieving, religious commitment, intense racial pride and having an unconditional self-love) and how it may act as a buffer from racism and sexism, but also a promoter of health risk behaviors.

Research Interests

Social Determinants of Black Women's Health, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Gender Studies, Research Methods, Sociology of Families

Recent Publications

  • Robert Peralta, Rusty Schnellinger, Jeannette Wade, Peter Barr, James Carter, Robert Peralta, Jeannette Wade (2019). (The Association Between Food and Alcohol Disturbance (FAD), Race, and Ethnic Identity Belonging). pp. 10 ). Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity.
  • Jeannette Wade, Anderson Bean, Stephanie Teixeira Poit (2019). (Students, Universities and Employers: Why We All Win When We Promote Social Justice through SoTL). In Joe Pellegrino; Delores D. Liston; Delena Bell Gatch, (3) 13, ). International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Jeannette Wade, Jeannette Wade (2018). (African Americans, Fast Food, and the Birdcage of Oppression). In Jared A. Jaworski, (Advances in Sociological Research ) 25, ). Nova Science Publishers.
  • Jeannette Wade, Jeannette Wade (2017). (Doing Difference and Fast Food Consumption: Patterns Among a Sample of White and African American Emerging Adults). ). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
  • Jeannette Wade, Robert Peralta, Jeannette Wade, Robert Peralta (2016). (Perceived Racial Discrimination, Heavy Episodic Drinking, and Alcohol Abstinence Among African American and White College Students). In Marie Claire Van Hout, PhD, ). Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Use.