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Sonal G. NalkurAssistant Teaching Professor


  • PhD in Sociology, Emory University, 2013
  • MA in Sociology of Education, Stanford University, 2005
  • MA in Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • MA in English, McMaster University, 2001
  • BA in English, McMaster University, 1999


Sonal Nalkur is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of Sociology at Emory University. She received her PhD in Sociology from Emory University, and MAs from Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Nalkur’s research interests focus on criminology, cultural sociology, and the sociology of organizations. Her dissertation work addressed the decline of daily print newspapers in America from 1990-2010, and took a neo-institutionalist approach to understanding the rise of online newspapers.

Having worked for a market research start-up, a non-profit group focused on women’s leadership, and an international school in the Middle East, Dr. Nalkur is also keen to help students explore professional environments through the department's internship program.