Dr. Roscoe Scarborough
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Office: ACN 105
Ph.D., Sociology. University of Virginia, 2015.
M.A., Sociology. University of Virginia, 2009.
B.S., cum laude, Sociology and Criminal Justice. Old Dominion University, 2007.
Scarborough, Roscoe C. 2017. “Risk a Lot to Save a Lot: How Firefighters Decide Whose Life
Matters.” Sociological Forum 32(S1):1073-92.
Scarborough, Roscoe C. 2017. “Making It in a Cover Music Scene: Negotiating Artistic
Identities in a ‘Kmart Level Market.’ ” Sociological Inquiry 87(1):153-78.
SOCI 1101 – Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1160 – Introduction to Social Problems
Dr. Scarborough’s research and teaching focuses on culture and inequality. He has published on a broad range of topics, including how people consume “bad TV,” the status system of musicians, and belonging and inequality in the fire service.