P1130616-2Caroine Erb-Medina is a PhD candidate in Sociology at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an Instructional Technology Fellow at the Macaulay Honors College, CUNY Queens.

Her dissertation project, The Meaning and Place of Sugar in Social Life, is a study of how sweet foods are used to make and convey meaning in social interactions. It is an interview based study of forty men and women people from 21 to 39 years old in the NYC area. Respondents are asked to provide information on who influences their food choices and perceptions of sweet foods.

Besides her own research work, Caroline is an expert educator with extensive experience in the field. She has worked as a Lecturer in Sociology throughout the CUNY system. Her experience includes teaching in both community and senior colleges to undergraduate, honors, and masters students in online, writing intensive, and traditional learning environments. Caroline has also worked in pedagogical consulting helping professors with course development, with a specialization in writing and technology across the curriculum pedagogies.