Dr Stefanie a sociologist with expertise in qualitative research methods. Her research interests span the sociology of emotions, education and the sociology of health and illness. Her PhD research employed longitudinal qualitative research methods, using a combination of visual and narrative techniques to explore the lived experience of cancer. Stefanie has taught introductory and advanced courses in sociology and medical sociology,  research design and qualitative inquiry, including the use of software for qualitative research (i.e. NVivo). She is currently working on mixed methods projects in the area of education.