Virginia Tech® home

Roderick Graham

Roderick Graham Headshot
Get to Know Me

Something that excites me in my field...
The use of social media as a source of data

I first discovered my passion for this work...
as a graduate student, when I learned the power of technology to reduce social inequalities.

I find the most joy in my work when...
I am communicating my ideas to the public.

The book(s) currently on my nightstand...
The Tyranny of Merit by Michael Sandel, and The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

Current University
Old Dominion University

Research Area
Online Deviance

Research Summary
Roderick Graham's research explores deviant patterns online using innovative research methods. He is currently working on two projects: an exploration of internet facilitated sex work and sex trafficking, and an undergraduate textbook tentatively entitled “An Introduction to Digital Sociology”.

Graham is an associate professor of sociology at Old Dominion University.

Alma Mater
Graham attended The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York.