2015. Ph.D., Sociology. University of Virginia.
2009. M.A., Sociology. University of Virginia.
2007. B.S., Sociology and Criminal Justice. Old Dominion University.
Articles in Refereed Journals
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.
Scarborough, Roscoe C. and Charles Allan McCoy. 2016. “Moral Reactions to Reality TV: Television Viewers’ Endogenous and Exogenous Loci of Morality.” Journal of Consumer Culture 16(1):164-91.
McCoy, Charles Allan and Roscoe C. Scarborough. 2014. “Watching ‘Bad’ Television: Ironic Consumption, Camp, and Guilty Pleasures.” Poetics 47:41-59.
Scarborough, Roscoe C. 2012. “Managing Challenges on the Front Stage: The Face-work Strategies of Musicians.” Poetics 40(6):542-64.
Scarborough, Roscoe C. 2013. “The Jazz Solo as Ritual: Conforming to the Conventions of Innovation.” Pp.81-90 in Music Sociology: An Introduction to the Role of Music in Social Life, edited by S. T. Horsfall, J. Meij, and M. Probstfield. Boulder CO: Paradigm Publishers.
Scarborough, Roscoe C. 2013. “Lowbrow Entertainment to Highbrow Art Form: The Case of Jazz and Heavy Metal.” Pp. 124-134 in Music Sociology: An Introduction to the Role of Music in Social Life, edited by S. T. Horsfall, J. Meij, and M. Probstfield. Boulder CO: Paradigm Publishers.
Other Research Publications
Scarborough, Roscoe C. Forthcoming. “Duped, Guilty Pleasure, Irony, and Camp: Consuming Fake News.” The Political Anthropologist.
Scarborough, Roscoe C. 2016. “The Embodied Experience of Ethnography: Accessing Corporeal and Emotional Knowledge through Participant Observation.” ASA Section on Body & Embodiment blog, February 1. Invited Blog Post.
McCoy, Charles Allan and Roscoe C. Scarborough. 2015. “The Guilty Pleasure of Watching Trashy TV.” The Conversation, May 20.
McCoy, Charles Allan and Roscoe C. Scarborough. 2015. “Why Do We Watch Trashy TV: A Scientific Exploration of Why People Watch Silly Shows.” The Washington Post: “PostEverything” section, May 27.
McCoy, Charles Allan and Roscoe C. Scarborough. 2015. “Sociologist Explains Why We Watch The Kardashians and Other Guilty Pleasure TV.” Business Insider: “Science” section, May 27.
Franklin & Marshall College
-Introduction to Sociology
-Media, Culture, & Society
-Sociology of Music
University of Virginia
- Culture and Power
- Organizational Behavior