Chelli Plummer

Lecturer,  College of Arts & Sciences

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The first division of labour is that between man and woman for the propagation of children. And today I can add: The first class opposition that appears in history coincides with the development of the antagonism between man and woman in monogamous marriage and the first class oppression coincides with that of the female sex by the male." Friedrich Engles


Born and raised in Southern California, Chelli attended the University of California at Los Angeles. As a military spouse and mother of four, she decided to attend graduate school in 2009. She graduated from North Carolina State University with her Master's in Sociology in 2011 and her Ph.D. in 2019. She collected data in the Republic of Korea for four years. In her spare time, she likes to explore the world, having made it to all fifty states and five continents. She has found her home in New England.

Teaching Interests

  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Research methods

Scholarly Interests

  • Intersectionality
  • Social Justice

Extracurricular Role

  • Volunteer with Petey Greene Program
  • Volunteer with RI DOC

Professional Affiliations

  • American Sociological Association
  • Sociology for Women in Society
  • Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • Triangle Institute for Security Studies
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Work and Family Researcchers Network


  • Plummer, Chelli(2021), "Women's Gendered Work Experiences in a Hyper-Masculine Organization."  Scientia Moralitas
  • Plummer, Chelli (2016), "Failed States and Connections to Terrorist Activity:  A Case Study." In TA Capron and SB Mizrahi's Terrorism and Homeland Security (197-211). LA: Sage Publications
  • Plummer, Chelli (2013), "Failed States and Connection to Terrorist Activity." International Journal of Criminal Justice Review


  • MS Sociology, North Carolina State University
  • PhD Sociology, North Carolina State University