Ph.D. Student


  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Concentration:

    • Environmental Sociology
    • Food and Agriculture
    • Quantitative Methods
  • Department:

    • Sociology
  • Education:

    • M.A. Sociology, Colorado State University
    • B.S. Sociology, Appalachian State University
    • B.A. Philosophy, Appalachian State University


km barnhardt is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology. Their Master's thesis, followed Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of habitus, focusing on farmers markets as facilitators of eco-habitus using an original national survey of farmers market managers and quantitative methodology. They currently serve as a graduate teaching assistant for the Department of Sociology. They have previously worked with CSU’s McNair Scholars, and graduate research assistant for the Prison Agriculture Lab. Before coming to CSU, they attended Appalachian State University in Boone NC, where they obtained degrees in sociology and philosophy and participated in peer education. When not working they enjoy watching movies, bouldering and collecting books.