Kody Steffy

Kody Steffy is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University. Previously, Kody was a senior researcher at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) in Oslo, Norway, where he remains an affiliated researcher. He has also built and directed the office of IU Undergraduate Research at Indiana University and served as faculty at Michigan State University. Kody earned his PhD from Indiana University and completed his undergraduate work at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.

Kody studies how people build meaningful lives, focusing primarily on paid work. He is especially interested in the challenges created by increasing precarity, bureaucratic structures, and broader inequalities. He has published on the classed experiences of underemployed college graduates, the moral worldviews of millennials, gender inequalities in science, the effects of career pressures on academic research, and religion in the workplace. He also has an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning and has published on student reading practices. 

For more information about his published works or current projects, please see his CV or contact him directly at ksteffy@indiana.edu

Kody also has a background and interest in documentary photography. If you're curious, you can see some of his work here.