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Aaron C. Foote
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Phone: (860) 297-2480 Office Location: Seabury Hall N-031
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Trinity College faculty member since 2021 View office hours for Fall 2021
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A., Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., Michigan State Univ.

Aaron Foote is an urban sociologist and community activist from Flint, Michigan. His current research examines the social, political, and economic factors that led to the Flint Water Crisis, specifically detailing how state and suburban actors colonized water rights in Southeast Michigan, ultimately leading to the poisoning of tens of thousands of Black Flint residents. Aaron’s research also sheds light on the lived experiences of the thousands of families who fought back and were directly impacted by this tragedy.

In the classroom, Aaron engages students through open discussion, experiential learning and collaboration, in order to connect students’ lived experiences to larger social systems and processes. Aaron challenges students to interrogate what they believe to be true, via evidence-based discourse, in the hopes that this will facilitate new ideas and perspectives.

Aaron received his B.A. in Social Relations and Policy from Michigan State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.