Thomas DeGloma received his B.A. in History and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University. He joined the faculty at Hunter College as an Assistant Professor in September 2009. He specializes in the areas of culture, cognition, memory, symbolic interaction, and sociological theory. His research interests also include the sociology of time, knowledge, autobiography, identity, and trauma. Professor DeGloma is currently writing a book titled Awakenings: Autobiography and the Social Logic of Personal Discovery (under contract with University of Chicago Press). This work explores the stories people tell about life-changing discoveries of “truth” and illuminates the ways that individuals and communities use autobiographical stories to weigh in on salient moral and political controversies. Professor DeGloma has also published articles in Social Psychology Quarterly, Symbolic Interaction, and Sociological Forum and is an Associate Editor of Symbolic Interaction. He teaches courses on interpersonal behavior (microsociology/symbolic interaction), classical and contemporary sociological theory, and cognitive sociology.