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Rachel La Touche

Rachel La Touche

Rachel La Touche is a current doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University. Her current research (and dissertation topic) focuses on how institutions structure the mental health experiences and outcomes of those within them. Her general research interests examine mental health, institutions, stratification/inequality, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

In addition to the research interests above, Rachel boasts an interdisciplinary and international teaching repertoire. To date, she has taught a number of courses for Indiana University's Department of Sociology including 'Research Methods'; 'Charts, Graphs and Tables'; and 'Statistics for Sociology' (Lab). In addition, she has taught 'Global Inequality and Cross-Comparative Methods' at the University of Mannheim-Germany (Spring 2013), and has served as a teaching assistant (Summer 2011 & 2012) for 'Methodological Issues in Quantitative Research on Race and Ethnicity' (MIQRRE) at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) summer program in Ann Arbor, MI. She currently teaches 'Public Oral Communication' for the Communication and Culture Department at Indiana University.