Dr. Micah A. Pyles

Dr. Micah A. Pyles
Visiting Assistant Professor & Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

Areas of expertise:

  • Environmental Sociology 
  • The Bioeconomy
  • Political Economy of Medicine and Health
  • International Development and Stratification
  • Race and Ethnicity


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Colorado – Boulder, 2022
  • Certificate in College Teaching, University of Colorado – Boulder, 2022
  • B.A., Sociology, Valdosta State University, 2014


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About Dr. Micah A. Pyles

Micah is an enthusiastic teacher, researcher, and mentor passionate about working with students at the collegiate level. His dissertation research examined processes of bodily commodification as natural capital, with a particular focus on life science bioproduction and the industry’s increasing use of structurally disadvantaged human bodies as sources of commodifiable value.

His teaching and research meet at the intersection of environmental sociology, political economy, international development, and race-ethnicity. He has taught a broad range of courses, each designed to illuminate the multitude of ways in which systems of structural privilege, disadvantage, and oppression operate in students’ everyday lives.