Shawn  Bingham

Shawn Bingham

Shawn Bingham
Assistant Professor


Office: CPR 209
Phone: 813/974-4344



Dr. Bingham completed undergraduate studies at Flagler College and then graduate programs at the University of Maryland and American University in Washington, D.C. While living in the D.C. area he served as a Research Fellow at the Center for Health and Disability Research. He has published books on Henry David Thoreau (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008) political art (Lexington, 2012), disability and humor (Lynn Rienner Press, 2016) and the bohemian South (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). His work has also appeared in the journals Disability and Rehabilitation, Managed Care Quarterly, Humanity and Society and Teaching Sociology. Dr. Bingham’s research area and teaching interests overlap through the concept of culture: he has completed a book on the humor as a form of social action, and likewise teaches a course on the social functions of humor in everyday life, which includes such settings as medicine, education, workplaces and even advertising. He is particularly interested in the ways in which humor can illuminate incongruities in everyday life, especially through irony and satire. He is currently researching the tiny house movement.