Faculty, Staff & Students

Tenure-Track Faculty

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Littisha Bates

Associate Professor (PhD, Arizona State University), Sociology

150 McMicken Hall

513-556-6501

Sociology of Education; Early Childhood Education; Racial and Ethnic Stratification; Demography; Quantitative Research Methods; Immigration

Littisha Bates CV
 
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Danielle Bessett

Associate Professor (PhD, New York University), Sociology

1022 Crosley Tower

513-556-4717

Danielle Bessett is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty affiliate at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, where she teaches courses on medicine, family, and reproduction. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she received her Master’ degree and Ph.D. from New York University and held the prestigious Charlotte Ellertson Social Science Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2008-2010. Her current research projects examine patient experiences of abortion care and disparities in contraceptive access, prenatal care, and infant mortality. Bessett co-leads OPEN, the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network, which conducts rigorous, interdisciplinary research to assess the reproductive health and well-being of Ohioans in the context of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies. Her research has also been supported by the National Science Foundation, among other funders, and has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Sociology of Health & Illness, and Women's Health Issues. Bessett's monograph on women's pregnancy experiences, Pregnant with Possibilities: Constructing Normality in Stratified Reproduction, is forthcoming with New York University Press. She is a past board member of the academic Society of Family Planning, where she led the Junior Fellows Committee, and recently concluded her term as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Sociological Association's Medical Sociology section.  Bessett received the 2004 Dr. Mary P. Dole Medical Fellowship from the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association; the 2007 Rose Laub Coser Best Dissertation Proposal in Family or Gender Studies from the Eastern Sociological Society; and the Cincinnati Women’s Political Caucus’s 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award; she is most proud of her student-initiated honors, including the 2012 “Professor Funnybone” award for funniest Sociology professor and the 2017 UC Women's Center Woman of the Year award for mentoring. When Bessett is not working, you may find her hiking, knitting, traveling, reading, and/or spending time with friends. An ice cream aficionado, Bessett enthusiastically dances to 80's music and tries to prevent her three mischievous cats from burning through all of their nine lives.

Danielle Bessett CV
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Steve L Carlton-Ford

Professor (PhD, University of Minnesota), Sociology

1009 Crosley Tower

513-556-4716

Peace, War, and Social Conflict; Sociology of Development; Militarization, Armed Conflict, Social Development; Life Changes; Quantitative Analysis; Research Methodology

Steve Carlton-Ford CV
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Annulla Linders

Co-Editor of Social Problems (with Earl Wright II and Derrick Brooms), Associate Professor (PhD, SUNY Stony Brook), Sociology

1001 Crosley Tower

513-556-4710

Qualitative Methods; Historical and Comparative; Social Movements; Culture; Capital Punishment; Abortion

Annulla Linders CV
 
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David J Maume

Professor of Sociology (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Undergraduate Director , Sociology

1007 Crosley Tower

513-556-4713

David J. Maume is Professor of Sociology and Fellow of the Graduate School, University of Cincinnati.  His teaching and research interests are in gender-work-family, and inequality.  

Dave Maume CV
 
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Jeffrey M. Timberlake

Professor & Director of Graduate Studies (PhD, University of Chicago), Sociology

1004 Crosley Tower

513-556-4704

Jeffrey M. Timberlake is Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. His research interests are in the sociology of population, urban sociology, race and ethnicity, and quantitative research methods. Recent projects include analyses of racial and ethnic residential segregation, housing discrimination in American cities, exposure of children to neighborhood poverty and violence, and urban demographic change from 1970 to 2020.

Jeff Timberlake CV

Educator Faculty

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Katherine Jones

Assistant Professor Educator, A&S Sociology

1003 Crosley Tower

513-556-4750

Dr. Castiello Jones' research focuses on gender, sexuality, and culture. Her current research projects examine abstinence promotion in the US, and movements (re)claiming sexuality after experiences with purity culture. They also write extensively on topics related to games and game design including sexuality in games, inclusive design, and integrating feminist theories of play into game design scholarship. 
In addition to their research, they been writing table-top and live-action role-playing games (larps) for over a decade. Dr. Castiello Jones' games have been featured at festivals such as Indiecade and BlackBox Copenhagen, and she was an invited guest at The Smoke festival in London in 2020. 

Adjunct Faculty

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Roberta Marilyn Campbell

Sociology

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Amy Cassedy

Research Associate, Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Assistant Professor-Adjunct, Sociology, Sociology

1023 Crosley Tower

513-556-1003

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C. James Park

Instructor - Adjunct, Sociology

Crosley Tower

513-556-4700

James received is BA from Albright College in Criminology and Political Science. He received his MA in Sociology from University of Cincinnati. His research interests are in political sociology, deviance and social control, criminology, culture and immigration.
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Marcus Christopher Vines

Instructor - Adjunct, Sociology

Crosley Tower

513-556-4700

Marcus Vines received his BA in sociology from the University of Cincinnati. His research interests include gender, specifically masculinity, popular culture, sociology of the body, race, and class.

Affiliate Faculty

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Michael L. Benson

Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate, CECH Criminal Justice

660P Teachers College

513-556-5830

Michael L. Benson received his PhD in sociology from the University of Illinois in 1982. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and a former President of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium of the National White-Collar Crime Research Center.  In 2017, he received the Gilbert Geis Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division on White-Collar and Corporate Crime of the American Society of Criminology.  He has published extensively on white-collar and corporate crime in leading journals, including Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Social Problems.  His book, Combating Corporate Crime: Local Prosecutors at Work was awarded the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems Division on Crime and Juvenile Delinquency.  In 2016, he co-edited The Oxford Handbook on White-Collar Crime with Shanna R. Van Slyke and Francis T. Cullen.  The 3rd edition of his book, White-Collar Crime: An Opportunity Perspective, co-authored with Sally S. Simpson will be published in 2018. He has also authored two editions of Life-Course Criminology: An Introduction. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control, and private research foundations. 
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Francis T. Cullen

Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus , CECH Criminal Justice

660-O Teachers College

513-556-5834

Professor Cullen received his Ph.D. in sociology and education from Columbia University in 1979.  He is a past President and Fellow of both the American Society of Criminology and of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.  He was the recipient of the 2010 ASC Edwin H. Sutherland Award. From 2010 to 2014, he served on the Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board for the U.S. Department of Justice.  He has published more than 300 works in the areas of criminological theory, correctional policy, white-collar crime, public opinion about crime and justice, victimology, and the organization of knowledge.  His most notable books include Reaffirming Rehabilitation, Rethinking Crime and Deviance Theory, Corporate Crime Under Attack: The Ford Pinto Case and Beyond, and Unsafe in the Ivory Tower: The Sexual Victimization of College Women.  He has authored widely used texts, such as Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences, Criminological Theory: Past to Present—Essential Readings, and Correctional Theory: Context and Consequences.  His most recent works include Communities and Crime: An Enduring American Challenge and Environmental Corrections: A New Paradigm for Supervising Offenders in the Community.  In the graduate program, he continues to teach Structural Theories of Crime and Criminal Justice Research Practicum.
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Ashley M Currier

Professor, Department Head of , A&S Women's Studies

3428E French Hall

513-556-1774

Ashley Currier is a sociologist who studies lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizing in Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, and South Africa. 

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Ben H. Feldmeyer

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, CECH Criminal Justice

660-R Teachers College

513-556-5814

Professor Feldmeyer received his B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from The Ohio State University in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Penn State University in 2007.  His research focuses on criminal behavior and criminal sentencing across demographic groups, social class, and social context.  His work pays particular attention to the effects of structural conditions on violent offending across race/ethnicity and addresses such questions as:  (1) What effect (if any) does immigration have on community levels of crime, and do these relationships vary across different social contexts and demographic groups?  (2) How do factors like racial/ethnic segregation and concentrated disadvantage shape community levels of crime, and are these effects similar for Black, White, and Latino populations?  (3) Have race/ethnic, gender, and age gaps in crime changed over time, and to what degree are these trends due to changes in enforcement versus changes in large-scale social forces?  (4) How are racial/ethnic disparities in sentencing outcomes influenced by community context?  His recent work has appeared in Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Social Problems, Social Science Research, Sociological Forum, The Sociological Quarterly, Population Research and Policy Review, and Homicide Studies
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Amy C Lind

Taft Research Center Director & Faculty Chair / Mary Ellen Heintz Professor, A&S Women's Studies

1100 EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center

513-556-0675

Amy Lind is Mary Ellen Heintz Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is currently serving as UC's Taft Research Center Director & Faculty Chair. Prior to this, she served as Head of the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from August 2015 through December 2018 and as Graduate Director for four previous years. In 2017-2018, she also served as Provost Fellow, in which capacity she oversaw assessment and reaccreditation in the College of Arts & Sciences. She holds faculty affiliations in Sociology, Romance & Arabic Languages & Literatures, the Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies Program, and the School of Planning/DAAP.

Dr. Lind's areas of scholarship and teaching include urban studies, global political economy, development and postcolonial studies, Global South/transnational social movements, feminist and queer theory, and studies of neoliberal governance. A qualitative researcher with great interest in people's stories of survival and resistance, she has lived, worked and conducted research in Latin America for over four years, including in Euador, Peru, Bolivia, and Venezuela. She is the author of Gendered Paradoxes: Women’s Movements, State Restructuring, and Global Development in Ecuador (Penn State University Press, 2005), and editor of four volumes, including Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance (Routledge, 2010) and Feminist (Im)mobilities in Fortress(ing) North America: Rights, Citizenships and Identities in Transnational Perspective (Ashgate Publishing, 2013, co-edited with Anne Sisson Runyan, Patricia McDermott and Marianne Marchand). Her new book, Constituting the Left Turn: Resignifying Nation, Economy and Family in Postneoliberal Ecuador (with Christine Keating), addresses the cultural, economic, and affective politics of Ecuador's postneoliberal Citizen Revolution. She has held distinguished visiting professor positions in Ecuador, Bolivia and Switzerland and has delivered over fifty invited lectures at institutions around the world.

See her UC Taft Research Center Foreign Correspondent interview here
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Holly Y McGee

Assistant Professor, A&S History

McMicken Hall

513-556-2405

Hailing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Holly Y. McGee specializes in U.S. History and African American History, with an emphasis on black women’s activist and intellectual history, comparative political activism in the United States and South Africa, and popular culture in the twentieth century.  Secondary specialties include local histories of the American South, South African women’s history, and oral histories.  Currently, Dr. McGee teaches undergraduate courses in black history and film, culture and counterculture, and African American history in early and colonial America.

Presently, Dr. McGee is conducting research for her book, a biographical oral history of South African activist Elizabeth Mafeking.  Mafeking was one of four women featured in Dr. McGee's dissertation, “When the Window Closed: Gender, Race, and (Inter)Nationalism, the United States and South Africa, 1920s-1960s,” which put into conversation existent and new scholarship regarding black radical women of the Left in the United States and South Africa during the twentieth century and was primarily concerned with the evolution of women’s protest from localized issues of race-based discrimination to international, anti-colonial protests of the era. 

Dr. McGee’s most recent publication credit, “‘It was the wrong time and they just weren’t ready’: Direct-action protest at Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical & Normal College (AM&N),” appeared as a reprint in Arsnick: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas, an edited collection on SNCC’s pivotal role in transforming the status of racial discrimination in Arkansas in the 1960s.  Additionally, she has forthcoming articles in the fields of local Arkansas history, and South African women's history.
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Leila Rodriguez

Associate Professor, A&S Anthropology

450 Braunstein Hall

513-556-5783

Affiliate faculty, Department of Africana Studies
Affiliate faculty, Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures
Affiliate faculty, Department of Sociology
Affiliate faculty, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
Collaborator, Central American Population Center (University of Costa Rica)

I am a cultural anthropologist and demographer whose research centers on the local integration dynamics of migrants. A second line of research examines the use of culture as judicial evidence – in the form of anthropological expert testimony – in legal conflicts that involve immigrants and refugees. 


Regional interests: Central America, Latin America, U.S.

 

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Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama

Associate Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexualities, A&S Women's Studies

3314 French Hall

513-556-6654

Born and raised in Colombia, South America, Dr. Sanmiguel-Valderrama practiced law in Colombia for five years before migrating to Canada in her late 20s.  Dr. Sanmiguel-Valderrama earned her LLM in international human rights law at the University of Ottawa, where she also worked at the Human Rights Research and Education Center co-directing a women's project with CEMUJER in El Salvador (Central America) funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).  In 2004, she graduated with her Ph.D. in Law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, where she was also affiliated to CERLAC, The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University.

On the basis of extensive fieldwork in Colombia, her research and publications examine the contradictions between neoliberal international trade and military aid on the one hand, and respect for individual and collective human rights –in particular labor, environmental, and equality rights for women and racial minorities—on the other hand. These relationships and contradictions are examined through case studies where both trade and human rights laws and practices are in operation: first, the Colombian export-led flower industry. Her upcoming book (2012) is provisionally titled “No Roses Without Thorns: Trade, Militarization, and Human Rights in the Production and Export of Colombian Flowers” (click here to see book prospectus). Second, though the case of NAFTA and undocumented migration of Mexican and Central American into the USA.

Dr. Sanmiguel -Valderrama have published various articles in prestigious international academic journals presenting her research findings on the interrelationship between globalization, international trade, militarism, social reproduction, and human rights from multidisciplinary and transnational anti-racist feminist approaches. Her research have been supported by competitive grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, and the University of Cincinnati Research Council. Professor's Sanmiguel-Valderrama current areas of research and teaching are family-work conflict under globalization, the relationships between military aid, trade, and human rights in Colombia, feminist mothering, women, gender and law, international women's rights, and women's labor rights.

Emeriti Faculty

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Jan L. Bending

Professor Emerita, Sociology

1002 Crosley Tower

513-556-4706

Jan Bending is a Field Service Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Cincinnati. Her specialization is in the area of applied and clinical sociology, sociology of rehablitation, and substance abuse.
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Paula J Dubeck

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

1018 Crosley Tower

513-556-4700

Having received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University, Paula teaches courses about complex organizations, barriers to equality, and professional women. Her areas of research include women in professions; women in organizations and politics; and women and work. A reviewer for several professional journals and granting agencies, Professor Dubeck is coeditor of Women and Work: A Handbook, (Garland Publishing, 1996) which was also published in paperback by Rutgers University Press (1997). Her past publications include "Women and Access to Political Office" and "Recruitment of Industrial Management Personnel: Indicators of Sexism." Former president of the Association for Women Faculty, she has served on numerous committees in the Center for Women's Studies.
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T. David Evans

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

1006 Crosley Tower

513-556-4706

I am a member of the faculty in the Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati where I teach introduction to sociology, deviance and social control, criminology, and sociology of law classes.  My previous teaching areas include introduction to criminal justice; white collar and corporate crime; media and crime: and criminal courts.  Research areas include white collar crime, socilogy of law, and criminological theory
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William E Feinberg

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

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Norris R Johnson

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

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David Cramer Lundgren

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

513-221-6249

 

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Daisy Quarm

Associate Professor (PhD, University of Michigan), Sociology

1603 Crosley Tower

513-556-4700

Race; Class; Gender

Daisy Quarm CV
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Gerald S Reid

Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Sociology

Gerald joined the UC faculty in 1968 and has had the privilege of teaching and working in four different UC colleges.  He has held numerous administrative positions including Department Coordinator, Assistant Dean, Academic Director, and Director of Undergraduate Studies.  During his time at UC he has seen many changes – to the physical campus, to administrative practices, to the role of administrators and faculty, to the way courses are taught, and to the expectations and needs of students in the classroom.  He has received numerous teaching and service awards during his tenure at UC, but he says that he is most honored when a student from an earlier time makes the effort to say, “Thank you!”
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Phillip Neal Ritchey

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

1014 Crosley Tower

513-556-4712

I am a Sociologist with an extensive background in basic research and policy analysis.  I have extensive research and consulting experience and have taught methodology and statistics for over 3 decades.  I am very knowledge about programming and data management. I am knowledgeable about methodology (e.g., research designs, sampling, weighting of data with complex designs, and questionnaire construction); structural equation modeling (e.g., confirmatory factor analysis, path analysis, and combined structural equation measurement models); measurement (e.g., modeling based on classical measurement theory and item response theory); and specialized analytical procedures, including simulations, negative binomial and Poisson regression for skewed and truncated distributions, hazard or event history models, random effects modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, individual growth modeling, and path analysis combining OLS and regression coefficients based on non-OLS regression equations.  Additionally, I have an extensive background in research reporting and writing.

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Dana Vannoy

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

239-592-0458

Staff

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Amanda Rose Hogeland

Financial Administrator 1, Sociology

Crosley Tower

513-556-4720

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Evajean S O'Neal

Business Administrator, Sociology

1210B Crosley Tower

513-556-6657

Graduate Students

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Nola Ann Almageni

Sociology

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Ahmed Nasser Alwulaii

Sociology

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Rasha H Aly

Sociology

Rasha Aly graduated from Ohio State University with her bachelor’s degree.  She received her Master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in December 2011.  Presently, she is also working on her doctoral degree in sociology, also from the University of Cincinnati.  Her interests include domestic violence, criminology, victimology, Disney and pop culture.
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Hemin Khzir Aziz

Student Worker, Sociology

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Aalap Bommaraju

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

Aalap Bommaraju (they/them) explores how social movements shape institutional change in reproductive health policy. Their dissertation is a 3.5-year ethnographic account of how social movements transformed the way that abortion care is paid for in the state of Illinois. They also serve as a Co-Investigator in the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network, where they lead an interview-based study of contraceptive policy administration among Ohio's safety-net healthcare organizations. They are a sociologist of reproduction with specialization in medical sociology, social movements, and the sociology of race and ethnicity.

Research Articles
Hasselbacher, Lee, Carmela Zuniga, Aalap Bommaraju, Terri-Ann Thompson, and Debra Stulberg. 2021. “Lessons Learned: Illinois Providers’ Perspectives on Implementation of Medicaid Coverage for Abortion.” Contraception. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2021.02.008.

Bommaraju, Aalap, Megan Kavanaugh, Melody Hou, and Danielle Bessett. 2016. “Situating stigma in stratified reproduction: Abortion stigma and miscarriage stigma as barriers to reproductive healthcare.” Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 10:62-69. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2016.10.008.
 
Bommaraju, Aalap, Jennifer Malat and Jennifer L. Mooney. 2015. “Reproductive Life Plan Counseling and Effective Contraceptive Use among Urban Women Utilizing Title X Services.” Women’s Health Issues 25(3):209-215. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2015.02.005.

Research Papers Under Review
Kim, Emily, Sachika Singh, Aalap Bommaraju, Alison Norris, and Danielle Bessett. ““We have to respect that option”: The Abortion Aversion Complex in Ohio’s Contraceptive Safety Net.” Revise and resubmit at Social Science and Medicine.
 
Book Review
Bommaraju, Aalap. 2018. “Teenage Pregnancy, Parenting, and Intergenerational Relations.” Sociology of Health & Illness 40(6):1106–8. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12712
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Sarah Elizabeth Bostic

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

Sarah (She/They) is a 2nd year PhD student in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. Sarah's research interests include Feminist and Sociological theoretical and qualitative approaches to social stratification and intersections of gender, race, class, and ability. They are interested in working-class processes of knowledge production and dissemination, and specifically how epistemic authority functions in the divide between white working-class men and the educated elite. They study the discursive ways in which working-class knowledge and experience are devalued as legitimate sources of knowledge. In her master’s thesis, she argues that white working-class men are increasingly alienated from Progressive politics through classist and ableist rhetoric. Continuing this work, she hopes to explore how White Christian Nationalism and the QAnon movement are implicated in white working-class knowledge production.

Sarah's secondary interests involve disability, fat, and queer studies, and the ways in which deviations from the able-bodied, heterosexual, normative body are regulated through biopolitical discourse.

Sarah Bostic's CV
 
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Jeremy Aaron Brenner-Levoy

Graduate Assistant , Sociology

Hello! My name is Jeremy Brenner-Levoy (they/them) and I am a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati.

I am a scholar of play and play cultures. My research focuses primarily on how masculinity, whiteness, and heterosexuality structures access to and privilege within play spaces. I am especially interested in using mixed methods research to understand how individuals' experiences are grounded in the experiences of larger communities.

My thesis used a survey and interviews to understand how queer men experience, understand, address, and cope with harassment in online video games. My most recent published work focused on gender, identity, and body in cosplay (a portmanteau of costume and play). I am currently working on multiple papers as part of the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network (OPEN), as well as individual research on queer identity formation and care work in video games. I currently work as a project manager for OPEN’s Experiences of People Seeking Abortion project.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading fantasy books, watching anime, playing video games, and caring for my many plants and cats. 
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Marcus Anthony Brooks

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

Marcus (he/him) is a Taft and Yates Fellow and PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Cincinnati.  He researches race and racism, culture, and the internet. In his work Marcus interrogates how discourse and media are used to propagate racist and antiracist ideologies.His work has been published in Sociological Spectrum and Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, including the first-ever publication using primary historical documents to unearth the life and work of a little-known Atlanta University sociologist, Augustus Granville Dill. His dissertation project, You Can’t Talk About That in the #CancelCulture: Technological Impacts on Racial Discourse examines how technological structures mediate how we talk about race on social media. Marcus has two cats, Nina and Billie, and lives in Nashville. 

[MBrooks] CV
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Molly Rose Broscoe

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

Molly Broscoe is a PhD Student in the sociology department with research interests in social movements, mass violence, gender, and race. She earned her MA from UC Sociology in 2021, her thesis was titled: 'Who’s the Alpha Male Now, Bitches’: Masculinity Narratives in Mass Murder Manifestos. She is currently developing her dissertation on how the anti-abortion movement uses public space. She has been published with colleagues in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, the American Journal of Public Health, and the American Journal of Cultural Sociology. She is currently a teaching fellow at University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash. 
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Sarah Ashley Nicole Collins

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

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Darryl Daniels

Sr Academic Advisor, Sociology

810 D Old Chemistry Building

513-556-1569

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Harold F Dawson

Instructor - Adjunct, Sociology

Crosley Tower

513-556-4700

Harold earned his Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Marshall University. He graduated again from Marshall with a Master’s degree in Sociology, focusing his thesis research on the way in which critical social theories could be applied to Hollywood disaster films. Harold has earned his doctoral candidacy from the University of Cincinnati with a specialization in cultural sociology.  He is currently working on a doctoral dissertation that will explore the complexities of  televised news' visual reproduction of disaster.

Harold has presented his work at gatherings of the North Central Sociological Association. His current research interests include media, popular culture, social movements, sociological theory, and social stratification.

 
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Maralyn Doering

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

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Keri Eason

Senior Academic Advisor and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology

Keri Eason is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include Asian American Identity, Higher Education, and Pop-Culture.

Keri received her B.A. from Northern Kentucky University in 2010. She earned her M.A. in English from Northern Kentucky University in 2013. Keri began her career at Gateway Community & Technical College as an Academic Advisor for the Nursing Program. She worked as an Academic Advisor for the University of Cincinnati's Center for Exploratory Studies between 2015-2017. Keri has taught College Success Skills and Discovering UC. She began the Sociology PhD program at University of Cincinnati in the Fall of 2018.
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Madeline Olivia Flores

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

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Kathleen R Gish

Sociology

Kathleen Gish began her career at Sinclair Community College as a Post-Secondary Enrollment Option student in 1998.  From there, she pursued a Bachelor's Degree at Wright State University, from which she earned a BA in 2004.   From 2005-2007 she attended University of Kentucky, and earned her MA in 2010.  Beginning in 2007, Kathleen was an instructor at Sinclair Community College.  She has taught Introduction to Sociology, Cultural Diversity, Social Problems, Race & Ethnicity, and the Sociology of Popular Culture with an emphasis on Gastronomy.   She began the PhD. program  at University of Cincinnati in the Fall of 2013.  Her research interests include inequalities, political sociology, social movements, and the sociology of food. 

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Orlaith Heymann

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

I am a seventh-year Ph.D. candidate (previously a Taft Fellow and Graduate School Dean's Fellow) in the sociology department at the University of Cincinnati. I am fundamentally a sociologist of social institutions, in that I examine how people navigate institutional policies and cultures, particularly in contentious social fields such as sex education and abortion. As a result of my focus on educators, schools, and health care settings, I have developed expertise in the sociology of health, reproduction, education, sexuality, and work.

In my dissertation reserach I examine the challenges of teaching sexual health in K-12 schools by interviewing sex educators across the United States. To support my research, I received grant support from the National Science Foundation and from the Kunz Center for Social Research and the Taft Research Center, both at the University of Cincinnati. I also received fellowship support from the Graduate School and Taft Research Center at UC, and a national scholarship award from PEO International.

In the past I have coordinated large, multi-site and multi-project research studies. From 2013-2015 I worked with an addiction research team at Boston Medical Center, coordinating two clinical studies on injection drug use, addiction, and opioid prescribing practices. From 2018-2019 I worked as a Project Manager and Research Trainee for the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network, a 9-project research initiative which conducts social-science research on the reproductive health of Ohioans, focusing particularly on reproductive health equity, access, and autonomy.

A great benefit of my research on sex educators is that it has informed my teaching by highlighting how students’ and educators’ identities and life experiences shape the teaching and learning process. These connections between my research and teaching reinforce my excitement about teaching a diverse student body and motivate my continued growth as an instructor. I have independently developed and taught the following courses: Sociological Theory (in person), Sociology of Culture (in person and online), Sociology of Reproduction (in person), Media & Society (online), and Introduction to Sociology (in person).

For a list of peer-reviewed publications, external/internal grants and awards, service activities, and professional experience, please see my CV:

Heymann CV
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Shobha Pai Kansal

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

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Juliana Linnea Madzia

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

I'm a third year MD/PhD Student at the University of Cincinnati, primarily interested in how big data can be used to understand health disparities and influence public policy. I study health outcomes of racial and gender minority communities, currently focusing on environmental and neighborhood influences on maternal morbidity and mortality. 
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Annie Katherine McGhee

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

Annie McGhee is a MA/PhD student in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati.  She is also working towards certificates in Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies and Film & Media Studies at U.C.. Her broad research interests include medicine, gender and sexualities, media, and education.

A native of Cincinnati, OH, Annie received her B.S. in Mathematics from Xavier University in 2019.   

Her thesis focuses on how those who identify as LGBTQ understand their sex education experiences in private, religiously affiliated high schools.  Other current projects focus on abortion embodiment as well as representations of motherhood and disability in media.  
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Brittney Shaniece Miles

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

Brittney Miles is a 5th year PhD student in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati, where she is an Albert C. Yates fellow. She has completed the Graduate Certificate in Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UC and her MA in Sociology. Her research interests center Black girlhood, specifically in the areas of sexuality, disability, and embodiment & beauty. She holds a MEd in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education from DePaul University. She recently completed her thesis titled "Black Girls’ Meaning-Making of School Discipline in Cincinnati". She is currently in the early stages of her dissertation exploring Black women and girls' beauty work in fashion, hairstyling, and makeup. She is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Taft Dissertation Fellowship and PEO Scholar Award. Follow her on Twitter at @BlkSchlr_BMiles.

See her full CV here.
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Jennifer Marie Money

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

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Zoe Katarina Muzyczka

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

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Michael Lawrence Parrish

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

Michael Parrish is a second year PhD student in the department of sociology.  He holds a B.A. in sociology from The Ohio State University and a M.S. in sociology from Florida State University.  His area of interests explores inequality in the areas of race, class and gender.  His primary of interest examines post-secondary education with special emphasis on secondary to post-secondary matriculation with a focus on attaining a college degree. Moreover, his interest interrogates the campus environments unique to post-secondary institutions and the factors that contribute to graduation rates among disadvantaged and advantaged students with special focus on increasing graduation rates among students from racial minority populations.
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Roderick L Pearson

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

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Kyle Neal Shupe

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

I am a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. I hold a MA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Cincinnati and a BA in Sociology from Bowling Green State University with minors in Sexuality Studies and Political Science.

I study queer men's sexual identities, communities, and practices as well as the social organization of desire. In my current work, I explore queer men's cruising strategies and the surveillance and regulation of public sex.

I'm currently the Managing Editor at Social Problems, the official publication for the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

In my free time, I enjoy reading good books and watching bad TV.
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Chad Jamison Sloss

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

Chad J. Sloss is a fourth year doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati. He earned his B.A in Sociology, Psychology, and Cultural Anthropology from Antioch College and a M.A in Conflict Engagement and Management from McGregor Midwest. Interests: Sociology of Education, Culture, and Conflict Analysis/Engagement.
Teaching Experience: Intro to Sociology, Social Stratification, Social Problems, Popular Culture, Race and Ethnicity, Managing Race and Racism, Cultural Anthropology, Global Communities, Understanding Conflict in a Changing World, Interpersonal Conflict and Intercultural Conflict.
 
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Anthony Jerome Stone

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

Anthony Jerome Stone Jr. is a PhD student in the department of sociology at the University of Cincinnati. Anthony holds a Master of Arts in sociology from The University of Memphis and a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in Political Science, Pre-Law, where he focused his studies on race relations, history, and communications. As a sociologist, Anthony’s research focuses on Black studies, American Indian Studies, race, racial representations in the media, social psychology and identity formation, and racial rhetoric to name a few. In his dissertation, he examines how Black men (re)negotiate race, masculinity, and personhood with respect to the (Black) cinematic characters they consume.
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Kierra Nicole Toney

Graduate Assistant, Sociology

Kierra Toney is a fourth-year Ph.D. student whose research interests include Race and Education with a particular emphasis on how schools teach Black students about racial inequality, both in the past and the present. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2017.
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Marcus Christopher Vines

Instructor - Adjunct, Sociology

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Marcus Vines received his BA in sociology from the University of Cincinnati. His research interests include gender, specifically masculinity, popular culture, sociology of the body, race, and class.