Accomplishments: Department of Sociology

January 18, 2023
Torisha Khonach (Sociology) published an article titled, "Feminine negotiations and patriarchal bargains: Contradictory resistance in women’s flat track roller derby," in the journal International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
December 12, 2022
Jessica Habashy, Stephen D. Benning, Brenna N. Renn (all Psychology), Elizabeth M. Lawrence (Sociology), and Shane W. Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper, "Psychometric properties of the eating disorder examination questionnaire: Factor analysis and measurement invariance by race/ethnicity and gender," in Eating Behaviors. 
November 22, 2022
Assistant professor Tirth Bhatta (Sociology) co-authored a chapter titled, “Vijay Prashad: A Biographical and Theoretical Sketch” with Moushumi Roy (Hampton University) and Moushumi Biswas (Langston University) in the volume, Neglected Social Theorists of Color, edited by David Dickens, Korey Tillman, and C. C. Herbison.
November 8, 2022
Simon Gottschalk (Sociology) has published a chapter titled, "Psychological Errors and Digital Rumors: Revisiting Two of Shibutani's Contributions," in the volume, Neglected Social Theorists of Color, edited by David Dickens, Korey Tillman, and C. C. Herbison (Lexington).
November 7, 2022
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) was interviewed and featured on Forbes.com about his book Vegas Brews: Craft Beer and the Birth of a Local Scene (NYU Press). Borer offers up some of his favorites in the article, "Las Vegas Craft Beers: A Sure Bet."
November 3, 2022
Ph.D. student Em Coombes (Sociology) recently published their co-authored article, “Disabled Sex Workers’ Fight for Digital Rights, Platform Accessibility, and Design Justice,” in Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ). The research examines how normative whorephobic, racist, ableist user experience (UX) social media…
November 2, 2022
Chenghui Zhang (Sociology) presented her research titled, "Constructing Racial Hate Crimes: The Complexity of Racial Identities," virtually at the University of Macau, department of sociology, on November 2, 2022. 
September 30, 2022
Nicole Santero (Sociology), Ph. D. student, co-authored research on "Community-based strategies for combating misinformation: Learning from a popular culture fandom" that was published in the Harvard Misinformation Review. Through the lens of one of the fastest-growing international fandoms, BTS ARMY, this study explores everyday misinformation…
September 12, 2022
Chenghui Zhang (Sociology) and colleagues published an article, "The Importance of Recurring Campus Surveys of Interpersonal Violence: An Analysis of Period and Cohort Effects," in the Journal of School Violence. 
September 9, 2022
Tirth Bhatta (Sociology), assistant professor, published an article titled, "Intersecting Early-Life Selection Mechanisms: Socio-Historical Changes in Racially Stratified Effects of Education on Functional Limitations in the United States," in the Journal of Aging and Health. Scholarship on sociohistorical changes in intersecting early-life…
August 31, 2022
Em Coombes (Sociology, CREA), along with other collaborators, published the Manifesto for Sex Positive Social Media. This manifesto sets out guiding principles that governments, policy-makers, platforms, and other stakeholders can take into account in their design, moderation, and regulation practices.  Human rights principles outline what sexual…
August 30, 2022
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) published a post about the mental health crisis among youth titled "Preserving the Health and Safety of U.S. Children" on the Population Reference Bureau website.