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Contributing to Sociology through Publications and Other Accomplishments

We begin this listing by congratulating several individuals on their special accomplishments since publication of the Fall 2018 issue of Sociology News.

WSU Sociology faculty and graduate students undertake creative research that contributes to our understanding of the causes and consequences of human behavior. During the past year, department members have successfully completed more than 50 publications on a variety of issues. They range from gender and family caregiving, to how changes in marijuana laws are affecting people throughout the United States. Other issues include military behaviors, renewable energy, and the ways that normative behaviors are maintained. The breadth of research under way is essential for supporting our graduate and undergraduate teaching efforts.

The publications and grants included here are for all faculty and graduate students in 2018 and forthcoming 2019, not reported in the Fall 2018 issue of Sociology News. Faculty names are bolded, graduate student names are bolded and followed by an asterisk. Former graduate students are identified by degree completion year.

(Professional presentations and special service to the discipline are reported annually in Fall issues of Sociology News.)

Congratulations to:

Lindsey Beltz* who received $32,000 from the National Institute of Justice to support her dissertation research, “Assessing Perceived Effects of I-502: A Survey on Recreational Cannabis in Washington State.” Clay Mosher and Jennifer Schwartz are supporting this research as co-PIs on the grant. Additionally, Beltz will be defending her doctoral dissertation in the coming months and will relocate to Boise, Idaho, to start her position as a Market Research Associate at Advantage Solutions SMART.

Azdren Coma* who has accepted an appointment on the Appeals Board of the Community Standards Board at WSU, completing approximately 20 hours of training in preparation.

Jacobs Hammond* who was elected as Council Member of the American Sociological Association Section on Teaching and Learning (fall 2018-present). In March Hammond also successfully defended his dissertation, “Parenting and Working in The Digital Age: A Qualitative Examination of Intensive Parenting and Ideal Worker Norms.”

Xiaoqu Huang* who, in fall 2018, successfully defended her master’s thesis: “The Interaction between Education and Adolescent Socioeconomic Status on Adult Health Behaviors.”

Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson who was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  She was also elected to the executive committee of the international Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies.

Christie Miksys* who, in March, successfully defended her master’s thesis, “Just A Few Bad Apples? Perceptions of Sexual Assault on College Campuses.”

Sam Mindes who, in March, successfully defended his dissertation at Michigan State University: “Emigrant America: Estimating and Envisaging Expatriation to Canada and Mexico.”

Sarah Morton* who, in February, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “The Gendered Substructure of Stem: A Quantitative Analysis of Organizational Culture, Organizing Processes, and the Proportion of Female Graduates in Six Disciplines.” She also landed a position as a data scientist with Engie Insight in Spokane. (Read about it here.) In fall 2018, Morton defended her MS in statistics.

Kyle Rakowski* who, in fall 2018, successfully defended his master’s thesis, “Provisional Features of Right and Wrong: Varying Interpretations of Teen Sex Norms.”

Sadie Ridgeway* who in fall 2018, successfully defended her master’s thesis, “Weight Status, Stigma, and Well-Being in Adolescents: Exploring Gender and Race.”

Adam Roth* who accepted a postdoc at Indiana University and will be working with Dr. Brea Perry, starting in August.

Sarah Whitley whose work on food insecurity was featured recently in the CAS Story Hub. Joe Astorino (PhD, 2015) also is featured for his local work with the Community Action Center.

Recent and forthcoming publications:

Tach, L., Edin, K., Halpern-Meekin, S., & Amorim, M. 2018. “As good as money in the bank: Building a personal safety net with the earned income tax credit.” Social Problems, spy001, published online.

Haskins, A., Amorim, M., & Mingo, M. 2018. “Parental incarceration and child outcomes: Those at risk, evidence of impacts, methodological insights, and areas of future work.” Sociology Compass, 12(3), e12562.

Bugden, D., Stedman, R. “A synthetic view of acceptance and engagement with smart meters in the United States.” Energy Research and Social Science (in press).

Bugden, D., Stedman, R. 2018. “Rural landowners, energy leasing, and patterns of risk and inequality in the shale gas industry.” Rural Sociology.

Jacquet, J., Junod, A., Bugden, D., Wildermuth, G., Fergen, J., Fershee, J., Schafft, K., Brasier, K., Glenna, L., Hagley, P., Stedman, R., Kay, D., Kelsey, T. 2018. “A decade of Marcellus shale: Impacts to people, policy, and culture from 2007 to 2017 in the greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.” The Extractive Industries and Society.

Clarke, C., Bugden, D., Evensen, D., Boudet, H., Jacquet, J., Stedman, R. “Communicating about Climate Change, Unconventional Energy Development, and ‘Fracking.’” Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change (in press).

Burke, Jordan* and Katrina Running. 2019. “Role Identities and Pro-environmental Behavior among Farmers.” Human Ecology Review 25(1).

Cervantes, Marissa* and Jennifer Sherman. Forthcoming. “Isn’t that the Cycle? An examination of the intergenerational transmission of violence among low-income women.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Collazo Jr., Jose (PhD, 2018)* and Julie A. Kmec. 2019. “Organizational Emphasis on Inclusion as a Cultural Value and Third-Party Response to Sexual Harassment.” Employee Relations 41:52-66.

Dahlem, Jonathan*. Forthcoming. “Analysis of Ocean-Space and Sea Level Rise Policy in Two Coastal Cities.” Coastal Management.

Kranjac, Ashley W., Justin T. Denney, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, Brady S. Moffett, and Keila N. Lopez. Forthcoming. “Child Obesity and the Interaction of Family and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Context.” Population Research & Policy Review.

Denney, Justin T., Jarron M. Saint Onge, Bridget K. Gorman, and Patrick M. Krueger. Forthcoming. “Health and Health Behaviors Among Same-sex and Different-sex Coupled Adults with and Without Children.” Health and Well-being of Sexual Minority Couples. Rutgers University Press: Newark, NJ.

Caballero, Mariah, Solmaz Amiri, Justin T. Denney, Pablo Monsivais, Perry Hystad, and Ofer Amram. 2018. “Estimated Residential Exposure to Agricultural Chemicals and Premature Mortality by Parkinson’s Disease in Washington State.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(12):2885-96.

Kranjac, Ashley W., Justin T. Denney, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, Brady S. Moffett, and Keila N. Lopez. 2018. “Neighborhood and Social Environmental Influence and Chronic Health Conditions in Children.” Population and Environment 40(2):93-114.

Denney, Justin T., Rachel Tolbert Kimbro and Gregory Sharp. 2018. “Neighborhoods and Food Insecurity in Households with Young Children: A Disadvantage Paradox?” Social Problems 65:342-359.

Denney, Justin T., Jarron M. Saint Onge, and Jeffrey A. Dennis. 2018. “Neighborhood Disadvantage and Mortality: Insights for Racial and Ethnic Differences.” Population Research & Policy Review 37:301-321. doi:10.1007/s11113-018-9461-9

Cenegy, Laura Freeman, Justin T. Denney, and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro. 2018. “Family Diversity and Child Health: Where Do Same-Sex Couple Families Fit?” Journal of Marriage and Family. 80:198-218. doi:10.1111/jomf.12437

Dillman, Don A. In Press. Chapter 2. Asking the right Questions in the right way: six needed changes in questionnaire evaluation and testing methods. Advances in Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation, and Testing, edited by P. Beatty, D. Collins, L. Kaye, J. Padilla, G. Willis, and A. Wilmot. Wiley: Hoboken, NJ.

Dillman, Don A. 2019. Forward to: Persaud, Devonish and Persaud, Nuts and Bolts of Research Methodology: From Conceptualization to Write-Up. Ian Randle Publishers; Kingston, Jamaica.

Dillman, Don A. 2019. PAPOR Honorary Life-time Member Spotlight: “Some thoughts about PAPOR and the last fifty years.” The PAPOR Trail. Winter Issue, p.5.

Hammond, Jacobs Wayne* and Emily Huddart-Kennedy. 2018. “Power and Politics in the (Work-Life) Balance: A Mixed Methods Evaluation of the Risks and Rewards of Downshifting.” Power & Politics in Sustainable Consumption Research & Practice, edited by L. Middlemiss, M. Martiskainen and C. Isenhour. New York: Routledge.

Horne, Christine and Emily Huddart Kennedy. 2018. “Explaining Support for Renewable Energy: Commitments to Self-Sufficiency and Communion.” Environmental Politics. (Additional media coverage).

Horne, Christine, Naa Dodua Dodoo, and F. Nii-Amoo Dodoo. 2018. “The Conditionality of Norms: The Case of Bridewealth.” Social Psychology Quarterly 81(4):319-339.

Horne, Christine, Justine Tinkler, and Wojtek Przepiorka. 2018. “Behavioral Regularities and Norm Stickiness.” Social Research: An International Quarterly, special issue on Changing Social Norms 85(1):93-113. (Invited).

Przepiorka, Wojtek and Christine Horne. 2018. “How Can Consumer Trust in Energy Utilities Be Increased? The Effects of Prosocial, Proenvironmental, and Service-Oriented Investments.” Organizations and Environment.

Kennedy, Emily Huddart and Christine Horne. Forthcoming. “Green Distinctions: Do Eco-Friendly Practices Earn Social Status?” Socius.

Dodoo, Naa Dodua, Christine Horne, and F. Nii-Amoo Dodoo. Forthcoming. “Status, Reference Groups, and Gendered Norms: The Case of Bridewealth.” Social Problems.

Johnson, Erik W and Phillip Schwadel. Forthcoming. “Political Polarization and Long-term Change in Public Support for Environmental Spending.” Social Forces.

Johnson, Erik W. and Phillip Schwadel. Forthcoming “It’s not a cohort thing: age, cohorts, and long-term variation in support for the environment.” Environment and Behavior.

Olzak, Susan and Erik W. Johnson. Forthcoming. “The Risk of Occupying a Broad Niche for Environmental Social Movement Organizations.” Mobilization.

Brady, David, Agnes Blome, and Julie A. Kmec. Forthcoming. “Work-Family Reconciliation Policies and Women’s and Mother’s Labor Market Outcomes in Rich Democracies.” Socioeconomic Review.

Kennedy, Emily and Julie A. Kmec. 2019. “Is There an ‘Ideal Feeder’? How Healthy and Eco-friendly Food Consumption Choices Impact Judgments of Parents.” Agriculture and Human Values: 1-15.

Kennedy, Emily H. and Julie A. Kmec. 2018. “Reinterpreting the Gender Gap in Household Pro-Environmental Behavior.” Environmental Sociology 4: 299-310.

Leupp, Katrina. Forthcoming. “Even Supermoms Get the Blues: Employment, Gender Attitudes, and Depression.” Society and Mental Health.

Leupp, Katrina. Forthcoming. “Bargaining Bonus or Breadwinning Burden? Wives’ Relative Earnings, Childrearing, and Depression.” Sociological Perspectives.

Lindstedt, Nathan*. Forthcoming. Structural Topic Modeling for Social Scientists: A brief case study with social movement studies literature, 2005-2017. Social Currents.

Gilham, Patrick, Nathan Lindstedt*, Bob Edwards and Erik W. Johnson. Forthcoming. “The Mobilizing Effects of Threat and Opportunity.” Sociological Perspectives.

Maclean, Alair.  2018. “A Few Good Men and Women: Gender, Race, and Status in the Wartime Volunteer Military.” Population Research and Policy Review 37(4): 591-613.

Meredith Kleykamp,  Meridith, Crosby Hipes, and Alair MacLean. 2018. “Who Supports Veterans and Who Exaggerates their Support?” Armed Forces & Society 44(1):92-115.

MacLean, Alair. Forthcoming. “Military Service and the Socioeconomic Attainment of French Men, 1940-1980” in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.

MacLean, Alair, Meredith Kleykamp, and John Robert Warren. 2018. “Retirement Trends among Male Veterans from World War II to Vietnam.” In Long-Term Outcomes of Military Service: Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing edited by Avron A. Spiro, III, Richard A. Settersten, Jr., and Carolyn M. Aldwin. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Morton, Sarah (PhD 2019)*. Forthcoming. “Understanding Gendered Negotiations in the Academic Dual-Career Hiring Process.” Sociological Perspectives.

Mosher, Clayton J. and Scott Akins (PhD, 2002)2019.  In the Weeds: Demonization, Legalization and the Evolution of U.S. Marijuana Policy.  Temple University Press.

Mosher, Clayton, and Scott Akins (PhD, 2002). 2018. Substance Abuse. In, Javier Trevino, ed. Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Jensen, Eric (PhD, 1978), Clayton Mosher, Jurg Gerber (PhD, 1988), and Kate Angluski. “Progress at the state level versus recent regress at the federal level: Changes in the social consequences of the U.S. war on drugs.” Contemporary Drug Problems (in press).

Mosher, Clayton, and Scott Akins (PhD, 2002). Forthcoming. “Marijuana legalization: Myths and realities.” In Stacy Mallicoat (ed.). Crime and Criminal Justice. Concepts and Controversies (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mosher, Clayton, and Scott Akins (PhD, 2002). Forthcoming. “Recreational marijuana legalization in Washington State – Benefits and harms.” In, Tom Decorte, Simon Lenton, and Chris Wilkins (eds.) The Coming Cannabis Revolution? Regulatory Models for Recreational Cannabis Markets. UK: Routledge.

Roth, Adam*. Forthcoming. “Informal Caregiving and Network Turnover Among Older Adults.” Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 

Schwartz, Jennifer and Lindsey Beltz*. 2018. “Trends in Female and Male Drunken Driving Prevalence over Thirty Years: Triangulating Diverse Sources of Evidence” (1985-2015). Addictive Behaviors 84:7-12.

Hsieh, Ming Li and Jennifer Schwartz. 2018. “Female violence and gender gap trends in Taiwan: Offender-behavioral changes or net-widening enforcement explanations?” Feminist Criminology. 13(1): 28-58. DOI: 10.1177/1557085115626798.

Zhang, Hong (PhD, 2018)* and Julie A. Kmec. 2018. “Non-normative Connections between Work and Family: The Gendered Career Consequences of Being a Dual-career Academic.” Sociological Perspectives 61: 766-786.

Zhang, Hong (PhD, 2018)*, Julie A. Kmec, Tori Byington. Forthcoming. “Gendered Career Decisions in the Academy: Job Refusal and Job Departure Intentions among Academic Dual-Career Couples.” Review of Higher Education.