Associate Professor of Sociology

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Ph.D. (sociology) Princeton University

B.S. (sociology) James Madison University

  • Social Inequality
  • Sexuality
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Social Statistics

2016.  “Symbolic Boundaries.” Ch. 25 in The Sage Handbook of Cultural Sociology. edited by David Inglis and Anna-Mari Almila. London: Sage.

2014. “’Own It!’: Constructions of Masculinity and Heterosexuality on Reality Makeover Television.” with Alexander Davis and Laura Rogers. Cultural Sociology. 8(3):258-274.

2010. Conquering Stereotypes in Research on Race and Gender. Sociological Forum, 25(1): 161-166. with Alexander K. Davis.
2005. Making Multiculturalism: Boundaries and Meaning in US English Departments. Stanford University Press.
2001. " Opinion Polarization." with Paul DiMaggio and John Evans, American Journal of Sociology.
1999. "Multiculturalism as a Moving Moral Boundary: Literature Professors Redefine Racism." in Michèle Lamont's (ed.), The Cultural Territories of Race: Black and White Boundaries. University of Chicago Press. (in "the pink book")
1996."Anything but Heavy Metal": Symbolic Exclusion and Musical Dislikes." American Sociological Review.
1996. " Have Americans' Social Attitudes Become More Polarized?" with Paul DiMaggio and John Evans. American Journal of Sociology.

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