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Professor Emeritus
Contact Info


B.A., Westminster College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia


Individual in Society, Sociology of Families, Sociology of Death and Dying.

Research Areas

Death and Dying, Families, Gender


2019. "Single/Never Married." MacMillan Encyclopedia of Famillies, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships. Pp. 813-815. Cengage Publications.

2014. "Compromising Positions: Unmarried Men, Heterosexuality, and Two Phase Masculinity." Men and Masculinities, 17, 2: 147-172.

2013. "Identity Twists and Turns: How Never-Married Men Make Sense of an Unanticipated Identity." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 42, 1: 29-61.

2007. "Men are Much Harder: Gendered Viewing of Nude Images", Gender and Society. October 2003. Reprinted in Men's Lives, 7th Edition. Michael Kimmel and Michael Messner (eds.), Allyn and Bacon.

Current Research:
End of Life Doulas and the Death Positive Movement

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