Professor of Sociology, Department Head

eckba@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education

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

Teaching

Sociology of Families; Individual in Society; Families, Cultures, Societies

Research

Families, Gender, Culture, Self and Society

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.

Recent Study:
Exploring the lives of middle-aged single men with a focus on identity, masculinity, and cultural perceptions.

Affiliated Status

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