Ezzell.2019.jpg image


Professor of Sociology and Sociology Program Coordinator
Year Started at JMU: 2009
Contact Info

Office: 214 Sheldon Hall
Google Scholar Page


BA (Women's Studies), UNC-Chapel Hill
MA (Sociology), UNC-Chapel Hill
PhD (Sociology), UNC-Chapel Hill

  • The Development of Sociological Thought and Method
  • Microsociology
  • The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
  • The Sociology of Gender
  • The Sociology of Interpersonal Violence
  • Contemporary American Culture

Race/Class/Gender Inequality, Symbolic Interaction, Social Psychology, Qualitative Methodology, Critical Media Studies, Social Theory, Feminist Theory, Public Sociology


2020. Ezzell, Matthew B., Jennifer A. Johnson, Ana J. Bridges, and Chyng F. Sun. "I (Dis)Like it Like That: Gender, Pornogrpahy, and Liking Sex." Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0092623X.2020.1758860

2019. Wright, Paul J., Chyng Sun, Ana Bridges, Jennifer A. Johnson, and Matthew B. Ezzell. “Condom Use, Pornography Consumption, and Perceptions of Pornography as Sexual Information in a Sample of Adult U.S Males.” Journal of Health Communication. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2019.1661552

2019. Johnson, Jennifer A., Matthew B. Ezzell, Ana J. Bridges, Chyng F. Sun. "Pornography and Heterosexual Women's Experiences with a Partner." Journal of Women's Health. Published online: https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2018.7006

2018. Gengler, Amanda M., and Matthew B. Ezzell. “Methodological Impression Management in Ethnographic Research.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 47(6): 807-833. DOI: 10.1177/0891241617744861

2018. Wright,Paul J., Ana J. Bridges, Chyng Sun, Matthew B. Ezzell, & Jennifer A. Johnson. "Personal Pornography Viewing and Sexual Satisfaction: A Quadratic Analysis." Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy44:3, 308-315, DOI: 10.1080/0092623X.2017.1377131

2017. Ezzell, Matthew B. “Current Controversies: Pornography and Violence Against Women,” in Claire Renzetti, Jeffrey Edleson, and Raquel K. Bergen (eds) Sourcebook on Violence Against Women (3rd Edition, pps. 219-225). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

2016. Bridges, Ana J., Chyng Sun, Matthew B. Ezzell, and Jennifer Johnson. "Sexual Scripts and the Sexual Behavior of Men and Women who Use Pornography." Sexualization, Media, & Society.

2016. Sun, Chyng, Matthew B. Ezzell, and Olivia Kendall. "Naked Aggression: The Meaning and Practice of EOWF." Violence Against Women.

2015. Ezzell, Matthew B. “Healthy for whom? – Males, men, and masculinity: A reflection on the doing (and study) of dominance,” in CJ Pascoe and Tristan Bridges (eds) Exploring masculinities: Identity, inequality, continuity and change (pps. 188-197). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

2014. Sun, Chyng, Ana Bridges, Jennifer A. Johnson, and Matthew B. Ezzell. "Pornography and the male sexual script: An analysis of consumption and sexual relations.Archives of Sexual Behavior.

2014. Ezzell, Matthew B. “Pornography makes the man: The impact of pornography as a component of gender and sexual socialization.” In Jacob Held and Lindsay Coleman (eds), The philosophy of pornography: Contemporary perspectives(pps. 17-34). Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield.

2014. Ezzell, Matthew B. “Men’s use of pornography.” In Cynthia Carter, Linda Steiner and Lisa McLaughlin (eds) Routledge Companion to Media and Gender (pps. 473-482). New York: Routledge.

2013. Ezzell, Matthew B. “Getting the Story Right: A Response to ‘The Feminist Ethnographer’s Dilemma.’” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol. 42(4): 439-450.

2013. McQueeney, Krista, Matthew B. Ezzell, Kenneth H. Kolb and Sherryl Kleinman. “Sociologjia dhe studimet gjinore: Riprodhimi i pabarazisë nëpërmjet “dallimit” [Sociology and Gender Studies: Reproducing Inequality through “Difference”], in Fatos Tarifa (ed.), Shkencat e shoqërisë: Sociologjia si disiplina integruese për studimin e jetës së shoqërisë, me parathënie nga Anthony Giddens [The Sciences of Society: Sociology as the Integrative Discipline for the Study of Social Life, Foreward by Anthony Giddens](pps. 617-643). Tirana, Albania: Onufri.

2012. Kleinman, Sherryl, and Matthew B. Ezzell. “Opposing ‘both sides’: Rhetorics, reproductive rights, and control of a campus women’s center.” Women’s Studies International Forum, Vol. 35(6): 403-414.

2012. Ezzell, Matthew B. “‘I’m in control’: Compensatory Manhood in a Therapeutic Community.” Gender & Society.Vol 26(2): 190-215.

2009. Kleinman, Sherryl, Matthew B. Ezzell and A. Corey Frost. “Reclaiming critical analysis: The social harms of ‘bitch.’” Sociological Analysis, Vol. 3(1):46-68.

2009. Ezzell, Matthew B. “‘Barbie dolls’ on the pitch: Identity work, defensive othering, and inequality in women’s rugby.” Social Problems, Vol. 56(1):111-131.

2009. Ezzell, Matthew B. “Pornography, lad mags, video games, and boys: Reviving the canary in the cultural coal mine.” In Olfman, S. (Ed), The sexualization of childhood (pp. 7-32). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

2007. Pleasants, Robert and Matthew Ezzell. “Thinking beyond achievement: Teaching gender sociologically.” In Diem, J. & Helfenbein, R. (Eds.). Unsettling beliefs: Teaching theory to teachers. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.

2002. Kleinman, Sherryl and Matt Ezzell. “The King’s English: A Campus Fable.” Feminist Teacher. Vol. 14 (2):179-184. Reprinted: (2003). In Kimmel, M, & Ferber, A.L. (Eds). Privilege: A reader (pp. 173-180). Cambridge, MA: Westview Press.


Back to Top