Publications and creative works by faculty in the Department of Sociology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, are collected here.


Submissions from 2022

Gender Threat : American Masculinity in the Face of Change, Dan Cassino and Yasemin Besen-Cassino (2022)

Submissions from 2021

Statistics : A Tool for Social Research and Data Analysis, Joseph F. Healey and Christopher Donoghue (2021)

Submissions from 2020

Sustainability Prospects for Autonomous Vehicles : Environmental, Social, and Urban, George Martin (2020)

Second Thoughts : Sociology Challenges Conventional Wisdom, Janet M. Ruane and Karen A. Cerulo (2020)

Submissions from 2019

Gender Threat and Men in the Post-Trump World: The Effects of A Changing Economy On Men’s Housework, Yasemin Besen-Cassino (2019)

Race, Threat and Workplace Sexual Harassment: The Dynamics of Harassment in the United States, 1997–2016, Dan Cassino and Yasemin Besen-Cassino (2019)

Submissions from 2018

The Cost of Being a Girl : Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap, Yasemin Besen-Cassino (2018)

Social Research Methods by Example : Applications in the Modern World, Yasemin Besen-Cassino and Dan Cassino (2018)

Sleep It Off: Bullying and Sleep Disturbances in Adolescents, Christopher Donoghue and Lisa J. Meltzer (2018)

Non-State Actors in the Regularisation of Undocumented Youths: The Role of the ‘Education Without Borders Network’ in Paris, Stephen Ruszczyk (2018)


Local governance of immigrant incorporation: how city-based organizational fields shape the cases of undocumented youth in New York City and Paris, Stephen P. Ruszczyk (2018)

Myths of Meritocracy: Caste, Karma and the New Racism, A Comparative Study, Vikash Singh (2018)

Hardwar: Spirit, Place, and Politics, Vikash Singh and Sangeeta Parashar (2018)

Submissions from 2017

Re(Searching) the Truth About Our Criminal Justice System: Some Challenges, Janet Ruane (2017)


Should Sociologists Stand Up for Science? Absolutely!, Janet M. Ruane (2017)


Race, the Condition of Neo-Liberalism, Vikash Singh (2017)


Race, the Condition of Neo-Liberalism, Vikash Singh (2017)

Uprising of the Fools : Pilgrimage as Moral Protest in Contemporary India, Vikash Singh (2017)

Submissions from 2016

Education and Youth Today, Yasemin Besen-Cassino (2016)

Introduction: Youth and Education in A Rapidly Changing World, Yasemin Besen-Cassino (2016)


Young people’s perceptions of advice about sexual risk taking, Christopher Donoghue, Consuelo Bonillas, Jennifer Moreno, and Melissa Cheung (2016)


Moving beyond the Emphasis on Bullying: A Generalized Approach to Peer Aggression in High School, Christopher Donoghue and Alicia Raia-Hawrylak (2016)


From land grab to agrarian transition? Hybrid trajectories of accumulation and environmental change on the Cambodia–Vietnam border, Timothy Gorman and Alice Beban (2016)


Of migrants and middlemen: Cultivating access and challenging exclusion along the Vietnam–Cambodia border, Timothy Gorman and Alice Beban (2016)

Introducing Social Research Methods : Essentials for Getting the Edge, Janet M. Ruane (2016)

Submissions from 2015


Virtual Instructor-Student Interaction: A New Method for Stimulating Class Participation in an Asynchronous Learning Network, Christopher Donoghue (2015)

The Sociology of Gender : A Brief Introduction, Laura Kramer (2015)

Second Thoughts : Sociology Challenges Conventional Wisdom, Janet M. Ruane and Karen A. Cerulo (2015)

50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality, Pepper Schwartz and Martha Kempner (2015)

Submissions from 2014

Consuming Work : Youth Labor in America, Yasemin Besen-Cassino (2014)


Becoming DACAmented: Assessing the Short-Term Benefits of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Roberto G. Gonzales, Veronica Terriquez, and Stephen Ruszczyk (2014)

Divisions & Integrations : The Expansion of Global Capitalism, Sangeeta Parashar and Yong Wang (2014)


Apologies of the Rich and Famous: Cultural, Cognitive, and Social Explanations of Why We Care and Why We Forgive, Janet M. Ruane and Karen Cerulo (2014)

Submissions from 2013


Challenging the Authority of the Medical Definition of Disability: An analysis of the resistance to the social constructionist paradigm, Christopher Donoghue (2013)


Moral Economy and the Upper Peasant: The Dynamics of Land Privatization in the Mekong Delta, Timothy Gorman (2013)

The National Social Distance Study: Ten Years Later, Vincent N. Parrillo and Christopher Donoghue (2013)


Religious practice and the phenomenology of everyday violence in contemporary India, Vikash Singh (2013)


Work, Performance, and the Social Ethic of Global Capitalism: Understanding Religious Practice in Contemporary India, Vikash Singh (2013)

Submissions from 2012


Professional Deceit: Normal Lying in an Occupational Setting, Janet M. Ruane and Karen Cerulo (2012)

Second Thoughts : Sociology Challenges Conventional Wisdom, Janet M. Ruane and Karen A. Cerulo (2012)

Submissions from 2011

Multicultural Grassroots Effort: To Reduce Ethnic & Racial Social Distance Among Middle School Students, David Brandwein and Christopher Donoghue (2011)


A Multicultural Grassroots Effort to Reduce Ethnic and Racial Social Distance among Middle School Students, Christopher Donoghue and David Brandwein (2011)

Inequality in a Globalizing World : Perspectives, Processes, and Experiences, Sangeeta Parashar and Yong Wang (2011)

Precarious Life and the Ethics of Care: Subjectivity in An Indian Religious Phenomenon, Vikash Singh (2011)

Submissions from 2010


Nursing home staff turnover and retention: An analysis of national level data, Christopher Donoghue (2010)


Traitor in our Midst: Cultural Variations in Japanese vs. Oklahoman Public Discourse on Domestic Terrorism in the Spring of 1995, Carl W. Roberts and Yong Wang (2010)

Modality Analysisa Semantic Grammar for Imputations of Intentionality in Texts, Carl W. Roberts, Cornelia Zuell, Juliane Landmann, and Yong Wang (2010)

Submissions from 2009


Death comes alive; technology and the re‐conception of death, Karen Cerulo and Janet M. Ruane (2009)


Leadership Styles of Nursing Home Administrators and Their Association With Staff Turnover, Christopher Donoghue and Nicholas G. Castle (2009)

Submissions from 2008


The Percentage of Beds Designated for Medicaid in American Nursing Homes and Nurse Staffing Ratios, Christopher Donoghue (2008)


Marginalized By Race And Place: Occupational Sex Segregation In Post-Apartheid South Africa, Sangeeta Parashar (2008)


Marginalized by race and place: Occupational sex segregation in post-Apartheid South Africa, Sangeeta Parashar (2008)

Gender and Nonstandard Work Hours in 12 European Countries, Harriet B. Presser, Janet C. Gornick, and Sangeeta Parashar (2008)

The Forum: Second Thoughts On Presidential Politics, Janet Ruane and Karen A. Cerulo (2008)


The once and future information society, James B. Rule and Yasemin Besen-Cassino (2008)


Agency: The Internal Split of Structure, Yong Wang (2008)

Submissions from 2007


Coming Together: New Taxonomies for the Analysis of Social Relations, Karen Cerulo and Janet M. Ruane (2007)

Organizational and Environmental Effects On Voluntary and Involuntary Turnover, Christopher Donoghue and Nicholas G. Castle (2007)

From the Sublime to the Obscene: Modalities of Totalitarianism and Jouissance, Yong Wang (2007)

The Forum Mailbox, Amy L. Wax, Jennifer Glass, Jeremy Reynolds, Norval D. Glenn, Scott Coltrane, Janet Ruane, Susan Markens, Julie E. Press, Laura Kramer, Kathleen Gerson, and Paula England (2007)

Submissions from 2006


Exploitation or Fun?: The Lived Experience of Teenage Employment in Suburban America, Yasemin Besen-Cassino (2006)


Voluntary and Involuntary Nursing Home Staff Turnover, Christopher Donoghue and Nicholas G. Castle (2006)


Women's Changing Attitudes Toward Divorce, 1974–2002: Evidence for an Educational Crossover, Steven P. Martin and Sangeeta Parashar (2006)


Demographic change and response: social context and the practice of birth control in six countries, Sangeeta Parashar, Harriet B. Presser, Megan L. Klein Hattori, Sara Raley, and Zhihong Sa (2006)

Submissions from 2005


Updating the Bogardus social distance studies: A new national survey, Christopher Donoghue and Vincent N. Parrillo (2005)


Moving beyond the mother-child dyad: Women's education, child immunization, and the importance of context in rural India, Sangeeta Parashar (2005)


Actantial analysis Greimas’s structural approach to the analysis of self-narratives, Yong Wang and Carl W. Roberts (2005)

Submissions from 1993

Tolerance Revisited: The Case of Spousal Force, Janet Ruane (1993)

Tolerating Force: A Contextual Analysis of the Meaning of Tolerance, Janet Ruane (1993)

Submissions from 1992

Technological Ties That Bind: Media-Generated Primary Groups, Karen A. Cerulo, Janet Ruane, and Mary Chayko (1992)

Submissions from 1990

The Police and CMHCS: The Transition from Penal to Therapeutic Control, Janet Ruane and Karen A. Cerulo (1990)