Department of Sociology

Recent Faculty Research

Potter, Deborah A.  “Situated Motives of Lay Participants in Community Collaboratives for Children’s Mental Health.” Qualitative Health Research, 26(3):426-437. DOI: 10.1177/1049732315570127. 

Rajack-Talley, Theresa A., Siobhan E. Smith, Latrica E. Best, Margaret U. D’Silva, Lindsay J. Della, and Deborah A. Potter. “Epistemological Inclusiveness in Researching the African-American Community.” International Journal of Social Science Methodology. Advance 2016 online publication available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13645579.2016.1187460.

Sinski, Jennifer B.; Carini, Robert M.; and Weber, Jonetta D. Forthcoming.  "Putting (Big) Black Dog Syndrome to the Test: Evidence from a Large Metropolitan Shelter."  Anthrozoös.

Leonard, Melinda A.; Damjanovic, Branka; Simic, Goran; and Aldikacti Marshall, Gul (2016) "Peace Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Effects of Ingroup Identification, Outgroup Trust and Intergroup Forgiveness on Intergroup Contact," Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 23: No. 1, Article 4.

Högnäs, Robin S. and Heidi Williams. Forthcoming. “Maternal Kinship Involvement and Father Identity among Fragile Families” Journal of Family and Economic Issues.

Högnäs, Robin S. and Jason R. Thomas. 2016. “Birds of a Feather Have Babies Together?: Family Structure Homogamy and Union Stability among Cohabiting Parents.”  Journal of Family Issues 37(1): 29-52.

Dr. Bob Carini; "Turkey Is The New Superfood, Friendsgiving Alters Tradition And Other Millennial Holiday Lessons." (Forbes, 2016)

Department Spotlight

Former MA student, Nancy Steinmetz

Nancy Steinmetz earned her MA in sociology in 2012 and is currently a part-time lecturer in the Department of Sociology at UofL.  Nancy tell us, "As a “non-traditional” student, I returned to U of L to complete my undergraduate degree after 30 years (U of L and I were on a break), and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I completed my undergraduate degree [in sociology] in 2009 then went into the graduate program for my master’s...My master’s thesis focus was crime and victimization and an abbreviated version of my research was published in The Journal of Criminal Justice shortly after I [graduated]...Sociology in general helped me see society/societies in a more organized and thoughtful way.  One may ask, “What can I do with a sociology degree?”…to which I would answer, there isn’t a field of work where a sociology degree isn’t relevant, applicable, or even needed.  The ideas, concepts, and foundations that students of sociology acquire, can be used in every type of employment opportunity."

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