Publications Authored or Co-Authored by Graduate Students

Graduate students in sociology at UA routinely publish original research in a number of competitive venues. These publications include sole authorships in peer-reviewed journals based on MA or dissertation research, collaborations between students and faculty, as well as collaborations between students. The list below contains selected publications by our current graduate students, as well as by former graduate students if published or accepted before they received their PhDs. See the websites and CVs of individual graduate students for more complete listings of all publications.

2017 and forthcoming

  • Abramson, Corey, Jacqueline Joslyn, Daniel Dohan. Forthcoming. “The Promises of Computational Ethnography.” Ethnography.
  • Andrews, Hannah, Terrence D. Hill, and William C. Cockerham. Forthcoming. "Educational Attainment and Dietary Lifestyles." In Brea Perry and Sara Shostak Advances in Medical Sociology Volume 18: Food Systems and Health. Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Pfaffendorf, Jessica. Forthcoming. “Sensitive Cowboys: Privileged Young Men and the Mobilization of Hybrid Masculinities in a Therapeutic Boarding School.” Gender & Society.
  • Pfaffendorf, Jessica. Forthcoming. “Reflections on Rehab: Navigating the Disparate System of Substance Abuse Treatment.” In Negotiating the Challenges of Conducting Deeply  PersonalResearch. Eds. Nowakowski, Alexandra and J.E. Sumerau. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Publishing Group.


  • Eliza Benites-Gambirazio et al., « Une promotion immobilière sous contraintes environnementales. Les logiques sociales du périurbain dans les Desert Cities de l’Ouest étasunien », Revue française de sociologie 2016/4 (Vol. 57), p. 735-765. DOI 10.3917/rfs.574.0735
  • Rodriguez-Lonebear, Desi. 2016. “Building a data revolution in Indian Country.” Pp. 253–72 in Indigenous data sovereignty: toward an agenda, edited by J.Taylor and T. Kukutai. Canberra : Australia National University Press.
  • Greene, Alison, Kendra Thompson-Dyck, Megan S. Wright, Monica Davis, and Katie Haverly.  2016. “Community Engagement: Perspectives on an Essential Element of Juvenile Drug Courts    Implementing Reclaiming Futures.”  Drug Court Review X(1): 116-154.
  • Korchmaros, Josephine, Kendra Thompson-Dyck, and Rodney Haring.  Forthcoming.  “Professionals’ Perceptions of and Recommendations for Matching Juvenile Drug Court Clients to Services.”  Children and Youth Services Review.
  • McBee, David J., and Erin Leahey. 2016 "New Directions, New Challenges: The Trials and Tribulations of Interdisciplinary Research." In Investigating InterdisciplinaryCollaboration Theory and Practice Across Disciplines, edited by Scott Frickel, Mathieu Albert and Barbara Prainsack, 27-46. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.
  • Taylor, Malaena and Kate Gunby. 2016. “Moving Beyond the Sound Bite: Complicating the Relationship between Negative Television News Framing and In-Depth Reporting on Activism”Sociological Forum 31(3).
  • Rivas, Ricardo and Michael Gibson-Light. 2016. “Exploring Culture through In-Depth Interviews: Is it Useful to Ask People What They Think, Mean, and Do?”[“Explorando fenómenos culturales a través de entrevistas en profundidad: ¿de qué sirve preguntar a las personas acerca de lo que piensan, de lo que quierendecir y de lo que hacen?”] Cinta de Moebio. 57:316-329.
  • Vila-Henninger, Luis Antonio.  Forthcoming.  “The Moral Economies of Self-interest: The Popular Confluence of Norms of Self-interest and Norms of Solidarity.”  Sociological Perspectives. 
  • Vila-Henninger, Luis Antonio.  Forthcoming.  "Understanding Symbolic Boundaries and Improving Quantitative Analysis of Social Exclusion by Improving the Operationalization of Boundary Work."  Sociology Compass.


  • Bacon, Tracy. 2015. "Framing the Family Meal: A Comparison of Social Market Campaigns and Parents' Views" Journal of Family Issues
  • Grant, Don, Katrina Running, Kelly Bergstrand, and Richard York. Forthcoming. "Energy Efficiency, Carbon Pollution, and Rebound Effects: The Case for U.S. Powerplants." Energy Policy
  • Henley, Megan. 2015. "Alternative and Authoritative Knowledge: The role of Certification in Defining Expertise Among Doulas" Social Currents
  • Henley,Megan. 2015. Women’s Success in Academic Science:Challenges to Breaking through the Ivory Ceiling. Sociology Compass 9(8): 668-680.
  • Lengyel B, Varga A, Ságvári B, Jakobi Á, Kertész J (2015) Geographies of an Online Social Network. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137248. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137248
  • Rambotti, S. 2015. "Recalibrating the spirit level: An analysis of the interaction of income inequality and poverty and its effect on health." Social Science & Medicine
  • Rambotti, S. 2015. “Response to Pickett and Wilkinson.” Social Science & Medicine.




  • Adler, Gary. 2012. "An Opening in the Congregational Closet? Boundary-Bridging Culture and Membership Privileges for Gays and Lesbians in Christian Religious Congregations." Social Problems 59(2): 177-206.
  • Anderson, Katheryn Freeman, and Andrew S. Fullerton. 2012. "Racial Residential Segregation and Access to Health Care Coverage: A Multilevel Analysis." Research in the Sociology of Health Care 30: 133-158.
  • Cain, Cindy L. 2012.  “Integrating Dark Humor and Compassion: Identities and Presentations of Self in the Front and Back Regions of Hospice.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 41(6): 668-694.
  • Cain, Cindy L. 2012. "Emotions and the Research Interview: What Hospice Workers Can Teach Us." Health Sociology Review 21(4): 396-405.
  • Hedegard, Danielle. 2012. "Becoming a Capoerista: A Situational Approach to Consuming a Foreign Cultural Good." Sociological Inquiry 82(4): 510-531.
  • Melamed, David. 2012. "Deriving Equity from Expectations: A Cross-Cultural Evaluation." Social Science Research 41(1): 170-181.
  • Melamed, David. 2012. "The Effects of Legitimacy and Power on Perceptions of Fairness." Sociological Focus 45: 125-142.
  • Roth, Louise Marie, and Megan M. Henley. 2012. “Unequal Motherhood: Inequality in Cesarean Sections in the United States.” Social Problems 59, 2: 207-227.
  • Running, Katrina. 2012. “Examining Environmental Concern in Developed, Transitioning and Developing Countries.” World Values Research 5(1):1-27.
  • Varga, Atilla. 2011. "Do Organizational Network Studies Constitute a Cohesive Communication Field? Mapping the Citation Context of Organizational Network Research." The Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology 15(5): 348-363.
  • Whitham, Monica M.  2012.  "Community Connections: Social Capital and Community Success."  Sociological Forum 27(2): 442-458.