Jacqueline Joslyn

Ph.D. Student

Jackie Joslyn is a doctoral candidate with an interest in social psychology, social networks, organizations, and development. For her dissertation, she is exploring a unified conceptualization of relationships that links together different perspectives of networks. Her study incorporates the classical work of Mead and Cooley to advance a new concept called disjointed fluidity, or the condition of relationships as consisting of remembered and imagined episodes. She presented her preliminary work at the 2018 Junior Theorists Symposium. Her research on disjointed fluidity is ongoing and focuses on mentorship in academia. For her master's research, she conducted a pilot study on small business entrepreneurs in Tucson. The study explored the institutions and networks affecting entrepreneurs' access to start-up capital. Some of her findings are published as a research note in the Journal of Rural Social Sciences. Jackie has several working papers, some of which are under review. She and Corey M. Abramson recently co-authored "The Promises of Computational Ethnography" in Ethnography. In 2019, she received one of the University of Arizona's Centennial Achievement Award, which honors students who overcome obstacles and made significant contributions to their community while attaining their degrees.

Dissertation Title: "Disjointed Fluidity: Relationships as Remembered and Imagined Events"

Dissertation Committee: Joseph Galaskiewicz (Co-Chair), Robin Stryker (Co-Chair, Purdue), Ronald Breiger, Brian P. Hilligoss