Jacqueline Joslyn

About Jacqueline Joslyn

Jackie Joslyn is a doctoral candidate with an interest in institutional change, social networks, organizations, and development. For her dissertation, she is exploring a unified conceptualization of relationships that addresses some concerns with social network theory and measurement. 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.

Selected Publications

Joslyn, Jacqueline. 2019. “Bribery in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Mediating Effects of Institutional Development and Trust.” Socius, 5: 1-17.

Joslyn, Jacqueline. 2018. “A Comparison of Sources of Business Acumen for Entrepreneurs Originating from Developed and Developing Countries. Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 33(1):101-114.

Abramson, Corey M., Jacqueline Joslyn, Katharine A. Rendle, et al. 2018. “The Promises of Computational Ethnography: Improving Transparency, Replicability, and Validity for Realist Approaches to Ethnographic Analysis.” Ethnography, 19(2): 1-31.



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Contact Information

Jacqueline Joslyn
Office: SS 416


Dissertation Title

Disjointed Fluidity

Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology

Social Networks

Social Issues in America

Sociology of Gender

Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (Lab)

God in the Movies