Jacqueline Joslyn

About Jacqueline Joslyn

Jackie Joslyn is a 5th year doctoral candidate with an interest in institutional change, social networks, organizations, and economic development. For her dissertation, she is reexamining Weber's ideas concerning rationality and written texts. Her thesis is that rational interpretation may contribute to institutional change, rather than stability, through organizational splintering in some cases. She is conducting historical research on the Stone-Campbell movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 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. Jackie has several working papers, some of which are under review. She and Corey M. Abramson currently have a paper under review with American Sociological Review on the effects of cultural logics on social network manipulation among terminally ill cancer patients, a situation marked by high uncertainty. They also co-authored "The Promises of Computational Ethnography" (forthcoming in Ethnography).




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Jacqueline Joslyn
Office: SS 416


Dissertation Title

Reconsidering Weber: The Role of Written Texts in Institutional Change

Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology

Social Networks

Social Issues in America

Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (Lab)