Courses currently taught at NMU: Introductory Sociology (SO101) and Women, Men, and Social Inequality (SO262).
Research interests focus on medical power relations and gender, specifically issues relating to medicalization and the social construction of the body. Delivered numerous papers at sociology conferences, including “Negotiating Normatively Gendered Embodiment,” a paper presented at the 2004 American Sociological Association meetings in San Francisco.
Member of the American Sociological Association, New York State Sociological Association, and the Midwest Sociological Association.
Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2000 (Sociology)
M.A. Southern Illinois University, 1991 (Sociology)
B.S. Illinois State University (Sociology)
Teaching and professional History
2004 – current Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, Assistant Professor
2001 – 2004 Utica College, Utica, NY, Assistant Professor
2000 – 2001 Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, Visiting Professor
1996 – 1999 University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, Adjunct Instructor
1991 – 1996 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Adjunct Instructor
1990 – 1995 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Research Assistant
1989 – 1990 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, Research Assistant
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