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Jade Avelis

Jade Avelis

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Dissertation Title: "Social Stratification and Primary Caregiving Fathers"

Dissertation Committee:  Jessica L. Collett (chair), Mary Ellen Konieczny, Elizabeth McClintock, Terence McDonnell

Research and Teaching Interests: Gender, Marriage and Family, Religion, Social Psychology, Work-Nonwork Balance

Karen Hooge Michalka

Karen Hooge Michalka

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Dissertation Title: "Embodied Cultural Transitions in Latino Protestant Congregations"

Dissertation Committee:  Mary Ellen Konieczny (co-chair), Lynette Spillman (co-chair), Jennifer Jones, Terence McDonnell, Christian Smith

Research and Teaching Interests: Culture, Immigration, Embodiment, Latino ethnicity, Religion, Gender


justin vanness

Justin Van Ness

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Dissertation Title: "Neo-Nazis or Peaceful Protesters? How the Social, Cultural, and Material Dimensions of Situations Create Surprising Interpretive and Interactional Outcomes"

Dissertation Committee Erika Summers-Effler (chair), Kraig Beyerlein, David Gibson, Omar Lizardo

Research and Teaching Interests: Culture, Qualitative Methods, Social Movements and Collective Behavior, Social Psychology / Microsociology, Social Control / Deviance, Sociological Theory, and Religion

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Lisa Weaver Swartz

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Dissertation Title: "Gendered Gospel, Ungendered Mission: Identity Construction at Two Evangelical Seminaries"

Dissertation Committee: Mary Ellen Konieczny (chair), David Sikkink, Christian Smith, Jason Springs

Research and Teaching Interests: Religion, Gender, American Evangelicalism, Religious Symbolism, Visual Methods