Recent Faculty Publications

Forthcoming


2017

Lariscy, Joseph T. 2017. Black-White Disparities in Adult Mortality: Implications of Differential Record Linkage for Understanding the Mortality Crossover. Population Research and Policy Review 36(1): 137–156.

Peterson, Gretchen.  2017.  “One Shining Moment” – NCAA March Madness and Male Emotional Expression. Engaging Sports: North American Society for the Sociology of Sports Blog.

2016

Lariscy, Joseph T., Claudia Nau, Glenn Firebaugh, and Robert A. Hummer. 2016. Hispanic‑White Differences in Lifespan Variability in the United States. Demography 53(1): 215–239.

2015

Abrutyn, Seth. 2015. "Pollution-Purification Rituals, Cultural Memory, and the Evolution of Religion: How Collective Trauma Shaped Ancient Israel." American Journal of Cultural Sociology 3(1):123-155.

Abrutyn, Seth. 2015. "The Institutional Evolution of Religion: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Ancient Israel." Religion. DOI:10.1080/0048721X.2015.1009864

Abrutyn, Seth and Justin Van Ness. 2015. "Institutional Entrepreneurship as Sociocultural Analogy to Biological Mutation: Considering One Source of Institutional Evolution." Thesis Eleven 127: 52-77.

Hoeninger, C. and Carol Rambo. 2015. "Emotion Work in the Martial Arts." Journal of Social Anthropology.

Lawrence, Kirk and Seth Abrutyn. 2015. "The Degradation of Nature and the Growth of Environmental Concern: Toward a Theory of the Capture and Limits of Ecological Value." Human Ecology Review 21(1):87-108.

Mueller, Anna S., Seth Abrutyn, and Cynthia Stockton. 2015. "Can Social Ties be Harmful? Examining the Social Dynamics of Suicide Suggestion in Early Adulthood." Sociological Perspectives. Published online first November 17, 2014. DOI: 10.1177/0731121414556544

Mueller, Anna S. and Seth Abrutyn. 2015. "Suicidal Disclosures among Friends: Using Social Network Data to Understand Suicide Contagion." Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 56(1):131-148.

Mueller, Anna S.,Wesley James, Seth Abrutyn, and Martin Levin. 2015. "Suicide Ideation and Bullying among U.S. Adolescents: Examining the Intersections of Sexual Orientation, Gender & Race/Ethnicity" American Journal of Public Health 105(5): 980-985.

Presson, Brittany and Carol Rambo. 2015. "Claiming, Resisting, and Exempting Pathology in the Identities of Self-injurers." Deviant Behavior.

Rambo, Carol. 2015. "Living with Parents with Intellectual Disability: Ambiguity and the Role of Social Services and Support." International Journal of Crime, Criminal Justice, and Law.

Rushing, Wanda. 2015. "Regionalism." Critical Terms for Southern Studies, eds. Jennifer Rae Greeson and Scott Romine. Athens: The University of Georgia Press.


Recent Sociology Faculty Awards and Honors

Abrutyn, Seth

  • College of Arts and Sciences Early Career Research Award, University of Memphis 2015
  • Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Paper Award, American Sociological Association, Medical Sociology Section, 2015
  • Best Publication of the Year Paper Award, American Sociological Association, Mental Health Section, 2015
  • Outstanding Publication Paper Award, American Sociological Association, Emotions Section, 2015
  • Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Paper Award, American Sociological Association, Children and Youth Section, 2015
  • Sociology Scholarship Incentive Award, University of Memphis, 2013
  • Best Faculty Paper Award, American Sociological Association, Evolution, Biology, and Society Section, 2013
  • College of Arts and Sciences Travel Enrichment Award, University of Memphis, 2012

James, Wesley

  • College of Arts & Sciences Travel Enrichment Award, University of Memphis, 2010.
  • Sociology Doctoral Student of the Year, Mississippi State University, 2009
  • SSRC Research Fellow Award. Social Science Research Center, Mississippi State University, 2008
  • Population Association of America Poster of Excellence Award, 2006
  • Graduate Student Paper of Distinction Award: "Conversation of Gestures of Significant Symbols? An Analysis of Boxing." Mid-South Sociological Association. Atlanta, GA, 2005
  • Centers and Institutes Graduate Student Research Award Recipient. Mississippi State University, 2005
  • Population Association of America Poster of Excellence Award, 2004
  • Population Association of America Poster of Excellence Award, 2003

Levin, Martin L.

  • Distinguished Service Award, [first recipient], Southern Sociological Society, 2003.
  • The Distinguished Service Award of the Southern Sociological Society was renamed the Martin L. Levin Distinguished Service Award, 2004.
  • Population Association of America Poster of Excellence Award, 2002

Preston, Jim

  • Alma Bucovaz Advising Award, University College, University of Memphis, 2006.

Rambo, Carol

  • Editor, Symbolic Interaction, January 2007-11.
  • Course Redesign Fellowship, University of Memphis, Summer 2010.
  • Norman Denzin, Qualitative Research Award, Carl Couch Center for Research on Internet and Culture, University of Illinois, Urbana, 2007.
  • W. Russell Smith Teaching Award, University of Memphis, 2005.

Rushing, Wanda

  • President-Elect, Sociologists for Women in Society, 2014
  • Dunavant University Professor, August 2011
  • College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Research Award (CASDRA), University of Memphis, 2010
  • Finalist for the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Memphis, 2005.
  • Faculty Fellow, Technology Fellowship Program, Advanced Learning Center, FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis, 2004-05.
  • Alma Bucovaz Urban Research and Service Award, University College, University of Memphis, 2006.
  • Finalist for the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Memphis, 2005.

Ventimiglia, Joseph

  • W. Russell Smith Award for Teaching Excellence, August 2010

Wang, Junmin

  • Faculty Research Grant in Social Sciences, Business and Law of University of Memphis ($6,500) (2009-2010)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in China's Political Economy of Indiana University ($35,000) (2007-2008)