Faculty News

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Faculty Achievements

Robert Adelman, chair and associate professor, has a forthcoming publication in the International Migration Review with former UB faculty member, Jessica Su, and recent UB PhD graduate, Sarah Desai.

Sarah Desai, Jessica Houston Su, and Robert M. Adelman. Forthcoming. “Legacies of Marginalization: System Avoidance among the Adult Children of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States.” International Migration Review.

Jordan Fox Besek, assistant professor, has been awarded a Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellowship for the 2020-2021 school year to support his project, “The Scholar’s Interdisciplinarity: Towards a Comprehensive Picture of W.E.B. Du Bois’s Approach to Natural Science.” In addition to this exciting news, Besek has also published a new article. 

Patrick Greiner, Daniel Shtob, and Jordan Fox Besek. 2020. “Is Urbanization Good for the Climate? A Cross-County Analysis of Impervious Surface, Affluence, and The Carbon Intensity of Well Being.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.

Christopher Dennison, assistant professor, published an article in Social Problems and has a forthcoming article in Social Forces.

Jessica G. Finkeldey and Christopher R. Dennison. 2020. “Multilevel Effects of Parental Incarceration on Adult Children’s Neighborhood Disadvantage.” Social Problems 67(1):113-130.

Raymond R. Swisher, and Christopher R. Dennison. Forthcoming. “First- and Continuing-Generation Students, Substance Use, and College Graduation.” Social Forces.

Allison Dwyer Emory, assistant professor, recently published an article in the journal, RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.

Allison Dwyer Emory, Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Maureen R. Waller, Daniel P. Miller, Alexandra Haralampoudis. 2020. “Providing After Prison: Nonresident Fathers’ Formal and Informal Contributions to Children.” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 6 (1):84-112.

Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, associate professor, has a forthcoming article in The Journal of Pain.

Anna Zajacova, Richard Rogers, Eric Grodsky, and Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk. Forthcoming. “The Relationship between Education and Pain among Adults Aged 30-49 in the United States.” The Journal of Pain.

Erin Hatton, associate professor, has a new book, Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment, which was recently published by the University of California Press. About the book:

What do prisoner laborers, graduate students, welfare workers, and college athletes have in common? According to sociologist Erin Hatton, they are all part of a growing workforce of coerced laborers. “Coerced” explores this world of coerced labor through an unexpected and compelling comparison of these four groups of workers, for whom a different definition of "employment" reigns supreme—one where workplace protections do not apply and employers wield expansive punitive power, far beyond the ability to hire and fire. Because such arrangements are common across the economy, Hatton argues that coercion—as well as precarity—is a defining feature of work in America today. Theoretically forceful yet vivid and gripping to read, “Coerced” compels the reader to reevaluate contemporary dynamics of work, pushing beyond concepts like "career" and “gig work.” Through this bold analysis, Hatton offers a trenchant window into this world of work from the perspective of those who toil within it—and who are developing the tools needed to push back against it (https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520305410/coerced).

Brenda Moore, associate professor, has a new article published in the Handbook of Military Sciences

Moore, B.L. 2020. “Military Women: Changes in Representation and Experiences.” In: Sookermany A. (editor), Handbook of Military Sciences. Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02866-4_80-1.

Debra Street, professor, co-edited a recent book with European colleagues and authored several of its chapters. The edited volume was the culmination of a three-year, 38-country research initiative funded by the European Union Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action: Gender and Health Implications of Extended Working Life Policies.

Áine Ní Léime, James Ogg, Martina Rasticova, Debra Street, Clary Krekula, Monika Bédiová, and Ignacio Madero-Cabib (eds.) 2020. Extended Working Life Policies: International Gender and Health Perspectives. Springer https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-40985-2

Debra Street and Áine Ní Léime. 2020. “Problems and Prospects for Current Policies to Extend Working Lives,” pp. 85-113 in Ní Léime, et al. (eds) Extended Working Life Policies: International Gender and Health Perspectives, Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40989-2_5

Debra Street. 2020. “United States,” pp. 481-493 in Ní Léime, et al. (eds) Extended Working Life Policies: International Gender and Health Perspectives, Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40985-2_39.

Mary Nell Trautner, associate professor, recently published an article in Gender & Society with recent UB PhD graduate Kiera Duckworth.

Kiera D. Duckworth and Mary Nell Trautner. 2019. “Gender Goals: Defining Masculinity and Navigating Peer Pressure to Engage in Sexual Activity.” Gender & Society 33(5):795-817.