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[ Helana Darwin | Andrew Hargrove | Suzan Walters ]

Helana Darwin

Helana Darwin

Specialty Areas 

  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Religion
  • Body and Embodiment
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Culture
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Virtual Ethnography
  • Queer Sociology

Advisors 

Ph.D.

  • Expected May 2019

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CV
                                                 

Helana Darwin is an award-winning sociologist of gender, whose research focuses on the regulatory impact of the gender binary system. Helana has turned to a wide range of subcultures, both online and offline, in order to theorize gender inequality. Helana’s research on the privileged position of omnivorousness within craft beer culture recently won the Graduate Student Paper Award through the Consumer and Consumption Section of the American Sociological Association. Her insightful research on gender in craft beer culture has attracted a considerable amount of attention from academics and non-academics alike, inspiring interview invitations from a variety of popular press outlets. Helana has also catalyzed a paradigm shift in the sociology of gender and religion, through her article “Redoing Gender, Redoing Religion,” published by Gender & Society. This research theorizes egalitarian social change within patriarchal religious traditions, by centering the experiences of gender-transgressive religious practitioners. The Association for the Sociology of Religion recognized "Redoing Gender, Redoing Religion" through the McNamara Award, as the most outstanding article by a graduate student in 2018.

Helana’s current research analyzes the social experiences of non-binary people (those who identify as neither man nor woman), identifying obstacles that they encounter in their daily lives, along with strategies they have devised in order to achieve social recognition. Based on a virtual ethnography of a social media site and a follow up series of in-depth interviews with 47 non-binary people from across the globe, this research illuminates the limitations and harmful effects of the gender binary system. Helana earned the prestigious Joyce Turner Dissertation Fellowship Award from Stony Brook University for this research.  Helana is on the job market and in pursuit of a book contract.

 

Publications:

Darwin, H. 2018. “Redoing Gender, Redoing Religion.” Gender & Society 32(3): 348-370.

Darwin, H. 2018. “Omnivorous Masculinity: gender capital and cultural legitimacy in craft beer culture.” Social Currents 5(3): 301-316.

Darwin, H. 2017. “Doing Gender Beyond the Binary: a virtual ethnography.” Symbolic Interaction 40(3): 317-334.

Darwin, H. 2017. "The Pariah Femininity Hierarchy: comparing white women’s body hair and fat stigmas in the United States." Gender, Place & Culture 24(1): 135-146.

Darwin, H. 2017. “You are What You Drink: the masculinization of cultural legitimacy in the New York craft beer scene.” In Untapped: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer, edited by Nate Chapman and J. Slade Ledlock.

Darwin, H. 2016. “Jewish Women’s Kippot: meanings and motives.” Contemporary Jewry 37(1): 81-97.

Forthcoming:

Darwin, H. “The Politics of Gendered Visibility: hijabs, kippot, and dastars.” Social Compass

Under Review and Submitted Works:

Darwin, H. “Redoing Gender: how non-binary people navigate the gender binary system” (Book Proposal)

Darwin, H. “The Body Positive Movement: feminist progress?”

Darwin, H. “The Religious Gender Binary”

Darwin, H. “Redoing Sexuality”

Darwin, H. “Negotiating Transgender”


Andrew Hargrove

  Andrew Hargrove

Specialty Areas

  • Water and Sanitation
  • International Policy
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Sustainable Development
  • Well-Being/Basic Needs
  • Global
  • Quantitative Methods

Advisors  

Ph.D.

  • Expected May 2019

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Andrew Hargrove is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in the Sociology Department at Stony Brook University, whose research focuses on the nexus between water scarcity and water access and the conflict inherent in solving these issues simultaneously.  Andrew focuses on the international aid, policy, and academic debates concerning water access, water scarcity, and international development, health, and the environment.  He has expertise in many quantitative and statistical methodologies.  His published articles with Rebekah Burroway at Social Science and Medicine and Sociology of Development utilize skills in geospatial analysis and multilevel modeling to understand child malnutrition and immunizations in Nigeria.  His current works in progress include a network analysis of the academic water network, a multilevel analysis of the determinants of access to water and sanitation, a content analysis of 42,000+ water sector loans, and a longitudinal analysis of renewable internal freshwater resources.

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Burroway, Rebekah, and  Andrew Hargrove. 2018. “Education is the Antidote: Individual- and Community-Level Effects of Maternal Education on Child Immunizations in Nigeria.”  Social Science & Medicine 213: 63-71.

Burroway, Rebekah, and  Andrew Hargrove. 2018. "It Takes a Village: Individual- and Community-Level Effects of Women’s Education on Child Malnutrition in Nigeria."  Sociology of Development 4(2): 145-168.

Under Review and Submitted Works:

Hargrove, Andrew. R&R. “Economic and Social Determinants of Access to Water and Sanitation: A Cross-National, Multilevel Analysis of Well-being in Developing Nations.”  Sociological Inquiry.

Hargrove, Andrew. Under Review. "Global Aid in the Water Sector: A Descriptive Analysis of International Development Effectiveness."  American Journal of Sociology.

Hargrove, Andrew, and Jamie M. Sommer. Under Review. “Global Environmentalism in the World-System: Cross-National Trends in Renewable Freshwater Resources (1967-2007).”  Environmental Sociology.

Rogers, Nick,  Andrew Hargrove, and Jason J. Jones. Under Review. “The End of “Innocence”? Three New Measures of Political Issue Alignment Among the General American Public.”  Social Science Research.

 


Suzan Walters

Suzan Walters

Specialty Areas

  • Medical Sociology
  • Deviance
  • Social Networks
  • Gender
  • Sexualities

Advisors 

Ph.D.

  • Expected May 2018

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 Suzan Walters' dissertation, entitled “Networks of Knowledge: Inequalities in Awareness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention Among Populations At-Risk for HIV,” is the first to reveal inequalities in awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) between groups at-risk for HIV and to provide insight into efficient means for increasing awareness of PrEP for HIV prevention. The dissertation highlights Suzan’s focus on intersectionality, inequalities, and substance use. Suzan is particularly interested in how intersecting identities interact with larger structural forces, creating multiple barriers to health care. Suzan has strong interests in qualitative and quantitative methodologies and uses both to inform each other. Thus, her project is multi-method and analyzes five years of data from the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) system, three years of ethnographic field work, semi-structured interviews, and focus groups. Suzan’s research has been recognized by Stony Brook University, the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems through awards and fellowships.

Publications:

Walters, Suzan M, Alexis V Rivera, Lila Starbuck, Kathleen H Reilly, Nyasha Boldon, Bridget J  Anderson, and Sarah Braunstein. 2017. "Differences in Awareness of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis and Post-exposure Prophylaxis Among Groups At-Risk for HIV in New York State: New York City and Long Island, NY, 2011–2013." Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) 75:S383-S91.

Walters, Suzan M, Kathleen H Reilly, Alan Neaigus, and Sarah Braunstein. 2017. "Awareness of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among women who inject drugs in NYC: the importance of networks and  syringe exchange programs for HIV prevention." Harm Reduction Journal 14(1):40.

Under Review and Revise and Resubmits

Baird, Karen and Suzan M. Walters. “Women, HIV Prevention, and Behavioral versus Holistic  Approaches: The United States and South Africa.” (Revised and resubmitted to Women’s Health in Global Perspective)

Walters, Suzan, Alexis Rivera, Kathleen Reilly, Bridget J. Anderson, Barbara Bolden, Afework  Wogayehu, and Sarah Braunstein. “Exchange Sex among Persons Who Inject Drugs in the New York Metro Area: The Importance of Gender and Sexual Identity for HIV Prevention." (Under revisions for AIDS and Behavior).

Walters, Suzan. “Caregiving, HIV, and Neoliberalism: Accounts of Resisting Individualism, Privatization, and Cuts in Social Spending in the United States.” (Under review in International Journal of Care and Caregiving).

Book Chapters

Walters, Suzan and Michael Kimmel. 2016. “Pulp Friction: How College Women Navigate Identity, Sexuality and Gender Conformity in Recent Mega-Hit Book Series.” Pp. 131-143 in Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America, edited by K. Haltinner and R. Pilgeram (Switzerland: Springer International Publishing).

Walters, Suzan and Michael Kimmel. 2013. “The Pleasures of Danger and the Dangers of Pleasure: The Inversion of Gender Relations in the Twilight Series.” Pp. 77-92 in Mediated Youth. Vol. 23 of Girls' Sexualities and the Media Anthology, edited by K. Harper, Y, Katsulis, V. Lopez, and G.S. Gillis. (New York, Peter Lang Publishing).

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