Faculty Publications

Recent Publications

Svea Closser
2014.  “The Impact of Polio Eradication on Routine Immunization and Primary Health Care: A Mixed-Methods Study,” with Kelly Cox, Thomas M. Parris, R. Matthew Landis, Judith Justice, Ranjani Gopinath, Kenneth Maes, Hailom Banteyerga Amaha, Ismaila Zango Mohammed, Aminu Mohammed Dukku, Patricia A. Omidian, Emma Varley, Pauley Tedoff ‘06, Adam D. Koon, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Matthew A. Luck, W. Frank Pont, Jr, Vanessa Neergheen ‘13, Anat Rosenthal, Peter Nsubuga, Naveen Thacker, Rashid Jooma and Elizabeth Nuttall ’12. Journal of Infectious Diseases. Open access:

2014.  “Listening to Community Health Workers: How Ethnographic Research can Inform Positive Relationships between CHWs, Health Institutions, and Communities,” with Kenneth Maes and Ippolytos Kalofonos. American Journal of Public Health, 104(5): e5-e9.

2014.  “Measuring the Health Systems Impact of Disease Control Programs: Critical Assessment of the WHO Building Blocks Framework,” with Sandra Mounier-Jack, Ulla K. Griffiths, Helen Burchett, and Bruno Marchal.  BMC Public Health 14: 278. Open access: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/278

2013.  “Why We Must Provide Better Support for Pakistan's Female Frontline Health Workers,” with Rashid Jooma, PLOS Medicine 10 (10): e1001528.

2012.  “'We Can't Give Up Now': Global Health Optimism and Polio Eradication in Pakistan,” Medical Anthropology 31 (5): 385-403.

2012.  “Methods for Evaluating the Impact of Vertical Programs on Health Systems: Protocol for a Study on the Impact of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative on Strengthening Routine Immunization and Primary Health Care,” with Anat Rosenthal, Thomas Parris, Kenneth Maes, Judith Justice, Kelly Cox, Matthew A Luck, R M. Landis, John Grove, Pauley Tedoff ‘06, Linda Venczel, Peter Nsubuga, Jennifer Kuzara and Vanessa Neergheen ‘13.  BMC Public Health 12: 728.

2010.  Chasing Polio in Pakistan: Why the World's Largest Public Health Initiative May Fail.  Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

2010. “Culture, Status and Context in Community Health Worker Pay: Pitfalls and Opportunities for Policy Research,” with Kenneth Maes and Brandon Kohrt, Social Science and Medicine 70 (12): 1920-1927.

Laurie Essig 
2013.   “How Russia’s Science of Sex Threatens Gays,” Washington Post, August 11.

2011.  “What if Marriage is Bad for Us?” with Lynn Owens (from the Chronicle of Higher Education, September, 2009) reprinted in Feminist Frontiers, 9e, Verta Taylor, Leyla Rupp, and Nancy Whittier, eds.   Boston: McGraw Hill.

2011.  “In Plastic We Trust: America’s Love of Cosmetic Surgery and Credit Cards,” Washington Post, January 7.

2011.  “How Reaganomics Fueled the Boob Job Boom,” The Atlantic, January 18.

2010.  American Plastic:  Boob Jobs, Credit Cards and Our Quest for Perfection. Boston: Beacon Press.

Fitzsimmons, James
2012.  “The Living and the Dead,” in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology, Deborah Nichols and Christopher Pool, eds., pp. 776-786.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

2012.  “The Transformation of Zapote Bobal, Guatemala,” Research Reports on Ancient Maya Writing 63: 1-21.   

2009.  Death and the Classic Maya Kings.  Austin: University of Texas Press.

2011.   Living with the Dead: Mortuary Ritual in Mesoamerica.  James Fitzsimmons and Izumi Shimada, eds.  Tuscon: University of Arizona Press.

Chong-suk Han
2014.  “I Know a lot of Gay Asian Men who are Actually Tops: Managing and Negotiating Gay Racial Stigma,” with Kristopher Proctor and Kyung-Hee Choi.  Sexuality & Culture18(2): 219-234.

2014.  “We Pretend like Sexuality doesn’t Exist: Managing Homophobia in Gaysian America,” with Kristopher Proctor and Kyung-Hee Choi. Journal of Men’s Studies21(1): 53-63.

2014.  “You’re Better Respected when You Carry Yourself as a Man: Black Men’s Personal Account of the Down Low Lifestyle,” with  Scott E. Rutledge, Lisa Bond, Jennifer Lauby, and Archana Bodas LaPollo. Sexuality & Culture18(1):89-102.

2011.  “’If I was Infected with HIV, I would be Letting my Family Down’: Family Influences on Risk and Protective Factors for Unsafe Sex among Gay API Men,” with Don Operario and Kyung-Hee Choi, Health, Risk & Society 13 (4): 373-388.

2011.  “Strategies for Managing Racism and Homophobia among U.S. Ethnic Minority Men Who have Sex with Men,” with Kyung-Hee Choi, Jay Paul, and George Ayala, AIDS Education and Prevention 23 (2): 145-158.

2010.  “Magic Johnson Doesn’t Worry about How to Pay for Medicine: Experiences of Black Men Who have Sex with Men Living with HIV,” with Jennifer Lauby, Lisa Bond, Archana Bodas LaPollo, and Scott Edward Rutledge, Culture, Health, & Sexuality 12 (4): 387-399.

2010.  “One Gay Asian Body: A Personal Narrative for Examining Human Behavior in the Social Environment,” Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment20 (1): 74-87.

2009.  “Asian Girls are Prettier: Gendered Presentations as Stigma Management among Gay Asian Men,” Symbolic Interaction 32 (2): 106-122.

Jamie McCallum
2013.  “The International Division of Labor” in Sociology of Work, V. Smith, ed., pp. 450-452.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.  

2013.  Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell ILR Press

2013.  “The International Division of Labor,” in Sociology of Work, Vicki Smith, ed., pp. 450-452. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

2012.  “Supporting Dissent versus Being Dissent,” with S. Toff, in Confronting Finance: Mobilizing the 99% for Economic and Social Progress, Nicolas Pons-Vignon and Phumzile Ncube, eds., pp. 57-63.  Geneve: International Labour Office.

2011.  “Organizing the ‘Unorganized’: Varieties of Transnational Trade Union Collaboration and Social Dialogue in Two Indian Cities,” Journal of Workplace Rights 15 (3&4): 399-419.

2011. “Trade Union Renewal and Labor Transnationalism in South Africa: The Case of SATAWU," Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 24: 161-176.

Peggy Nelson
2014.  Open to Disruption: Time and Craft in the Practice of Slow Sociology, with Anita Ilta Garey and Rosanna Hertz (eds.).  Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. 

2014.  “A Serendipitous Lesson:  Or, How What We Do Shapes What We Know,” in Open to Disruption, A. I. Garey, R. Hertz, and M. K. Nelson, eds., pp. 205-233.  Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

2014.  “Hollywood Sperm Donors,” Contexts 13(1): 58-60.

2013.  “Making Sense of Donors and Donor Siblings: A Comparison of the Perceptions of Donor-Conceived Offspring in Lesbian-Parent and Heterosexual-Parent Families,” with Rosanna Hertz and Wendy Kramer, in Visions of the 21st Century Family: Transforming Structures and Identities (Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Volume 7), pp. 1-42. P. N. Claster and S. L.Blair (eds.).  Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

2013.  “Fictive Kin, Families We Choose, and Voluntary Kin: What Does the Discourse Tell Us?” Journal of Family Theory & Review 5: 259–281.

2013.  “Donors-Conceived Offspring Conceive of the Donor: The Relevance of Age, Awareness, and Family Structure,” with Rosanna Hertz and Wendy Kramer, Social Science and Medicine 86: 52-65.

2013.   “Whither Fictive Kin – or What’s in a Name?” Journal of Family Issues, online at http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/01/02/0192513X12470621

2010.  Parenting Out of Control: Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times. New York: New York University Press.  Reissued in paperback, 2012.

2009.   Who’s Watching: Daily Practices of Surveillance Among Contemporary Families, Margaret K. Nelson and Anita Ilta Garey, eds.  Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

2009.   “I Saw Your Nanny: Race and Class in the Surveillance of Care,” in Who’s Watching: Daily Practices of Surveillance Among Contemporary Families, Margaret K. Nelson and Anita I. Garey, eds., pp. 109-134.   Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

M. Eleanor Nevins
2013.  Lessons from Fort Apache: Beyond Language Endangerment and Maintenance. Studies in Discourse and Culture series. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

2013. “’Grow with That, Walk with That’: Hymes, Dialogicality and Text Collections,” Journal of Folklore Research 50 (1-3): 79-116.

2013. “Speaking in the Mirror of the Other: Dialectics of Intersubjectivity and Temporality in Western Apache Discourse,”withThomas J. Nevins, Language and Communication 33 (3): 292-306.

2012. “’They Do Not Know How to Ask': Pedagogy, Storytelling and the Ironies of Language Endangerment on the Fort Apache Reservation,” with Thomas J. Nevins, in Telling Stories in the Face of Danger, Paul Kroskrity, ed., pp. 129-150. Norman:  University of Oklahoma Press.

2010.  “The Bible in Two Keys: Traditionalism and Apache Evangelical Christianity on the Fort Apache Reservation,” Language and Communication 30 (1): 19-32.

Linus Owens
2012.  Squatting in Europe: Radical Space, Urban Struggles, co-edited by members of the Squatting Europe Kollective . London: Minor Compositions.

2012. “Have Squat, will Travel: How Squatter Mobility Mobilizes Squatting,” in Squatting in Europe: Radical Space, Urban Struggles. Squatting Europe Kollective, eds., pp. 185-208. London: Minor Compositions.

2012.  “At Home in the Movement: Constructing an Oppositional Identity through Activist Travel across Europe,” with Ask Katzeff, Elizabeth Lorenzi, and Baptiste Colin, in Understanding European Movements, L. Cox and C. Flesher Forminaya, eds. pp. 172-186. London:  Routledge.

2012.  “Squatting Movements,” in Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, D. Snow, D. Della Porta, B. Klandermans, and D. McAdam, eds.  New York:  Blackwell.

Ellen Oxfeld
2010.  “Drink Water, but Remember the Source”: Moral Discourse in a Chinese Village.  Berkeley: University of California Press.

Mike Sheridan
2014.  “The Social Life of Landesque Capital and a Tanzanian Case Study,” in Landesque Capital: The Historical Ecology of Enduring Landscape Modifications, N. T. Håkansson and M. Widgren, eds., pp. 155-171.  Walnut Creek, CA:  Left Coast Press.

2012.  “The Politics of Rain,” guest editor of special theme issue, Journal of Eastern African Studies 6 (2): 230-370.

2012.  “Global Warming and Global War: Tanzanian Farmers’ Discourse on Climate and Political Disorder,” Journal of Eastern African Studies 6 (2): 230-245.

2012.  “Water:  Irrigation and Resilience in the Tanzanian Highlands,” in Ecology and Power: Struggles over Land and Material Resources in the Past, Present, and Future, Alf Hornborg, Brett Clark, and Kenneth Hermele, eds., pp. 168-181. London:  Routledge.

2011. “Being PC, being PCV,” with Veronica Muoio ’11, Anthropology News, December.

2009.  “Stigmatized Property, Clams, and Community in Coastal Ecuador,” with Laura Kuhl ’07,   Ecological and Environmental Anthropology 5 (1). Online at https://eea.anthro.uga.edu/index.php/eea/article/view/78/68.

David Stoll
2013.  “Guatemala: Hubo Genocidio?” Contrapoder (Guatemala City), December 6, 2013.

2013.  El Norte or Bust! How Migration Fever and Microcredit Produced a Financial Crash in a Latin American Town. Boulder, Colorado:  Rowman & Littlefield.

2013.  Strategic Essentialism, Scholarly Inflation and Political Litmus Tests:  The Moral Economy of Hyping the Contemporary Mayas,” in Anthropology and the Politics of Representation, Gabriela Vargas-Centinela, ed., pp. 33-48. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

2013.  “Three Ethnographies of Escape via Pyramid Schemes,” Anthropological Quarterly 86 (1): 277-286.

2011.  “The Obligatory Indian,” Dialectical Anthropology 35: 135–146.

2009.  “Which American Dream Do You Mean?” in special theme issue, “Immigration, Citizenship, and the American Dream,” Society 46 (5): 398-402.

Rebecca Tiger
2013.  “Celebrity Drug Scandals, Media Double Standards,” Contexts 12: 36-41.

2013.  “Celebrity gossip blogs and the interactive construction of addiction,” New Media & Society online first.

2013.  “Beyond Badness and Sickness: The Sociology of Drugs and Addiction,” Contemporary Sociology 42 (4): 533-536. 

2013.  “Perez Hilton and the Celebrity Body,” Humanity & Society 37 (2): 190-192.

2012.  Judging Addicts: Drug Courts and Coercion in the Justice System. New York: New York University Press.

2011.  “They Tried to Make Her Go to Rehab,” Contexts 10 (3): 68-69..

2011.  “Drug Courts and the Logic of Coerced Treatment,” Sociological Forum 26 (1): 169-182.

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