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Sociology Graduate Students and Faculty Present Research at Eastern Sociological Society Meeting

Sociology graduate students Alisha Conway, Courtney Gummo, James Martin, and Gloria Onosu along with Sociology faculty members Alex Heckert, Dana Hysock-Witham, Diane Shinberg, and Christian Vaccaro presented their research at this year’s Eastern Sociological Society Meeting in Boston, Mass.

Founded in 1930, the Eastern Sociological Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in sociological scholarship and instruction. The ESS sponsors a professional journal, a four-day annual meeting in the spring, a newsletter, numerous award competitions, an employment service, and a mailing list.


  • Alex Heckert and Christian Vaccaro, with Jessica Visnesky: “Operationalizing Anomie at the Individual Level of Analysis”
  • Dana Hysock Witham: “Gender and Sexual Violence” (Session Organizer)
  • Diane Shinberg: “Why are physicians healthier than nurses (and the rest of us)? Sociological perspectives on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index”
  • Christian Vaccaro, with Deana Rohlinger, Miriam Sessions, and Heather Mauney: “Identity in Action: Personal Identity and Argumentation in the Terri Schiavo Case”
  • Alisha Conway: “Social bonds and chronic disease: Mothers experiencing dialysis for End Stage Renal Disease”
  • Courtney Gummo: “Academic Success in College: The Effects of Social Skills on Grade Point Average between Males and Females”
  • James Martin and Christian Vaccaro: “Epic Glory: Dagohir, Nerd Identity, and Manhood”
  • Gloria Onosu: “A qualitative analysis of challenges facing expatriate workers coming to the United States”

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