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

Posted on 3/27/2013 12:30:46 PM

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”

Department of Sociology