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Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Faculty Research

Our faculty are active scholars in the fields of sociology, anthropology and social work. Our research represents a wide range of methodologies and subject areas, and we regularly teach courses that engage with our research expertise.

Galli Robertson, Anya M. 2020. “Privileged Accounts in the Debate over Coal-Fired Power in the United States.” Society & Natural Resources. 34(2): 188-207. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08941920.2020.1781989

Davis-Berman, J., Berman, D., and Berman, N. (2018). "Outdoor programs as treatment for PTSD in veterans: Issues and evidence." Best Practices in Mental Health, 14 (2), 9-20.

Cuy Castellanos, D., and J. Holcomb. (2020). "Food insecurity, financial prioritization and nutrition literacy of university students at a mid- size private university." Journal of American College Health, 68(1), 16-20.

Dhuman Giron, Stephanie A., and Nicholas Vargas. 2020. “Threatening Places or Diverse Spaces: Divergent Constructions of Florida Puerto Ricans across Twitter and Newspaper Articles.” Sociological Inquiry, 90(1): 101-122.

Litka, Stephanie J. 2018. "Jacinto Pat and the Talking Cross: Caste War Heroes in the Yucatán Peninsula," in A. Kistler (ed.) The Faces of Resistance: Maya Heroes, Power, and Identity. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, pp. 100-120.

Litka, Stephanie J. 2013. "The Maya of Cobá: Managing Tourism in a Local Ejido." Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 43: 350-369.

Longazel, Jamie and Miranda Cady Hallett. 2021. "Migration and Mortality: Social Death, Dispossession, and Survival in the Americas." Philadelphia. Temple University Press. [forthcoming in June 2021]

Hallett, Miranda C. 2019. “Re/Imagined Community: neoliberalism and human rights in officials’ accounts of the Salvadoran trans-nation.” PoLAR: Journal of Political and Legal Anthropology. DOI: 10.1111/plar.12311.

Kadowaki, Joy. 2021. “Teaching Law and Society in the Sociology Classroom: Writing Assignments for Engaging the Socio-Legal Imagination.” Teaching Sociology 49(1):85-95. https://doi.org/10.1177/0092055X20970262.

Kadowaki, Joy. 2019. “The Contemporary Defended Neighborhood: Maintaining Stability and Diversity Through Processes of Community Defense.” City & Community 18(4):1220-1239. https://doi.org/10.1111/cico.12471.


Leslie Picca (social science contributor), National Endowment for the Humanities, “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Life, Works, and Legacy.” (Planning Team Member lead by Jennifer Speed, Minnita Daniel-Cox, Ju Shen). 2020.

Miranda Hallett. University of Dayton Liberal Arts Scholarship Catalyst Grant. “More Than Survival: Salvadoran migrants, sanctuary, and life in the diaspora.” 2020-21.


Hallett, Miranda C. 2020. “Severed families, raided workplaces and a climate of fear: assessing Trump’s immigration crackdown.” The Conversation. October 26.

Hallett, Miranda C. 2019. “How climate change is driving emigration from Central America.” The Conversation. September 6.

Hallett, Miranda C. and Theo J. Majka. 2019. “The benefits that places like Dayton, Ohio, reap by welcoming immigrants.” April 29.

Jipson, Art. 2020-2021. Singles Club (regular column). Offshelf.net https://offshelf.net/category/music/

Jipson, Art. Califone’s Tim Rutili. Offshelf.net https://offshelf.net/2020/06/02/califones-tim-rutili/

Becker, Paul. Visual Sociology: Protest/Activism Photography.

Jipson, Art and Paul J. Becker. 2019. “White nationalism, born in the USA, is now a global terror threat.” The Conversation. March 19.


Aileen Hull, ‘22. Advisor: Dr. Anya Galli Robertson. “Framing and Counterframing in the Debate Over Clean Energy in Ohio.” University of Dayton Dean’s Summer Fellowship. 2020.

Connor Lynch, ‘20. Advisor: Dr. Miranda Cady Hallett. “Millions Displaced Tomorrow: A New Framework for Climate Migrants.” University of Dayton Honors Thesis, April 2020.


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