Tamara Beauboeuf, Women's Studies (Previously Sociology)
Tamara Beauboeuf holds a joint appointment in the departments of Sociology and Anthropology, and Education Studies. She offers courses in the sociology of education, women and education, girls’ and women’s development, lifespan development, and feminist inquiry. Her published work has examined teachers’ negotiations of race and gender in their identities and pedagogy, and the embodiment of feminine standards of goodness. The latter is most recently investigated in her book,
Behind the mask of the strong Black woman: Voice and the embodiment of a costly performance (2009, Temple University Press; http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/1919_reg.html).
A brief Ms. Magazine interview about the book can be accessed here: http://www.msmagazine.com/Fall2009/behindthemask.asp
'You have to show strength'': An exploration of gender, race, and depression.
Febrary 2007 in Gender & Society.
(2005). Keeping up appearances, getting fed up: The embodiment of strength among African American women. Meridians, 5(2), 104-123.
Mona Bhan, Anthropology
2012-2013 Exemplary Teaching Award, George and Virginia Crane Distinguished Teaching Award Fund
Rebecca L. Bordt, Sociology
Rebecca L. Bordt, associate professor of sociology at DePauw University, is the recipient of the 2012 John F. Schnabel Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. Presented by the North Central Sociological Association, the Schnabel Award recognizes "excellence in some activity enhancing the teaching of sociology for the NCSA or within the North Central region."
Bordt, Rebecca L. and K.C. Carceral. 2012. “A Teaching Collaboration with a Prison Writer.” Radical Teacher 94:24-33.
Bordt, Rebecca L. 2012. “From Angela Davis to “Long Island Lolita: An Analysis of Contemporary Women’s Prison Narratives,” Women & Criminal Justice 22(2): 135-155.
Angela Castaneda, Anthropology
2011-2012 Exemplary Teaching Award, George and Virginia Crane Distinguished Teaching Award Fund
“Musical Migrations: Son Cubano a la Veracruzana” in Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) Annals, Blackwell Publishing, Volume 52, No. 1 (June 2008).
“The African Diaspora in Mexico: Santería, Tourism and Representations of the State” in The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion, Palgrave Macmillan Press, (December 2007).
“Performing History: A Case Study From Mexico for World History Teachers” in World History Connected, University of Illinois Press, Volume 5, No. 1 (October 2007).
“Consuming Candomblé: the commercialization of Afro-Brazilian religious imagery.” Accepted for presentation at the American Academy of Religion annual conference in Montreal (November 2009).
“Botánicas as Cross-Cultural Health Systems: Remedying Inequality in the “Here and Now.” Presented at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) meetings in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2009.
“When are you leaving (again)”: negotiating researcher-subject collaborative relationships.” Presented at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) annual meetings in San Francisco, California, November 2008.
Nancy J. Davis, Sociology (Emeriti)
Professor Nancy Davis Receives Distinguished Article Award
Nancy Davis and her co-author Robert Robinson have been awarded the Distinguished Article Award by the American Sociological Association Section on Religion for their article “Overcoming Movement Obstacles by the Religiously Orthodox: The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Shas in Israel, Comunione e Liberazione in Italy, and the Salvation Army in the United States.” The article, published in the American Journal of Sociology (March 2009) also received honorary mention (second place) in the best article competition from the American Sociological Association Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements.
Earlier in the summer, she and her co-author presented an invited paper in Cairo on support for political activism in Muslim-majority countries at the Workshop on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in the Study of Values in Islamic Countries. Contrary to the imagery of many Westerners of a highly politicized Muslim world, Professors Davis and Robinson show that few residents of these countries are willing to take political engagement much beyond merely discussing politics.
Currently, Professors Davis and Robinson are working on a book-length manuscript, Sacralizing Society: Religiously Orthodox Movements in Egypt, Israel, Italy and the United States Battle Modernity. This research chronicles how four religious movements with morally absolutist ideologies, a reluctance to compromise, and broad, multi-pronged agendas--factors that normally cause social movements to fail--have overcome these obstacles by creating a parallel society--a vast network of schools, religious institutions, medical services, businesses, and social service agencies--that has effectively bypassed secular states in their countries.
Professor Nancy J. Davis has been awarded
The Lester Martin Jones Chair in Sociology
"Freedom on the March? Bush's Democracy Doctrine for the Muslim World" Paper with Robert V. Robinson presented at the Symposium on Islam at Indiana University-Bloomington,
September 15, 2006. In Contexts, 6 (2) Spring 2007, 22-27.
"The Egalitarian Face of Islamic Orthodoxy: Support for Islamic Law and Economic Justice in Seven Muslim-Majority Nations" (with Robert V. Robinson)/ 2006.American Sociological Review 71:167-190.
To be reprinted in Mansoor Moaddel, ed. Values and Perceptions of the Middle Eastern Publics. NY: Palgrave Macmillan Press.
“Using a Research Article to Foster Moral Reflection and Global Awareness in Teaching about Religion and Politics, Theory Testing, and Democracy in the Muslim World" (with Robert V. Robinson). 2006. Teaching Sociology 34:296-312.
“Taking Sex Seriously: Challenges in Teaching about Sexuality.” Teaching Sociology. 33 (January) 2005: pp. 16-31
Thomas D. Hall, Sociology (Emeriti)
2004-2008 University Professor
2006-2007 Chair, Political Economy of the World-System, a section of the American Sociological Association
2007- Book Review editor for Journal of World-Systems Research
2007-2008 Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, DePauw University
2007-2009 Edward Myers Dolan Professor of Anthropology
2009 Edwin L. Minar Jr. Scholarship Award
Fall 2009, Visiting Professor of Native American Studies, Colgate University,
and Director of the Santa Fe Study Group
Hall, Thomas D. and James V. Fenelon. 2009. Indigenous Peoples and Globalization: Resistance and Revitalization. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Press.
Hall, Thomas D. 2009. “Puzzles in the Comparative Study of Frontiers: Problems, Some Solutions, and Methodological Implications.” Journal of World-Systems Research 15:1:25-47 [Special Issue: Methodological Issues in Macro Comparative Research, Edited by: Jeffrey Kentor & Timothy Patrick Moran, on line: http://jwsr.ucr.edu/index.php].
Kardulias, P. Nick and Thomas D. Hall. 2008. “Archaeology and World-Systems Analysis.” World Archaeology: Debates in World Archaeology 40:4:572-583.
Fenelon, James V. and Thomas D. Hall. 2008. “Revitalization and Indigenous Resistance
to Globalization and Neo-liberalism.” American Behavioral Scientist 51:12(Aug):1867-1901.
Hall, Thomas D. and James V. Fenelon. 2008. “Indigenous Movements and Globalization: What is Different? What is the Same?” Globalizations 5:1(March):1-11.
Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Thomas D. Hall. 2009. “Changement social et intégration des réseaux d’échange dans la longue durée” [Global Social Change and Integration of Exchange Networks in the Long Run]. Pp. 159 – 188 in Histoire Globale, Mondialisation et Capitalismes [Global History, Globalization and Capitalisms], Edited By Philippe Beaujard, Laurent Berger & Philippe Norel. Paris: Éditions La Découverte.
Hall, Thomas D., Christopher Chase-Dunn and Richard Niemeyer. 2009. “The Roles of Central Asian Middlemen and Marcher States in Afro-Eurasian World-System Synchrony.” Pp. 69-82 in The Rise of Asia and the Transformation of the World-System, Political Economy of the World-System Annuals. Vol XXX, edited by Ganesh K. Trinchur. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Press.
Introduction: Review Symposium on Giovanni Arrighi’s Adam Smith in Beijing. Journal of World-Systems Research 15:2:219 [editor for symposium, pp. 220-263].
La Lone, Darrell and Thomas D. Hall. 2008. "The Revolution in Evolution: Evolution for Everyone: A Review Essay." Evolution and Sociology Newsletter 5:1(Spring): 8 –11.
David M. Newman, Sociology
Professor Newman received the Edwin L. Minar Jr. Scholarship Award in 2006. Established in 1981, the award is presented in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement and is named in honor of its first recipient, a former professor in the department of classical studies.
Professor Newman received a New Directions Initiative Grant from the Great Lakes College Association as well as a Fisher Time-Out from DePauw in spring 2011 to work on his new project, " Second Chances: Identity Reclamation and Stigma Impermanence in the Age of Entitlement."
Families: A Sociological Perspective (McGraw-Hill) 2009
Identities and Inequalities:
Exploring the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality 2nd edition (McGraw-Hill, 2012)
Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life 9th edition (Sage, 2012)
Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Brief Edition, 3rd edition (Sage, 2013)
Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings, 9th edition (co-edited with Jodi O’Brien; Sage, 2013)
“Identities and inequalities: Exploring the intersections of race, class, gender, & sexuality” National Conference on Race and Ethnic Relations in Higher Education. New York, NY. May, 2012.
“Semantic Salvation or Permanent Stigma? The Price and Promise of a Second Chance In American Culture.” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Quebec, November 2011.
Author-meets-critic session: “The use of Sociology: Exploring the architecture of everyday life in introductory courses” Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, March 2011.
Matthew Oware, Sociology
2008 Exemplary Teaching Award, George and Virginia Crane Distinguished Teaching Award Fund
2008 Faculty Fellowship Award, 2009-2012
Oware, Matthew “A ‘Man’s Woman’?: Contradictory Messages in the Songs of Female Rappers,
1992-2000.” Forthcoming Journal of Black Studies Oware, Matthew.
“Status Maximization, Hypodescent Theory, or Social Identity Theory? A Theoretical Approach to Understanding the Racial Identification of Multiracial Adolescents.” in Biculturalism, Self Identity and Societal Development edited by Rutledge Dennis. Emerald Publishing Forthcoming Oware, Matthew. 2008.
“Code of The Street” Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society edited by Richard Schaefer. Sage Publication. Oware, Matthew. 2008.
“Hip Hop” Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society edited by Richard Schaefer. Sage Publication.
Alicia Suarez, Sociology
Suarez, Alicia E. and Ann. A. Shindo. “Silence and Stigma: The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Epidemic" in Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2008 edited by R. Perrucci, K. Ferraro, J. Miller, G.W. Muschert, P.C. Rodriguez Rust, and C.H. Trent. Knoxville, TN: Society for the Study of Social Problems.
Suarez, Alicia E. Pornography. In Encyclopedia of Social Problems, edited by V. Parillo.
Spirit of Diversity Award 2008 at Pacific Lutheran University and
Inspirational Woman of the Year in 2008 also at P.L.U.
Rebecca Upton, Anthropology
Rebecca L. Upton currently holds the Edward Myers Dolan chair in Sociology and Anthropology at DePauw University. She researches and writes on infertility and HIV/AIDS in northern Botswana, on the construction of work and family among contemporary American families and the intersections of qualitative and quantitative methodologies in her work in Africa and the U.S.
She teaches courses at DePauw, including Gender & Anthropology and Culture, Medicine & Health: an Introduction to Medical Anthropology in addition to courses in Ethnographic Methods, American Culture, African Cultures, African Art and Museum Studies and the Anthropology of Death.
She was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Faculty member in 2009 - 2010 and carried this emphasis on gender and health to courses at the University of Botswana and the Centre for the Study of HIV and AIDS in Gaborone. She currently serves as a Fulbright reviewer for CIES. In between teaching and research she is currently pursuing an MPH degree at Emory University and at work on a book for Oxford University Press on gender and the failure of public health in Botswana.
New Directions Initiative Award (GLCA/Mellon Foundation) – “Mastering the Art of Public Health: An Anthropologist Goes to the ‘Field’ of Medicine” - 2012
DePauw University Faculty Fellowship – 2011-2014
U.S. Fulbright Scholar – Teaching/Research – Botswana 2009-2010
Select recent publications:
“Fat Eggs: Gender and Fertility as Important Factors in HIV/AIDS Prevention in Botswana”, Gender & Development. Vol 18, issue 3, November 2010, pages 515-524.
“Promising the Permanent Condom: Cautionary Notes on Infertility and Male Circumcision in an Era of HIV and AIDS”, Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies Vol. 24 No. 1. 2010, pages 101-117.
“Using Fertility, Useful Infertility” in The End of Children, Universityof British Columbia Press, 2011.
“Pedagogy of the Obsessed: Infertility, IVF and How the Search for Maternity Affects Teaching, Learning and a Feminist Self” in Maternal Pedagogies, Byrd and Green eds., 2011.