SAS Students discuss experiences



  • Karen Danna-Lynch.  “Role Switching: A Social/Cognitive Approach to Multiple Role Enactment.” (Karen A. Cerulo, Chair; Allan Horwitz; Sarah Rosenfield; Eviatar Zerubavel)
  • Thomas DeGloma.  “Awakenings: Autobiography, Memory, and the Social Geometry of Personal Discovery.” (Eviatar Zerubavel, Chair; Allan Horwitz; Ann Mische; Arlene Stein)
  • Chantelle Marlor.  “The Cultural Construction of Ecological Knowledge: How does the Construction Process Affect the Conclusions?”  (John L. Martin, Chair; Eviatar Zerubavel; Thomas Rudel)


  • Stephen Joseph Fichter:. “Shepherding in "Greener" Pastures:  Causes and Consequences of the Dual Transition of Celibate Catholic Priests into Married Protestant Ministry.”  (Ellen Idler, Benjamin Zablocki, Eviatar Zerubavel)
  • Jenna Howard.  “Recovery from Recovery: The Temporal Organization of Identity.” (Eviatar Zerubavel, Allan Horwitz, Sarah Rosenfield) 
  • Karen Jaffe. “Forming Fat Identities.”  (Deborah Carr, Allan Horwitz, Eviatar Zerubavel)


  • John Lang.  “Acceptable Trust? The Public Perception of Organizations Involved in Genetically Modified Food.” (Lee Clarke, Paul Mclean, Patricia Roos)
  • Vanina Leschziner.  “Cultural Creation: The Creation of Culture and the Culture of Creation. A Sociological Analysis in the Culinary Sphere.” (Karen A. Cerulo, John L. Martin, Paul McLean, Ann Mische)
  • King-to Yeung. “Suppressing Rebels, Managing Bureaucrats: State Building During the Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864.”  (John L. Martin, Lee Clarke, Paul McLean, Ann Mische)


  • Kevin Keogan.  “The Contemporary Politics of Immigration Within the United States: An Historical-Comparative Analysis of Southern California and the New York Metro Area.” (Karen A. Cerulo, Thomas Rudel, Ann Mische, Rubén G. Rumbaut)
  • Ruth E. Simpson.  “Changing Conceptions of Air and Social Space: Miasmatic Theories, Microscopic Worlds, and Myopic Vision.” (Eviatar Zerubavel, Ira Cohen, Allan Horwitz, József Böröcz, Richard Williams)


  • Anna Looney.  “New Perspectives on Past Commitments:  Midlife Reflections on Cult Experience in Young Adulthood.” (Benjamin Zablocki, Sarah Rosenfield, Deborah Carr, John L. Martin)
  • Jamie McLennan.  “Solitude and Sociability: The Social World of Long Distance Hikers on the Appalacian Trail.” (Thomas Rudel, D. Randall Smith, Deborah Carr)
  • Takiko Mori-Saunders.  “Media Discourse For Japanese Middle-Aged Women: Between Docile Body and Silent Resistance.” (Ellen Idler, Judith Friedman, Ethel Brooks)
  • Keumjae Park.  “Immigrant Identities: The Case of Korean-Americans.” (Karen A. Cerulo, Richard Williams, Vilna Bashi, Kyeyoung Park)
  • Ian Watson. “Cognitive Design.” (Eviatar Zerubavel, Paul McLean, Allan Horwitz)


  • Julie McLaughlin. “It's In the Timing: The Relationship Between the Temporal Composition of Family Transitions and Psychological Well-Being.” (Allan Horwitz, Sarah Rosenfield, Ellen Idler, Deborah Carr)


  • Eric K. Shaw. “What Goes Around Comes Around: A Social Psychological Examinatio of Helping Behavior Among Haitian Immigrants, Christian Fundamentalists, and Gang Members.” (Richard Williams, Benjamin Zablocki, Vilna Bashi, Philip Kasinitz)
  • Jamie Mullaney. “Everyone's Not Doing It: An Exploration of Abstinence as Chosen Pursuit.” (Eviatar Zerubavel, Richard Williams, Benjamin Zablocki)
  • Marla Perez-Lugo. “Vulnerability to Natural Disasters and the Mass Media.” (Tom Rudel, Karen O'Neill, Karen A. Cerulo)


  • Brian Hall. “Chinese Americans at the Border of Christian Faith.” (Benjamin Zablocki, Cathy Greenblat, Chaim Waxman)
  • Sherril Schuster. “Princess for a Day: Perpetuating the "White Wedding" as a Traditional Ritual.” (Ann Parelius, Judith Gerson, Chaim Waxman)


  • Shawna Hudson. “Watching Sex on TV: Reinterpreting Content Using A Sociological Gaze.” (Cathy Greenblat, Karen A. Cerulo, Richard Williams, John Gagnon)
  • Nicole Isaacson. “’The Unfinished Infant"\’: An Analysis Of The Cultural Representations And Practices To Finish The Premature Baby.” (Eviatar Zerubavel, Judith Gerson, Karen A. Cerulo, Cathy Greenblat, John Gagnon)
  • Marla Perez-Lugo. “Vulnerability to Natural Disasters and the Mass Media.” (Thomas Rudel, Karen A. Cerulo, Karen O’Neill)
  • Kristen Purcell. “Leveling the Playing Field: Constructing Parity In The Modern World.”  (Eviatar Zerubavel, Jozsef Borocz, Allan Horwitz, Viviana Zelizer)
  • Rick Phillips. “Saints in ‘Zion’; Saints in "Babylon": Mormonism, Pluralism and the Transformation of Religious Vitality in the United States.” (Benjamin Zablocki, Chaim Waxman, John Martin, Daniel V.A. Olsen)
  • William Smith. “Christian Psychotherapists: Being in the World, But Not of It.” (Benjamin Zablocki, John Martin, Chaim Waxman)


  • Johanna Foster. “Feminist Theory and the Politics of Ambiguity: A Comparative Analysis of the Multiracial Movement, the Intersex Movement and the Disability Rights Movement as Contemporary Struggles Over Social Classification in the United States.” (Judith Gerson, Richard Williams, Eviatar Zerubavel)
  • Mary L. Gatta. “Juggling Food and Feelings: Emotional Balance in the Workplace.” (Ira Cohen, Patricia Roos, Benjamin Zablocki)


  • Wayne Brekhus. “Lifestylers, Commuters, and Integrators: The Grammar and Micro-Ecology of Social Identity.” (Cathy Greenblat, Eviatar Zerubavel, Judith Gerson, John Gagnon)
  • Mary Chayko. “Technology and Togetherness: How We Create and Live in a World of Mental Connections.” (Eviatar Zerubavel, Karen A. Cerulo, Ira Cohen)
  • Kimberly Wittenstrom. “From Stay-At-Home Mothers to Professional Family Day Care Providers: Explaining Women's Transformations Using a Multi-Analytic Approach.” (Karen A. Cerulo, Judith Gerson, Eviatar Zerubavel, Hartmut B. Mokros)


  • Katharine Jones. “Accent on Privilege: Negotiating English Identities in an American Context.” (Judith Gerson, Richard Williams, Roberto Franzosi)


  • Andrea Barra. "Romance Novels in the Twenty-First Century." (Karen Cerulo, Arlene Stein)
  • Neha Gondal. "With(out) a Little Help from my Siblings: A Cross-National Investigation of the Relationship between Personal Networks and Sibsize." (Eviatar Zerubavel, Deborah Carr, Ann Mische, Thomas Rudel)
  • Shatima Jones. "Expressions of Relatedness: Everyday Talk and Interactions in the Barbershop." (Ann Mische, Patrick Carr, and Ethel Brooks)
  • Yu-Sheng Lin. "From Difference to Consensus: The Keyings and Rekeyings in Public Deliberation." (Ann Mische and Paul McLean)
  • Yu-Sheng Lin. "The Wax and Wane of the Reds: Leadership and Dilemma-Solving in Social Movements." (Ann Mische and Catherine Lee)
  • Maria Malyk. "Are You Positive You are Saying Something Positive? Exploring TONE in Mixed Messages." (Eviatar Zerubave and Ira Cohen)
  • Monique Porow. "An Exploration of the Influence of Household Structure on the Adoption of a Racial Identity Amongst Biracial Individuals." (Richard Williams and Karen Cerulo)
  • Greg Rubin. "Alternative Narratives of 9/11." (Ira Cohen, Catherine Lee)
  • Vikash Singh. "Contentious Subjects of Globalization: Narratives in a North Indian Pilgrimage." (Arlene Stein, Richard William, Benjamin Zablocki)
Faculty Sponsor: Karen A. Cerulo

The Culture Workshop brings together interested faculty and students who meet monthly to discuss contemporary issues in the field.  Activities include: lectures and discussion sessions with outside speakers; viewing relevant documentaries – often from local or Rutgers affiliated filmmakers; group discussion of current, cutting edge publications in culture; discussion of students or faculty members’ works in progress.

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Currently the department does not charge for the use of the printers in the labs.  As long as there are no abuses we will continue with this policy.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE PRINTERS AS A COPIER.  This puts an incredible amount of wear and tear on the printers.  If you need 10 copies of a document for your class, please print one copy on the printers in the lab then use the Photocopiers downstairs for additional copies.

The Sociology lab has four networked high volume printers,


Please try to use DAV-007-HP4350 printer if you are printing rough drafts and do not need high quality output.  A description of the printers available to the lab are as follows:

DAV-007-HP4350: Laserjet.  Highest quality. 1200x1200 dpi resolution, Prints 55 pg/min .


The scanner has been made available for general use by the Sociology faculty and graduate students.  The scanners are capable of very high quality picture reproduction and very fast optical character recognition (the degree of accuracy of such recognition depends on the quality of the original). The picture reproduction capability is ideal for web page construction; the OCR software can save files in various formats including Microsoft Word. A description of the scanner available to the lab is as follows:

DAV-117-RMP4000. Output speed of 40 ppm for full-color and black and white.

For Scanning Pictures:
There are a few programs that can be used to scan pictures: Adobe Acrobat, Deskscan and L-View.  Abrobat is the better program and allows you to save the pictures in a variety of different formats.  Micrososft Image Composer can be used to further modify the scanned pictures.

For Optical Character Recognition.
Omnipage is the program available for OCR.  If you are using the program for the first time, please use the "Scanning Wizard" to help guide you through the different options available for scanning documents.

Warning!  Please do not try to scan any objects that could scratch the glass or damage the matting on the lid of the scanner.  This includes spiral bound notebooks.

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