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Department News and Accomplishments

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October 2017

Steinmetz, K. F. & Nobles, M. R. (2018). Technocrime and criminological theory. New York, NY: Routledge.

Arthur Durband (Associate Professor of Anthropology) co-authored a chapter (with Australian colleague Colin Pardoe) titled “Tooth Ablation along the Murray River in Southeastern Australia” in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth, a forthcoming book from the University Press of Florida.

Anthropology faculty and students participate in regional conference:

K-State archaeology faculty and six undergraduate anthropology students recently participated in the 75th annual meeting of the Plains Anthropological Society Oct. 4-7 in Bismarck, North Dakota.
 
Brad Logan, research associate professor, presented "An Unquixotic Quest: Excavation of the Quixote Site (14JF420), a Late Woodland Occupation in the Delaware River Drainage, Northeastern Kansas." His presentation summarized fieldwork and initial findings from the June 2017 Kansas Archaeological Training Program, a cooperative endeavor of the Kansas Historical Society, Kansas Anthropological Society, Logan on behalf of Kansas State University and public participants.
 
Professor Lauren W. Ritterbush and Jakob Hanschu, junior in anthropology and geography, discussed "Researching and Preserving Burial Mounds: An Investigation in the Flint Hills" to update present knowledge gained about prehistoric mortuary features through the 2016 Kansas Archaeological Field School. Twelve K-State anthropology students participated in this research while gaining valuable training in professional archaeological data collection techniques and mortuary site preservation.
 
Hanschu also presented a poster of undergraduate research titled "Quantifying the Qualitative: Locating Burial Mounds in North-Central Kansas." Through his independent research project, Hanschu used geographic information system software to map locations of recorded prehistoric mortuary features in north-central Kansas, then analyzed their distribution relative to topographic and hydrologic features in order to identify spatial patterns useful for modeling areas of high potential for past burial activities. A pedestrian archaeological survey was used to test the predictive nature of the proposed models. Through identification of these features, protection is enhanced as required under the state of Kansas Unmarked Burial Sites Preservation Act.
 
Students who attended the conference include Ashley Flowers, Morgan Fluker, Jakob Hanschu, Artemis King, Abby Molzer and Seth Sagstetter. They were active participants and also enjoyed visiting ancestral Mandan Indian archaeological sites along the Missouri River.
 
Fluker was awarded the Plains Anthropological Society's Native American Student Award, while King won the drawing for a free radiocarbon date for research from Direct AMS. Both awards were presented at the banquet by K-State alumna, Sarah Trabert, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, and 2016-2017 Plains Anthropological Society president. Trabert, a former K-State McNair Scholar, got her start in archaeology at K-State, winning the Student Paper Award of the Plains Anthropological Society based on her undergraduate research in 2007. 

Lorenza Lockett, assistant professor in Social Work, was the keynote speaker for the McNair Heartland Research Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri on September 22-24.

L. Sue Williams, associate professor in the sociology, anthropology and social work department and a member of the joint faculty for the gender, women, and sexuality studies department at Kansas State University, was awarded the Innovation in Teaching award from Colleague 2 Colleague at the organization's annual meeting in August.

Colleague 2 Colleague, a professional association of faculty, staff and administrators from a variety of Kansas and Missouri institutions, aims to share technology expertise, resources and training in the region with a special emphasis on distance education and instructional technology.

Williams, who has won regional and national awards in the past for her use of technology in online teaching, was nominated for the award by Kansas State University Global Campus because of her persistence in continually re-evaluating her teaching strategies and embracing new technology in education. Her most recent addition to her online-teaching repertoire is the use of podcasts, which are designed to help accommodate nontraditional students with busy schedules and to capitalize on a growing media platform for both traditional students and young adults.

Colleague 2 Colleague co-sponsors the Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology each year along with Johnson County Community College.

Spencer Wood, associate professor in Sociology, interviewed for a documentary in progress on Black farmers in the bootheel of Missouri. 

September 2017

Steinmetz, Kevin F. (2017). Ruminations on warning banners, deterrence, and system intrusion research. Criminology & Public Policy, 16(3), 725-735.

2017 Zavala, Egbert and Don L. Kurtz.  “Applying Differential Coercion and Social Support Theory to Intimate Partner Violence.”  Accepted at Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 

L. Susan Williams’ textbook, Exploring Everyday Sociology, published by Cognella Learning, has been released in its first edition as of Fall, 2017. The text, which accommodates full and eight-week semester classes, focuses on experiential learning.   

L. Susan Williams recently published an article in The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, entitled “The Managed Heart: Adult Learners and Emotional Presence Online.”  

The work of L. Susan Williams and Edward L.W. Green appear in the 2018 Handbook of Corrections in the United States, to be released in December, 2017.  The title is, “When Women Are Captive: Penal Culture Within Women’s Prisons.”  

Dr. Nadia Shapkina presented a paper titled "Mobilizing and Depoliticizing: Social Movements Theory and Global Anti-trafficking Movement" at an annual international conference on human trafficking at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, September 7-9, 2017.

Baird, Chardie L. and Ethan Bernick. 2017. “How Does Gender Inequality in STEM Fields Happen? Academics’ Narratives about the Process of the Male-Domination of STEM Fields.” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Montreal, Canada.

L. Susan Williams is presenting at the Global Campus "Have a Byte" event on September 22, Forum Hall.  The event features tips and inside information on online teaching and learning; Dr. Williams’ presentation is titled “The Managed Heart: Emotional Presence in a Digital World.”  

L. Susan Williams, Edward L.W. Green, William Chernoff, and Kelli Grant recently conducted research at Hutchinson Correctional Facility.  They are measuring perceptions of prison climate among staff and inmates, currently a critical issue in Kansas prisons.  The research will continue with other facilities.  Dr. Green, a K-State alum, flew in from Chicago as a consultant.  

June, July 2017

Marta Alfonso-Durruty, Andres Troncoso, Pablo Larach, Cristian Becker, Nicole Misarti. "Maize (Zea mays) Consumption in the Southern Andes (30°-31° S. Lat): Stable Isotope Evidence (2000 BCE-1540 CE). American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Alisa Garni’s article in Rural Sociology is now available in Wiley Early View: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ruso.12169/full.

"My undergraduate research assistant (and incoming graduate student), Zaira Ruiz, has conducted 10 interviews with informants in Dairy City so far this summer. She is helping Alisa Garni collect data for her book and will write and present a paper for the McNair Scholars Program. Zaira and Alisa will also collaborate on a comparative analysis of work and immigrant incorporation in meatpacking and dairy towns.

Undergraduate student Monica Wolf (my former Developing Scholars Program mentee and now independent mentee) helped design and launch a bilingual pre-kindergarten program in Dairy City this summer."

L. Susan Williams, PI, Lorenza Lockett, and John Grube presented research results of a procedural justice project, in coordination with Riley County Police Department, to the Southern Police Institute Alumni Association in Myrtle Beach, SC in July, 2017. They also will present at the 27th Annual Problem-Oriented Policing Conference in Houston, TX in October 2017.

Miller, Michael, Gerad Middendorf, and Spencer Wood. “Food Insecurity on Campus: A Survey of the Student Body.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, Los Angeles, CA, June 14-17, 2017.

L. Susan Williams, PI, Lorenza Lockett, and John Grube recently submitted a preliminary research report to the Riley County Police Department, based on early results from a quasi-experimental project testing the effectiveness and public perceptions of an officer training initiative.  The project, dubbed ARC, focuses on traffic stops and accident reduction, with attention to procedural justice principles of providing voice and input to citizens.  A full report is expected later in the year.  

Nicolette Manglos-Weber and Alisa Garni have submitted a grant proposal to the University of Houston: Manglos-Weber, Nicolette and Alisa Garni. July 7, 2017. “The Multiethnic Small Town: Integrating Diverse Immigrants within Rural Kansas Communities,” Grant Proposal for $349,861 submitted to the Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute at the University of Houston.

A video Michael Wesch has made about racial segregation in Kansas City for ANTH200 Online / ANTH101.com has been viewed over 750,000 times and will be featured in the Kansas City Star in the near future.

https://www.facebook.com/anth101online/videos/638038163051600/

 

May 2017

Zavala, Egbert and Don L. Kurtz. "Using Gottfredson and Hirschi’s A General Theory of Crime to Explain Problematic Alcohol Consumption by Police Officers: A Test of Self-Control as Self-Regulation" (online first The Journal of Drug Issues print version forthcoming).

Kurtz, Don L. and Lindsey Upton. “War stories and occupying soldiers: a narrative approach to understanding police culture and community conflict.” (Accepted and forthcoming at Critical Criminology).

Dr. Lorenza Lockett was the keynote Light of Hope awards banquet sponsored by Sunflower CASA Project, Inc., in Manhattan.  The purpose was to recognize and thank supporters, donors, and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers who advocate for child in the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Districts in Kansas.  Approximately 120 people attended the banquet on April 24, 2017.

Joseph Jakubek and Spencer D. Wood, “Emancipatory Empiricism: The Rural Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois,” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, April 29, 2017, 2332649217701750, doi:10.1177/2332649217701750. Available through OnlineFirst until the journal issue is released next fall.  

Wood, Spencer D. 2017. “Mileston,” entry in Charles Reagan Wilson and Ted Ownby, eds. The Mississippi Encyclopedia, University Press of Mississippi: Oxford.

Wood, Spencer D. 2017. “African-American Farmers – Loss of Land,” entry in Charles Ragan Wilson and Ted Ownby, eds. The Mississippi Encyclopedia, University Press of Mississippi: Oxford.

April 2017

Garni, Alisa. "Crafting Mass Dairy Production: Immigration and Community in Rural America." Forthcoming in Rural Sociology.

Sociology graduate students and faculty members presented projects at the Midwest Sociological Society annual meeting, March 30-April 2, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Joab Esamwata, Joe Jakubek, Foster Kamanga, Stephen Lauer, Lora K. McGraw, Gerad Middendorf, Michael J. Miller, Matthew Sanderson, Nadia Shapkina, Stacy Smith, Adam Veitch and Spencer D. Wood participated in discussions and presented a variety of research projects on sociology of environment, food, energy and agriculture; and sociology of culture, gender and global inequalities and social change.

Steinmetz, K. F. (2017, Online First). Carceral horror: Punishment and control in Silent HillCrime Media Culture.

Looking to the future: Ruminating on the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology(2017, March). Moderated by Kevin F. Steinmetz. Roundtable at the 2017 meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Kansas City, MO.

Harald E.L. Prins, University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, published a chapter in the 2017 Metropolitan Museum of Art volume Irving Penn: Centennial (distr. Yale U Press). Titled "Ethnographic Portraits, 1967-71,” his chapter in this magnificently illustrated some concerns this world-famous 20th-century artist's iconic photographs of indigenous peoples in Benin, Sahara and Papua New Guinea. The book is published in conjunction with this monumental exhibit's opening at the MET. When the show travels to the Grand Palais in Paris, a French translation will be published by the Réunion des musées nationaux. He also published a review essay on "The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied" (1830s Upper Missouri) in the journal Ethnohistory.

Nadia Shapkina "Global Solutions? Efforts, Challenges, and Contradictions of Global Anti-trafficking Policy" presented at the Midwest Sociological Society annual meeting in Milwaukee, March 30 - April 2

Archaeology faculty and students represented K-State at the 39th Annual Flint Hills Archaeological Conference in Arkansas City, KS, March 23-25, 2017. Prof. Lauren W. Ritterbush and coauthors Jakob Hanschu (undergraduate in Anthropology and Geography) and Dr. Brad Logan (Research Associate Professor) presented "Archaeological Evaluation of a Prehistoric Mound in Riley County, Kansas".  This research is based on initial data recovery completed as part of the 2016 Kansas Archaeological Field School.  This program provides students with hands-on training as part of a regional archaeological research project. Hanschu also presented his independent research "Spatial Patterning of Prehistoric Burial Mounds in Northeastern Kansas." Funding for his research and travel to the conference was provided by K-State's College of Arts and Sciences as an Undergraduate Research Award and a Research Travel Award.

March 2017

Nadia Shapkina "The Rise and Fall of Anti-trafficking Movement in Russia" presented at U.S. - Russia Relations in Global Context international symposium in Atlanta, March 16-17, 2017

Kurtz, Don L. and Lindsey Upton. “The Gender in Stories: How War Stories and Police Narratives Shape Masculine Police Culture” Women and Criminal Justice (released online first, print version forthcoming)

Dr. L. Susan Williams’ paper,  “The Managed Heart: Adult Learners and Emotional Presence Online,”  was recently accepted for publication in The Journal of Continuing Higher Education.

Dr. L. Susan Williams, PI, was recently awarded a contract with Riley County Police Department for $25,000, funding research on procedural justice and police-citizen interactions.  Dr. Lorenza Lockett, Assistant Professor of Social Work, and Mr. John Grube, PhD student in Sociology, are co-PIs. 

February 2017

On February 10th, 2017, Don L. Kurtz graduated from the Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA) Smart Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy. This program is designed to bring more science to the fields of criminal justice and criminology and BJA partners with the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU) to present this program. “The BJA/MSU Smart Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy is a multi-day experience focusing on the importance of using science and data to: (a) support criminal justice planning and programming; (b) develop capacity to translate research into practice; (c) support the implementation of evidence-based practice; and (d) enhance public safety and improve the delivery of fair and cost effective justice (http://cj.msu.edu/programs/smart-suite-researcher-practitioner-fellows-academy/). His position in the academy and travel cost were fully funded by International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).

Jakubek Joseph, T., Jr., and Spencer D. Wood. 2017. Forthcoming. “Emancipatory Empiricism: The Rural Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois.” Journal of Race and Ethnicity.

L. Sue Williams, Associate Professor, was a guest speaker for a seminar in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design.  Dr. Katrina M. Lewis arranged the talk for her graduate seminar on Environmental Design Studies; the topic was designing for peace in prisons. 

January 2017

Falcone, Jessica. 2017. “A Transnational Tulku: the Multiple Lives of FPMT’s Spanish-born Lama Ӧsel.” Revue d'Etudes Tibetaines No. 38. February: 220-240.

Recognizing that access to healthy food is often a challenge, particularly for people living in low-income neighborhoods, communities of color and rural areas, K-State’s Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) and the department of sociology, in partnership with The Food Trust and a diverse group of partners from across the country, is launching a national collaborative effort – the Center for Healthy Food Access – to help organizations and businesses increase access to and demand for healthy, affordable foods and beverages.

The newly launched Center for Healthy Food Access housed at The Food Trust focuses on a number of efforts to ensure that every child has access to affordable, nutritious food, including:

  • Strengthening federal nutrition programs including SNAP, WIC and SNAP-Ed.
  • Improving the food and water quality in schools.
  • Creating jobs and economic development by bringing grocery stores and other healthy food businesses to underserved areas.
  • Partnering with businesses to focus marketing efforts on healthier choices.
  • Expanding SNAP Incentive programs that provide support to make healthier food more affordable for those on food stamps.
  • Promoting healthyfoodaccess.org so organizations and businesses can share successes with one another.
  • Providing $1 million in grants to more than 15 organizations across the country. For a full list of partners, go to healthyfoodaccess.org.

The Center for Engagement and Community Development Rural Grocery Initiative (RGI) received $50,000 from the newly established center.  K-State’s RGI is excited to join The Food Trust in this innovative endeavor to raise up what works and tackle common challenges together so we can improve access to nutritional foods.  For its work, CECD will continue to explore ways to strengthen rural grocery stores so that these rural food retail operations can better provide local citizens access to healthy foods.  Specifically, CECD is collaborating with Dr. Spencer Wood in sociology to examine the impact social capital has on rural grocery operations.

Kevin Steinmetz and Richard Goe presented "Technological Con Artistry" at the Biennial Principal Investigator's Meeting of the National Science Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program, Arlington, VA, January 9-11.

Dr. Lauren Ritterbush served as a lead speaker for a 4-week humanities series on "Kansas Architecture: Reflections of Cultures" at the Kinsley Public Library.  Associated events are sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council and Edwards County Historical Society.  Ritterbush spoke on January 22 on "Earthlodges of the Plains Village Tribes".  The series includes nine humanities scholars from around the state of Kansas and continues until April 2, 2017.

Don L. Kurtz was accepted into the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Smart Suite Researcher Practitioner Fellows Academy in Denver Colorado, February 7-10, 2017. His position in the academy was fully funded by International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) as part of his continued involvement in the Blue Courage police research program.

L. Sue Williams of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work presented her work on distance learning innovations at the K-State Online Essentials Show & Tell event Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Hale Library Hemisphere Room.  Dr. Williams shared some of her experiences as a representative at the Annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference in Madison, WI last summer.  The title of her presentation was “Do you hear what I hear? Podcasting, pedagogy, and power.”

Melander, Lisa A., & Hughes, V. College partner violence in the digital age: Explaining cyber aggression using routine activities theory. Forthcoming in Partner Abuse.

Pealer, J.A., Terry,A.N., & Adams, K. (2017). Voices from inside the walls: Views of the juvenile justice system from the youthful offenders. Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research.

Nicolette Manglos-Weber’s work (with a guest blog post) was recently featured on the blog for Oxford University Press.

Kingery-Page, Kate, Abigail Glastetter, Danielle DeOrsey, and Jessica Falcone. 2016. "Examples of Adapted Ethnographic Approaches for Participatory Design." Landscape Research Record No 5, pp. 261-275

Michael Wesch's Digital Ethnography class was the subject of a featured article in Anthropology News (flagship publication of the American Anthropological Association).

Falcone, Jessica. 2016. "Dance Steps, Nationalist Movement: How Hindu Extremists Claimed Garba-raas." Anthropology Now Vol 8 No 3.

Becerra, Terrie A., Gerad Middendorf, and Peter Tomlinson. 2016. "Attitudes of Extension Educators in Kansas and Oklahoma Regarding Climate Change." Journal of Extension 54(6).

Laszlo J. Kulcsar (2016) "Depopulation and its Challenges for Development: An International Comparison." Journal of Population Problems 12, pp. 323-349.

December 2016

Laszlo Kulcsar and Pavel Pospech (2016) co-edited a special issue of the journal "Social Studies" at Masaryk University (Czech Republic), focusing on rural sociology and sociological theory.

November 2016

Jessica Falcone was awarded $2160 by the Fall 2016 University Small Research Grant (USRG) committee for her research project, titled "Replicated Pilgrimage, Sacred Space-Making, and Community in Contemporary American Japanese Zen Buddhism in Hawai'i." Jessica will conduct fieldwork during her sabbatical in Spring 2017, and will use the funds to pay students to assist her in transcribing the interviews and other audio data collected in Hawai'i.

Jennifer Davis was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work.

Davis, J. & Pilgrim, S. (November, 2016). Utilization of Peer Specialists in Community Mental Health: Next Steps in Implementation. Council on Social Work Education National Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Pilgrim, S. & Davis, J. (November, 2016). Military Service to Social Service: Exploring Values, Identity and Professional Socialization. Council on Social Work Education National Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Steinmetz, K.F. (2016). Hacked: A radical approach to hacker culture and crime. New York, NY: NYU Press.

Five faculty and three graduate students presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meetings in New Orleans, LA, from November 16th-19th. Below is a list of the 14 topics presented by these individuals at the conference:

  • Cano, Mario, Terry, April, and Steinmetz, Kevin. "Race/Ethnicity and the Social and Organizational Contexts of Probation Outcomes in a Midwestern State."
  • Kurtz, Don & Hughes, Vivian. "Testing the Influence Differential Coercion and Social Support Theory on Violent Offending."
  • Kurtz, Don & Upton, Lindsey. "The Gender in Stories: How War Stories and Police Narratives Shape Masculine Police Culture."
  • Upton, Lindsey & Kurtz, Don. "War Stories and Occupying Soldiers: A Narrative Approach to Understanding Police Culture and Community Conflict."
  • Zavala, Egbert & Melander, Lisa. "Police Officers Who Commit Intimate Partner Violence: A Routine Activity Approach."
  • Marganski, Alison & Melander, Lisa. "How Real is Virtual Violence? Examining Psychosocial and Behavioral Outcomes of Intimate Partner Cyber Victimization."
  • Melander, Lisa, Garcia, Venessa, Kaur, Prit, Nicksa, & Sarah, McGurrin, Danielle. "Things I Wish I knew Pre-Tenure."
  • Steinmetz, Kevin. "Perilous Penology: Prison, Punishment, and Control in Silent Hill."
  • Williams, Susan & Green, Edward. "I Was Reborn a Prisoner: The Shifting Salience of Gender at the Prison Gate."
  • Anderson, Jamilya. "Presentence Detention in U.S. District Courts: The Effects of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Social Context."
  • Swopes, Allison, Cooley, Brooke, & Petkovsek, Melissa. "Low Resting Heart Rate, College-Level Deviance, and Antisocial Behavior."
  • Pealer, Jennifer, Terry, April, Adams, Katelynn, & Kassem, Leigh. "Correctional Officers' Views on Juvenile Offending: Nature Versus Nurture in Rehabilitative Attitudes."
  • Terry, Troy, Perry, Brian, Terry, April, & Pealer, Jennifer. "Self-Disclosed Attitudes and Beliefs of Deviant Behavior: A Study of Greek Life Students."
  • Orchard, Mackenzie, Terry, April, & Huges, Vivian. "Title IX and Sexual Assault: Vignettes Expose Undergraduates' Perceptions of Consent and Endorsement of Rape Myths."

Spencer Wood contributed three chapters and was a part of the book's discussion for The Landscape of Rural Service Learning and What it Teaches us All by Randy Steocker, Nicholas Holten, and Charles Ganzert.

Nadia Shapkina was asked to serve as an external reviewer in a Title VIII grant competition administered by American Councils for International Education.

Kurtz, Don L., Linnemann, T. and L. Sue Williams. (2017) Reinventing the Matron: The Continued Importance of Gendered Images and Division of Labor in Policing. In by Copes, H and Pogrebin, M. R. Voices from Criminal Justice: Insider Perspectives, Outsider Experiences 2nd New York, NY: Routledge

Brad Logan, Research Associate Professor, and Lauren Ritterbush, Associate Professor, with the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work participated in the 74th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference in Lincoln, NE, October 12-15, 2016. Together they organized and chaired the symposium "The Unfilled Vessel, the Kindled Mind" in memory of K-State Research Associate Professor Donna C. Roper. Ritterbush began the symposium with a presentation "Setting the Stage: Donna C. Roper's Approach and Contributions to Plains-Midwest Archaeology" while Logan presented research related to one of Roper's broad interests. His presentation, entitled "The Formation of Late Prehistoric Household Assemblages in the Central Plains," was among eight additional papers that directly or indirectly built upon Roper's varied research. Ritterbush also provided a contextual summary of "The Leary Site and Complexities of the Late Prehistoric Central Plains" as an invited participant in a symposium organized by the Tribal Historical Preservation Officer of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska entitled "The Leary Site National Historic Landmark: An Archaeological Landscape on the Reservation of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska."

Donald Kurtz and Egbert Zavala. (2016). The Importance of Social Support and Coercion to Risk of Impulsivity and Juvenile Offending. Crime & Delinquency (online first November 2, 2016, print edition forthcoming).

October 2016

Gerad Middendorf was an invited panel member for the Spark Week - Sustainability Think Tank. The panel was "Sustainability and You: Planet, Profits and People." Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry, K-State, Oct. 14, 2016.

Marta Alfonso-Durruty and C Valeggia were published in the American Journal of Human Biology. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajhb.22886/full

K-State alum, Dr. Tamara J. Lynn, and Dr. L. Susan Williams have published an article in the journal Critical Sociology, a ranking peer reviewed Sage publication. The title is "Have a quiet, orderly, polite revolution": Framing political protest and protecting the status quo. Dr. Lynn is currently assistant professor at Ft. Hays State University, and Dr. Williams is associate professor at K-State. The article is available via OnlineFirst on the Sage platform.

Brad Logan, Research Associate Professor, and Lauren Ritterbush, Associate Professor, with the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work participated in the 74th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference in Lincoln, NE, October 12-15, 2016. Together they organized and chaired the symposium "The Unfilled Vessel, the Kindled Mind" in memory of K-State Research Associate Professor Donna C. Roper. Ritterbush began the symposium with a presentation "Setting the Stage: Donna C. Roper's Approach and Contributions to Plains-Midwest Archaeology" while Logan presented research related to one of Roper's broad interests. His presentation, entitled "The Formation of Late Prehistoric Household Assemblages in the Central Plains," was among eight additional papers that directly or indirectly built upon Roper's varied research. Ritterbush also provided a contextual summary of "The Leary SIte and Complexities of the Late Prehistoric Central Plains" as an invited participant in a symposium organized by the Tribal Historical Preservation Officer of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska entitled "The Leary Site National Historic Landmark: An Archaeological Landscape on the Reservation of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.

Sarah Donley, a former graduate student and Assistant Professor at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, and Chardie Baird have a paper titled "The Overtaking of Undertaking" accepted at Sex Roles. The paper examines the narratives funeral directors have developed to understand women's recent re-entry into the field.

Donald Kurtz got final approval on the following grant - Blue Courage Law Enforcement Training Assessment Grant - International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training (IADLEST) sub-award from NE Law Enforcement Training Center, University of Nebraska Omaha and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Jeremy S. Briggs was invited to speak at the Kansas Association of Court Management's 30th Annual Fall Conference, held in Manhattan, KS on September 29-30. Dr. Briggs talked about philosophies of criminal justice, particularly the restorative model of justice compared to more traditional, punitive models of justice. His presentation was titled "Competing Philosophies of Criminal Justice: Retribution vs. Restoration." After his talk, two separate, hour-long discussion sessions were held.

Dr. Nadia Shapkina presented a research paper titled "Surviving the Crackdown: State Power, NGO Regulation, and Anti-trafficking Activism in Russia" at an interdisciplinary conference on human trafficking at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Lisa A. Melander, Kimberly A. Tyler, and Rachel M. Schmitz. "An Inside Look at Homeless Youths' Social Networks: Perceptions of Substance Use Norms" (abstract). Journal of Child & Adolscent Substance Abuse, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2016) in the National CLearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY).

September 2016

Marta Alfonso-Durruty, D. Headley, E. Headley, F. Morello, N. Misarti, M. Vilar. 2016. Digital Curation and 3D analog development of dental remains: applications, limitations, and future directions. 8th World-Archaeology Congress (WAC-8), Kyoto, Japan. August 28th-September 2nd, 2016.

Marta Alfonso-Durruty, 2016. Evidencia genetica sobre el poblamiento humano de Fuego-Patagonia (47-56*S), Chile. Instituto de alta Investigacion, Universidad de Tarapaca. Sponsored by: Conicyt, Universidad de Tarapaca, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, CIHDE, CEAZA, Univsersidad de Chile. Arica, Chile (July 21st). Invited talk.

Drs. Kevin Steinmetz and Richard Goe, faculty members in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, were recently awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation. Over $350,000 in funding is provided for three years to study "social engineering," which is the process of manipulating people for the purposes of gaining unauthorized access to sensitive information or otherwise secure IT systems. Data will be gathered through interviews with social engineers, security auditors, and IT professionals to understand the phenomenon as a social process and a subcultural practice.

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber and Alexander A. Weinreb. "Own-Choice Marriage and Fertility in Turkey." Published in the Journal of Marriage and Family.

Kevin Steinmetz, B. Schaefer, and H. Henderson (2016, Online First). "Wicked Overseers: American Policing and Colonialism." Published in Sociology of Race & Ethnicity.

August 2016

Michael Wesch launched a new podcast, life101.audio, and was featured in the Chronical of Higher Ed and Total Frat Move. The Association of College University Educators also wrote a post about Dr. Wesch's teaching.

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber, "The Globalizing Church and the Transnational Public Sphere: Inclusivity, Legitimacy, and Efficacy in a Pentacostal-Charismatic Organization." Presented at the ASA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, August 22, 2016.

Nadia Shapkina presented two papers at national professional meetings in Seattle. Paper titled "Sociology of Human Trafficking: Teaching about the Risks of Globalization" was delivered at Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meeting. Another paper "Anti-Trafficking Organizing in Russia and Ukraine: A Global Institutional Ethnographic Analysis" was presented at American Sociological Association annual conference. Dr. Shapkina also led a refereed roundtable on gender, sexuality, and identity organized by American Sociological Association's section on sociology of sex and gender.

L. Sue Williams represented Kansas State University at the International Distance Teaching & Learning Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, August 8-11. The conference began in 1985 and emphasizes the latest in evidence-based practice, educational innovation, and peer to peer collaboration. Dr. Williams will present some of the highlights in upcoming presentations around the University. 

Harald E.L. Prins, University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, was commissioned to write a book chapter on ethnographic photographs (West Africa & New Guinea) by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Titled Irving Penn: Centennial, the edited volume will be published on the occasion of a forthcoming exhibit of 200 major prints by this world-famous American photographer (1917-2009). To be distributed by Yale University Press, this chapter will also be translated in French as the exhibit travels to the Grand Palais in Paris. The exhibit in New York will open next April. Beyond Paris, this exhibit is expected to travel to other major international venues.

Chardie L. Baird, Associate Professor of Sociology, presented "Path Dependency in Full-Time Working Mothers' Labor Force Pathways" at the Work Family Research Network (WFRN) conference in Washington, DC. Co-authors are Stephanie W. Burge and Ashley Wunder.

Laszlo J. Kulcsar, Joseph Aistrup, Thomas Bulatewicz, Jeffrey Peterson, Stephen Welch, and David Steward (2016) "Water and Society: Interdisciplinary Education in Natural Resources." Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, Issue 158, pp. 120-131.

Laszlo J. Kulcsar, Nina Glasgow, David L. Brown, Scott Sanders and Brian Thiede (2016) "The Grey Frontier: Lived Experience in Extreme Aging Communities" presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Toronto, Canada, August 7-10, 2016.

July 2016

L. Sue Williams was selected to represent the College of Arts & Sciences and Global Campus at the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, to be held August 9-11 in Madison Wisconsin. The conference is recognized internationally and draws professionals from around the globe. A stipend accompanies the award. 

Marta Alfonso-Durruty, assistant professor of sociology, anthropology and social work, will present "Genetic evidence for the peopling of Fuego-Patagonia, Chile" on July 21 at the Center for Advanced Research in Arica, Chile.

Sociologist Dr. Nadia Shapkina presented a paper titled "Mobilizing the Past: Gender Politics and Neo-Traditionalism in Russia" at the Third Forum of Sociology organized by International Sociological Association in Vienna, Austria, July 10-14, 2016. 

Harald E.L. Prins, university distinguished professor of anthropology, presented "A Native American Contribution to the Formation of the Atlantic Hemisphere," at the 15th annual conference of the Transatlantic Studies Association, Plymouth University, England, July 4-6. Prins also was invited to Compton Castle in Devon, England, sharing ethnohistorical research on Indian tribesmen visiting the sea port of Plymouth in the 1500s and 1600s, before returning home as guides to English seafarers exploring the New World. 

Mukherjee, Anirban, W. Richard Goe, and Gerad Middendorf. 2016. “The Efficacy of Public Education as a Means of Social Mobility for the Indigenous Tribal Populations of Rural India.” Journal of Land and Rural Studies 4(2): 225-241. 

June 2016

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber. "Religious Transformations and Generalized Trust in Sub-Saharan Africa." Social Indicators Research, Advance online publication June 16, 2016.

Egbert Zavala & Don L. Kurtz (2016) Applying Differential Coercion and Social Support Theory to Police Officers’ Misconduct, Deviant Behavior, 37:8, 877-892, DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1153365 

László J. Kulcsár, Theresa Selfa and Carmen Bain (2016) "Privileged Access and Rural Vulnerabilities: Examining Social and Environmental Exploitation in Bioenergy Development in the American Midwest". Published online, Journal of Rural Studies.

Steinmetz, Kevin F., Brian P. Schaefer, and Edward L.W. Green. 2016, Online First. “Anything but Boring: A Cultural Criminological Exploration of Boredom.” Theoretical Criminology: 1-19. DOI: 10.1177/1362480616652686. 

May 2016

Garni, Alisa. "'New Destination' Dairies? Immigration and Development in the U.S. Plains." Paper presented at the Dynamics of Change in Rural Labour Markets and Communities session of the Canadian Sociological Association meeting in Calgary, Alberta. May 31, 2016.

Nicolette Manglos-Weber recently had two articles accepted for publication:

Manglos-Weber, Nicolette D. and Alexander A. Weinreb. "Own-choice Marriage and Fertility in Turkey." Forthcoming in Journal of Marriage and Family.

Manglos-Weber, Nicolette D. "Identity, Inequality, and Legitimacy: Religious Differences in Primary School in Sub-Saharan Africa." Forthcoming in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Spencer Wood has been elected to serve a three-year term as Secretary, a National Officer postion, of the Rural Sociological Society.

From the Sociology program, Dr. L. Susan Williams and PhD candidates Edward L.W. Green and William A. Chernoff, completed a pilot study of social climate in two Kansas state prisons, Ellsworth Correctional Facility (medium security) and El Dorado Correctional Facility (maximum security). The imperative need to heed social environment and the power of the situation, particularly as applied to prison settings, dates back to the classic 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment; the widely-cited study concluded that situational factors, not personality, created the damaging conditions observed in the experiment. Yet, a paucity of research exists, especially at the facility level. The study tests the Essen Climate Evaluation Scheme

(EssenCES), an instrument validated in Australia, Germany, and the U.K.; this study represents the first effort to apply it to correctional facilities in the U.S. 187 inmates and staff were surveyed. Inmate survey results demonstrate a higher level at the medium-level facility, while staff perceived no difference. Contrarily, inmates at both facilities report similarities on the level of negative characteristics (e.g., threatening situations), but differ on positive markers such as livable atmosphere. The research demonstrates that prison social climate is meaningful in terms of targeting both positive and problematic areas, identifying common and divergent issues between staff and inmates. Results will be presented to the Kansas Department of Corrections, and to regional and national conferences on criminal justice.

Dr. L. Susan Williams and Dr. A. Elizabeth Cauble, assisted by Laura Johnson—all of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work—conducted a local research initiative aimed to gauge public attitudes toward Riley County Police Department (RCPD), particularly regarding traffic laws and enforcement. The research is particularly timely in the face of recommendations from the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing to “identify the best means to provide an effective partnership between law enforcement and local communities that reduces crime and increases trust.” Several states, including Kansas, are considering mandates that would require programs of fair and impartial policing for all its police agencies. 115 Individual and group interviews specifically targeted underrepresented groups, as well as citizens who had recent contact with RCPD. Results suggest that citizen-police encounters are more effective when the community feels engaged in the process of local policies and practices. In particular, these effects vary by social groups, with underrepresented groups more likely to report a mismatch in communication and resulting experiences. Full results will be presented to the American Society of Criminology national conference.

Edward L.W. Green will be hooded by Dr. L. Susan Williams in the May 13 ceremony. Dr. Green is receiving his PhD in Sociology, with a specialty in Criminology. The title of his dissertation is The Weight of the Gavel: Prison as a Rite of Passage. Dr. Green’s work has been recognized both locally and nationally. He begins a tenure-track position in the fall of 2016 as Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice with Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.

April Terry, PhD student in Sociology, has been nominated for the program’s student research award for 2016. Since beginning her graduate studies at K-State (F14), April has published three sole-authored articles, and has three additional papers under review, all in well-respected peer-review journals. Ms. Terry presented papers at regional and national conferences, including the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association and the Academy of Criminal Justice Science conferences, as well as the Research and State Conference held at K-State. Her interests are in gender-based violence and juvenile justice. Ms. Terry also teaches at Fort Hays State University, where she has been recognized for excellence in teaching and research. 

Arthur Durband recently had two articles accepted for publication:

Durband AC, Hill EC & Walshe K (in press) Revised stature estimations for individuals from Roonka, South Australia. Accepted by Australian Archaeology on 4/12/2016.

Hill EC, Durband AC & Walshe K (in press) Risk minimization and a late Holocene increase in mobility at Roonka Flat, South Australia: an analysis of lower limb diaphyseal shape. Accepted by American Journal of Physical Anthropology on 5/2/2016.

KSU Anthropology Alumus Clark Spencer Larsen, distinguished professor at Ohio State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. For more information, please follow this link.

April 2016

Dr. Alfonso-Durruty gave four presentations at two conferences: 

 81st Annual Meetings of the Society of American Archaeology: 

Alfonso-Durruty MP, Morello F, Vilar M, Misarti N, Headley D. 2016. Preservation of Ancient Teeth Geomorphometry through Computer Tomography Scanning and 3D Printing: An Accuracy Test. 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Orlando FL. April 6-10th, 2016. 

Vilar M, Morello F,Alfonso-Durruty MP. 2016. Migration Waves, Genetic drift, and the peoplingof Fuego-Patagonia.   1st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Orlando FL. April 6-10th, 2016.

85th Annual Meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropology 

Miguel Vilar, Marta Alfonso-Durruty, Constanza de la Fuenta Castro, Flavia Morello, Paula Campos, Nicole Misarti, Spencer Wells, Eske Willerslev. Genomes from Early Holocene Remains from Patagonia Suggest Demographic Shift, Supporting the Material Culture Transition. 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology. Atlanta, GA. April 12-16th, 2016. 

Alfonso-Durruty MP, Vilar M, Morello F. 2016. Migration Waves and Genetic Drift in the Peopling of Fuego-Patagonia. 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology. Atlanta, GA. April 12-16th, 2016.

Brad Logan presented "Type Sites and Chance: Lonergan Trailer, Griffing, and the Smoky Hill Phase", one of four invited papers at the symposium "Middle Ceramic Period" of the Annual Meeting of the Kansas Anthropological Association held in Salina April 6th to honor presentation of the late Donna Roper's publication The Archaeology of Central Kansas, Bulletin of the Kansas Anthropological Association No. 3.

Dr. Weyher is currently working on a book project to expand upon and extend his prior theoretical work on the emotions in social theory and social life. His most recent paper, which draws on one of these earlier contributions re-interpreting the work of classical social theorist Emile Durkheim, is titled: “The Good, the Bad, and the Sacred: Cultural Codes and the Emotional Marking of Significance.” This paper has been accepted for presentation (via a peer-reviewed process) at the Canadian Sociological Association’s annual meeting in Calgary in June. In the past year, Dr. Weyher also presented a paper, together with Dr. Alisa Garni (equal authorship) and one of our undergraduate research assistants from KSU, at the international conference on “Religion and Spirituality in Society” at the University of California, Berkeley. Another article Dr. Weyher co-authored with Dr. Garni (equal authorship) drew the attention of editors of a scholarly newspaper in El Salvador. A lengthy summary of their work was translated into Spanish and published, drawing attention from scholars in El Salvador, Sweden, and the U.S. who contacted them about this work.  

Harald E.L. Prins, University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, and Bunny McBride co-authored the revised editions of the international textbooks Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge and Anthropology: The Human Challenge. Prins is lead expert witness for the Penobscot Indian Nation in a federal court case about tribal rights over the Upper Penobscot River and reservation boundaries in a federal court case now before the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal, Boston. Bunny McBride, Adjunct Lecturer of Anthropology, has just completed a three-year term as President of the Women's World Summit Foundation, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Having served as a WWSF board member for a dozen years, she now joins the organization's international Advisory Panel.

On April 14, Chardie Baird led a discussion on Strategies for Minimizing Implicit Bias through the KAWSE Office as a follow up to the speakers from WISELI that KAWSE hosted in Spring 2016.

Rissler, Patrick. and Spencer D. Wood. April 2016. “The Health of Healthy Food Access in Kansas.” Poster presented at the Food Security Symposium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

March 2016

Fifteen sociology graduate students and four faculty members authored projects that were presented at the Midwest Sociological Society annual meetings from March 23-26. Topics examined by these researchers included food deserts, migration and human trafficking. Visit K-State sociology's Facebook page for more information. Here is a list of all the presentations:

Framing the Dead: How Deadheads Use Family and Religion to Build an Enduring Culture. Stacy L. Smith. Session 3, Houston, 5th Floor, Wednesday, 12:00pm - 1:30pm.

Keeping Connected While Living Apart: An Exploration of a Prison Contact Maintenance Program. Lisa Melander. Session 23, Northwester, 6th Floor, Wednesday, 1:45pm - 3:15pm

Food Deserts in the Breadbasket: A Rural-Urban Comparison. Michael J. Miller and Patrick Rissler, Session 51, Denver, 5th Floor, Thursday, 8:30am - 10:00am

Sacred Sex and the Silencing of Secularism. Joe Jakubek, Session 55, Kansas City, 5th Floor, Thursday, 8:30am - 10:30am

Stigma and the Westboro Baptist Church. Alexandra Pimentel, Session 57, Miami, 5th Floor, Thursday, 8:30am-10:00am

The Ogallala Water Crisis: A STIRPAT Analysis of Depletion. Vivian Hughes and Matthew Sanderson, Session 87, Miami, 5th Floor, Thursday, 10:15am - 11:45am

Emancipatory Empiricism: The Rural Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois. Joe Jakubek and Spencer D. Wood, Session 108, Denver 5th Floor, Thursday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Feminicide in Central America: A Review of the Literature. Lora K. McGraw, Session 112, Kansas City, 5th Floor, Thursday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm.

Celebrity Activism and Symbolic Capital in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns. Nadia Shapkina, Session 112, Kansas City 5th Floor, Thursday, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

What is Incorporation for Migrants in the U.S. and How do Mechanisms Permit or Bar Incorporation? Donya Karimi, Session 127, Houston, 5th Floor, Thursday, 2:45pm - 4:15pm

Food Hubs: Enhancing Quality of Life and Building Wealth. Alagi Patel and Spencer D. Wood, Session 155, Indiana, 6th Floor, Friday, 8:30am - 10:00am.

Local Lagers and Ales with Aura: The Habitus of Drinking Locality Among Cultural Omnivores. Adam Veitch, Session 161, Northwestern, 6th Floor, Friday, 8:30am - 10:00am.

Intersectional Monopoly: Why Do I Earn Less and Pay More? Teaching Gender and Social Stratification through Simulation. Stacy L. Smith, Session 162, Wisconsin, 6th Floor, Friday, 8:30am - 10:00am.

Poster - Binarism and the Criminal Justice System: The Transgender Prisoner Dilemma. Vivian Hughes, Krystal Cooper, Dusty Ray, and Laura Murphy. Chicago Ballroom D/E, 5th Floor, Friday, 10:15am - 11:45am

Poster - Feminist Advocacy Planning: A Critique of Suburban Housing Developments. Ashley N. Wunder. Chicago Ballroom D/E, 5th Floor, Friday, 10:15am - 11:45am.

Poster - What is the Relationship between Migration and Networks of Political, Economic, Social, and Cultural Power? Donya Karimi, Chicago Ballroom D/E, 5th Floor, Friday, 10:15am - 11:45am

Poster - What's in a Mugshot: Visual Characteristics Newspaper Media Emphasize based on Race and Gender. Alayna R. Fahrny, Chicago Ballroom D/E, 5th Floor, Friday, 10:15am - 11:45am

Chardie Baird presented a paper titled "How Cultural Beliefs about W omen's Role in the World Shape Women's Civic Engagement at the Southwestern Social Science Association annual meetings, March 2016

Jakubek, Joe and Spencer D. Wood. 2016. “Emancipatory Empiricism: the Rural Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois.” Paper presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Relationships with God among Young Adults: a Measurement Model with Four Dimensions. Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber; Margarita A. Mooney; Kenneth A. Bollen; J. Micah Roos. Sociology of Religion 2016; doi: 10.1093/socrel/srw012

Steinmetz, K. F. (2016, March). Coding control: A radical criminological analysis of hackers, ideology, and social control. Presentation at the 2016 meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Denver, CO.

February 2016

Taylor Christian, an undergraduate student in the department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, was featured on KCLY's radio program "Up-Close". To listen to the podcast, please follow this link.

January 2016

Wood, Spencer D. January 2016. "The Power of Land: Black Farming and Rural Communities in Historical Perspective." Presentation at the African Institute for Agrarian Studies, summer school. Harare, Zimbabwe.

December 2015

Kevin F. Steinmetz and Anderson, Jamilya O. 2015. "A Probation Profanation: Race, Ethnicity, and Probation in a Midwestern Sample." Race and Justice: An International JournalPublished online before print.

Marganski, Alison and Lisa Melander. 2015. "Intimate Partner Violence Victimization in the Cyber and Real World." Journal of Intimate Partner Violence. Available online at: http://jiv.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/11/24/0886260515614283.full.pdf+html

Faculty and graduate students from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work attended the 71st annual American Society of Criminology meetings in Washington, D. C. from November 18-21. These individuals presented on the following topics:

William Chernoff:
“Measuring Minority Representation: Police Agencies and Arrests”

Edward Green:
“Doin’ My Time: Interviews about Doin’ Time with Lifers”
“Broken Mirrors: Uncomfortable Moments in Prison Research as Reflection of the Observer’s Bias”
Roundtable Discussant: “Legalizing Marijuana” and “Entrée and Attunement: Emotional Response in the Field as Data”

Don Kurtz:
"Applying Differential Support and Coercion Theory to Police Officer Misconduct." 
Panel Discussant: “Where Have All the Social Workers Gone?”

Jamilya Makashova:
“Race and Probation in a Midwestern State”

Lisa Melander:
“Intimate Partner Violence Victimization in Varying Social Contexts”
“An Ecological Analysis of Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use Among Rural Midwestern Adolescents”

Kevin Steinmetz:
“Race and Probation in a Midwestern State”
“Learning from that Foul Taste: Revulsion and Discomfort as Emotional Data in Field Research” 

Alfonso-Durruty MP, Giles BT, Misarti N, San Roman M, Morello F. 2015. Antiquity and geographic distribution of cranial modification among the prehistoric groups of Fuego-Patagonia, Chile. American Journal of Physcial Anthropology 64: 107-119.

Becker C, Alfonso-Durruty M, Misarti N, Troncoso A, Larach P. 2015. Estudio isotópico de la Dieta en contextos prehistóricos del Norte Semiárido. [Isotope analysis of diet among prehistoric groups in the Semiarid North (Chile)] Boletín del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural 64: (in press).

October 2015

Kurtz, Don, Egbert Zavala, and Lisa A. Melander. 2015. “The Influence of Early Strain on Later Strain, Stress Responses, and Aggression by Police Officers.” Criminal Justice Review 40(2):190-208.

Tyler, Kimberly A. and Lisa A. Melander. 2015. “Child Abuse, Street Victimization, and Substance Use Among Homeless Young Adults.” Youth and Society, 47(4):502-51.

Green, E.W. & Steinmetz, K. F. (2016). Up in smoke: Marijuana, abstract empiricism, and the criminological imagination. In J. Hill & N. Marion (ed.) Legalizing a crime: Marijuana policies across America (pp. 19-41). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Kharel, Arjun and Gerad Middendorf. 2015. “Is Fair Trade ‘Fair’? A Study of Handmade Paper Producers in Nepal.” Journal of Land and Rural Studies 3(2): 253-273.

Matthew Sanderson has been elected as Secretary-Treasurer, American Sociological Association, Section on the Sociology of Development (2015-2018)

Reappointed for a second year by the President of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. in New York, Harald E.L. Prins served on international panel of visual anthropology experts selecting four winners of Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ethnographic Film to outstanding junior anthropologists across the globe. Read more here.

Michael Wesch and two anthropology students (Kenzie Wade and Jordan Thomas) were the headlining acts for the Innovation and Inspiration campaign launch event on October 9th, attended by Kansas State University's top donors.

Both of the university's Rhodes nominees come from our department: Jordan Thomas, senior in anthropology, and Eleanor Dickens, senior doubling in Anthropology/Sociology.

Michael Wesch published a video in the prestigious Future of Storytelling series, and was one of 20 headlining speakers at their invite-only conference Oct 6-8.  Other speakers included Al Gore, Edward Snowden, and top filmmakers and technologists pushing the boundaries of how to tell stories.

2015 Frey, R. Scott, and Matthew R. Sanderson. “How Ecologically Unequal Exchange Relations in the US Great Plains Contributed to the Dust Bowl.” Paper presented at the Ecological Unequal Exchange conference, Knoxville, TN.

2015 Sanderson, Matthew R. “Water in the High Plains: A Coupled System.”  Invited presentation at the National Center for Socio-Environmental Synthesis, Annapolis, MD.

2015 Sanderson, Matthew R. “Sustainable Rural Communities?  The Importance of a Sociological Imagination.”  Invited presentation at the University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania.

September 2015

Matthew Sanderson published an article called "The Threat Narrative" in the Manhattan Mercury on September 13.

2015. Sanderson, Matthew R., and R. Scott Frey. “Structural Impediments to Groundwater Sustainability in the High Plains Aquifer of Western Kansas.” Agriculture and Human Values 32(3): 401-417.

Steinmetz, K. F. & Kurtz, D. L. (2015). Initial evaluation of Riley County’s Probation 180 program. Final report submitted to Riley County Community Corrections.

April Terry presented a paper titled "The Economic Development Dimensions of Prison in Rural Communities: A Review of Key Issues" at the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association's Annual Meetings in Chicago.

SASW has lost a distinguished archaeologist, Donna Roper. Read more about her life and work here.

August 2015

Nadia Shapkina presented a paper titled “Bodies Across Borders: Changing Patterns of Sex Trade Migration in Eurasia” at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems in Chicago.

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber Conference Paper: “A Realist Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Framework and the Sticking Point of Causal Mechanisms,” presented at the conference Critical Realism: Reimagining Social Science, University of Notre Dame, IN, July 27-August 1. 

Miller, Michael, Gerad Middendorf, and Spencer D. Wood. 2015. “Food Availability in the Heartland: Exploring the Effects of Neighborhood Racial and Income Composition.” Rural Sociology 80(3): 340-361. 

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber served as paid consultant for research project, “Parental Cultures and Practices of Intergenerational Transmission of Religious Faith to Children,” over two-day workshop, August 18-19 (PI: Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame). 

July 2015

2015. Caldas, Marcellus, Matthew R. Sanderson, Martha Mather, Melinda Daniels, David Haukos, Jason Bergtold, Joseph Aistrup, Jessica Heier-Stamm, Kyle Mankin, Aleksey Sheshukov, and David Lopez-Carr. “Endogenizing Culture in Sustainability Science Research and Policy.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 112 (27): 8157-8159.

2015 Kurtz, Don L., Egbert Zavala, and Lisa Melander, “The Influence of Early Strain on Later Strain, Stress Responses and Aggression by Police Officers” Criminal Justice Review, v40, 2.

Steinmetz, K. F. & Henderson, H. (2015). Hip-hop and procedural justice: Hip-hop artists’ perceptions of criminal justice. In F. T. Wilson (ed.) Crime and media studies: Diversity of method, medium and communications. San Diego, CA: Cognella. (Reprinted from Race & Justice, 2(3), pp. 155-178, 2013).

2015 Kurtz, Don L., “Cost of Caring: The Practical and Ethical Considerations of Stress, Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue for Professional Helpers.” Invited presented for the Department of Veteran Affairs, Topeka, Ks.

Sutherland, Albert, Terrie Becerra, and Gerad Middendorf. 2015. “Extension Attitudes and Needs on Climate and Weather in Kansas and Oklahoma.” Paper presented at the meetings of the National Association of Agricultural Extension Agents in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in July, 2015.

Baird, Chardie presented "Programs for Women working in Male-Dominated Fields" to PEO on July 14th. Leslie Gordon, an alumnae of K-State's Engineering program who now works at Caterpillar in Wamego invited me. PEO is an organization whose mission is to advance women in education. What PEO stands for is a secret.

Alfonso-Durruty MP, Morello F, Vilar M. Uncovering the peopling of Fuego Patagonia. Invited Talk. National Geographic Headquarters, Genographic Program. July 9th, Washington DC.  

June 2015

László J. Kulcsár (2015) "The yellow brick road to nowhere: The shrinking countryside of rural Kansas" (presented at the International Conference on Population Geographies, organized by the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, June 30 - July 3, 2015)

Tyler, Kimberly A. and Lisa A. Melander. (2015). “Child Abuse, Street Victimization, and Substance Use Among Homeless Young Adults.” Youth and Society, 47(4):502-19. 

Logan, Brad. Young Buck and the Undeveloped Reach of Wildcat Creek. Kansas Preservation 37(1):12-15 (2015)

Steinmetz, K. F. & Gerber, J. (2015). Hacking the state: Hackers, technological liberalism, and state crime. In G. Barak (ed.) Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful (pp. 503-514). New York, NY: Routledge.

Steinmetz, K. F. (2015). James Banks: Online gambling and crime: Causes, controls and controversies. British Journal of Criminology, 55(4), 842-844.

May 2015

Brad Logan, Principal Investigator, and Lauren Ritterbush, Co-PI, have been awarded a grant from the Historic Preservation Fund by the Kansas Historical Society for “National Register of Historic Places Evaluation of the Sam Kimble Site (14RY201), Riley County, Kansas”. 

Chardie Baird, was invited to give a talk titled "Strategies for Legitimizing Diversity in Academia" at the Visions in Methodology (VIM) conference. VIM is a conference for junior women in political science working on methodological innovations.  

Relationships with God among Young Adults: Validating a Measurement Model with Four Dimensions.

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber; Margarita A. Mooney; Kenneth A. Bollen; J. Micah Roos Sociology of Religion 2016;

doi: 10.1093/socrel/srw012