Recent theses and dissertations
Murphy, Laura (2018)
“Disparity or Discrimination: Interaction Effects of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender On Probation Failure in a Midwestern Sample”
Ruiz Ruiz, Zaira (2019)
“Smells like money: Mexican employee endurance in a southwest Kansas meatpacking plant”
Williams, Bryan (2019)
“Bureaucracy, the profession, and retention of Captains in the U.S. Army”
Knight, Trina (2019)
“The reason for the season: A qualitative exploration of evangelical christians’ perceptions of religious identity, social change, and holiday celebrations”
Nelson, Mark (2019)
“Rural conceptions of queer-intended space and place: the physical, virtual, and relational structures of grindr and scruff”
Mcgraw, Lora (2017)
"Challenging masculinities: A program analysis of male-based university sexual violence prevention programs"
Ray, Dusty (2017)
Rural occupational transitions: Transportation, identity, and new geographies
Anderson, Jamilya (2016)
"Presentence detention in U.S. District Courts: The effects of race/ethnicity, gender, and social context"
Fahrny, Alayna (2016)
"What's in a mugshot: Visual characteristics newspaper media emphasize based on race and gender"
Pimentel, Alexandra (2016)
"Culture and stigma in religion: The Westboro Baptist Church"
Hughes, Vivian (2016)
"An empirical analysis of groundwater depletion in the High Plains-Ogallala Aquifer region"
Brown, Rebecca R. (2016)
“Mothering behind bars: the role of contact maintenance programs on the mothering identity of incarcerated women”
Cooper, Krystal (2015)
“Where is the T in LGBT? : exploring the links between the gay and lesbian rights movement and the transgender rights movement”
Rissler, Patrick S. (2015)
“Food availability in rural Kansas: coping strategies for people living in low access food areas”
Sitterle, Daniel Key (2014)
“Caring less about race: the prevalence of racial apathy among young adults”
Kelly, Kristin B. (2014)
“Terror, education and America: a case study of a local Tea Party group in North Carolina”
Davlyatova, Nodira (2014)
“In search of better lives: Analyzing Post-Soviet Migration from Tajikistan to Russia”
Esamwata, Joab O. (2014)
“Exporting food, Importing food aid? Kenya and Food Security in the World Food System”
Hanson, Zachary R. (2014)
“Family: A Study of the Role of Ritual and It's Effects on the Kansas State Football Team”
Baca Huerta, Sandra Yesenia (2013)
“Towards a (r)evolutionary M.E.Ch.A: intersectionality, diversity, and the queering of Xicanism”
Carnes, Rebekah (2013)
“Working at doing good: worker identity in career volunteers”
Shah, Tamanna Maqbool (2012)
“Collective memory and narrative: ethnography of social trauma in Jammu and Kashmir”
Lueker, Suzanna J. (2012)
“Courting gender bias: an examination of women’s experiences in the profession of law in Kansas”
Weston, George H. (2012)
“The iron curtain: what pro-choice and pro-life organizations in Kansas learn from each other through communication”
Massen, Alisha J. (2012)
"It's people you know": the role social networks play in micro-informal markets”
Miller, Michael J. (2012)
“Food availability in the heartland: effects of neighborhood race and income composition”
Denman, Greg (2011)
“Women's movements against collective male violence”
Fisher, Tory C. (2011)
“A case study on the development of desegregation in USD 501 in Topeka, Kan., the home of the desegregation movement”
Kharel, Arjun (2011)
“Is fair trade “fair”? : a study of handmade paper producers in Nepal”
Ortiz, Rosa Y. (2011)
“Public misperceptions about undocumented immigrants in United States.”
Hillgren, Casey J. (2011)
“Punishment in the slammer: penal spectatorship among college students.”
Miller, Jennifer (2010)
“The influence of attitude: a sociological investigation of Reintegrative Shaming Theory”
Troncale Rawls, Shannon (2010)
“Sustained efforts and collective claims: the social influence of the vegan movement from 1944 to present”
John, Nicole L. (2010)
“Successful aging conceptualization and long-term care: a comparative content analysis of brochure advertising perspective”
Mukherjee, Anirban (2009)
“Tribal education in India: an examination of cultural imposition and inequality”
Sarmistha, Uma (2009)
“Ties that bind: a study of the rural informal economy in India”
Hawley, Charles Willian (2009)
“Broke at the buffet: food insecurity in America”
Westfall, David W. (2009)
“Why Nemo matters: altruism in American animation”
Donley, Sarah B. (2009)
“HIV in the heartland: negotiating disclosure, stigma, & the HIV community”
Siqueira, Adryanna Alves De (2008)
“Brazilian women, invisible workers: the experiences of women street vendors in Brazil”
Teeter, Allison M. (2008)
“Never judge a book by its cover: a sociological examination of body art”
Logan, Laura S. (2008)
“Exploring the composition and formation of lesbian social ties”
Egbert Zavala (2007)
"Nonphysical Intimate Partner Violence: Emotional Abuse and Controlling Behavior Against Women"
Ryan Button (2007)
"Factors Affecting the Concentration of Financial Services in the Nonmetropolitan United States, 2000-2003"
Andrea Button (2007)
"Freedom From Themselves: Gendered Mechanisms of Control, Power, and Resistance in Prison Dog Training Programs"
Kristen Kendrick (2007)
"Lock Your Windows: Women's Responses to Serial Rape in a College Town"
Derrick Cline (2006)
"The Coevolution of Society and Invasive Species: Sericea Lespedeza in the Kansas Flint Hills"
Assol Abdullina (2006)
"Social Movements in Democratization Process: Civil Participation in the `Tulip Revolution' in Kyrgyzstan"
Travis Linnemann (2006)
"Pygmalion in the Courtroom: the Impact of Court-level Racial Threat on Criminal Justice Decision Making"
Kate Romanova (2006)
"Identity Crisis: 9/11 and the Redefinition of American Identity. A Critique of Huntington"
Benjamin C. Bolender (2006)
"Changes in the Process of Occupational Attainment: An Old Model in a New Context"
Ying Wang (2005)
"An Analysis of the Changes in Underemployment in Nonmetropolitan Labor Markets in the United States, 1980-2000"
Angelina Butler (2005) Non-Thesis
Shaun Parkman (2005)
"Structure and Social Problems: An Analysis of Systemic Forces' Influence on Crime Rates, Teen Births, and Infant Mortality"
Christa Smith (2004)
"Examining Adolescent Latina Immigrants' Educational and Occupational Expectations and Attainment: A Feminist Critique"
David Chasteeen (2004)
"Can Economic Growth Facilitate Ecological Improvement? Applying Ecological Modernization Theory to the Case of China"
Matthew Sanderson (2004)
"Toward a Comparative Theory of Religious Fundamentalism: The Islamic Revolution in Iran as a Response to the Experience of Capitalist Modernity"
Kimberly Kibbe (2003) Non-Thesis
John Lesotlho (2002)
"The Effect of Perceptions of Technology Attributes on Adaptation to an Improved Sorghum Variety by Farmers in Botswana"
Charles Appelseth (2002)
"Cartoons, Gender, and Content Analysis: The Paradox of Numbers and Meaning"
Scott Velasquez (2002)
"Minor Delinquency as Resistance: Adolescent Girls React to Patriarchy"
"The Nexus Between Drug Use and Delinquency: Testing for a Spurious Relationship"
Judith Whitley (2002) Non-Thesis
Maria Smith (2002) Non-Thesis
Jenny Chacon (2002)
"The Female Will Stay in the Cage: Gender and Work in Juvenile Corrections"
Jennifer L. Bates (2001) Non-Thesis
Kevin Hauck (2000)
"The Brown Face of Discrimination: An Analysis of Worker's Compensation Appeals Board Cases"
Kelly McEwen (2000)
"Socioeconomic and Sociodemographic Correlates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Two Southeastern African Countries"
Rachel Hage (2000)
"Building Community Within a Local Foodshed"
Terry Canaday (2000) Non-Thesis
Matthew Kerns (2000) Non-Thesis
Angel L. Harris (1999)
"Evaluation of Self-Competence Among African-American Students Within the Classroom Setting: A Comparison Between a Predom-inantly Black College and a Predominantly White College"
Sara Fisher (1999)
"The Persistence of Rural-Urban Differences in Poverty and Welfare Participation During the Restructuring of the 1980s"
Feng Zhou (1999)
"Factors Affecting the Concentration of Producer Services in the United States, 1980-90"
Cynthia S. Shene (1999)
"The Urbanization Juggernaut: A Case Study of Basehor, Kansas"
Leticia Nkonya (1999) Non-Thesis
Carolyn A. Hall-Tuiel (1999) Non-Thesis
David A. Coon (1998)
"An Investigation of #Friends Internet Relay Chat As a Community"
Kristen Ann Nespoli (1998) Non-Thesis
Angela Ashton (1998)
"Death of Innocents: Mass Media Portrayals of Parental Child Killings, 1987-1997"
Carolyn Field (1998)
"Determinants of Infant Mortality in the Less-Developed Countries: The Cross-National Evidence"
Emiliano J. Ramnarine (1998) Non-Thesis
Nidia Glavinich (1997)
"Migration Plans of Highly Trained Paraguayans Living in the United States"
Seifaldin N. Da'na (1997)
"The State in Post-Colonial Societies"
Kelly E. Johnson (1997)
"The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nine Independent Variables: A Study of Federal Correctional Facilities"
Gerri Wybo-Vopata (1997)
"The Relationship of Education and Religiosity To Citizens' Perceptions of Community Well-Being"
Joel C. Thummel (1997)
"Religious Integration and Suicide in the U.S"
Douglas S. Wallace (1997)
"The Effect of Feminist Attitudes Upon the Outlook Towards Pornography"
Sitawa Kimuna (1997) Non-Thesis
Tye E. Tuggle (1996)
"The Effects of Change in Population Structure and Farm and Industry Structure on the Economic Vitality of Rural Communities"
Bobi Naylor (1996)
"An Analysis of the Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program"
Anisa C. Rhea (1996)
"An Analysis of the Relationship Between Local Labor Market Characteristics and Rates of Working Poverty Among Female-Headed Family Households in Kansas"
Daphne Keboneilwe (1996)
"Agricultural Export Specialization and Human Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Cross-National Evidence"
Bridget E. Murphy (1996)
"Embracing Diversity, Strengthening Social Infrastructure: A Comparative Analysis of Two Rural Kansas Communities"
Khalid A. Al-Sharideh (1996)
"The Determinants of Personal Adjustment to American Life by International Students at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas"
Sean A. Noonan (1996)
"Recuperating Debord: From Fetishism to the Spectacle. A Contribution to Commodification Theory"
Ali Al-Roumi (1996)
"Democracy and the Physical Quality of Life"
Jeffrey Cavner (1996) Non-Thesis
Marie A. Farren (1995)
"Is It Supply or Demand? Links Between the Gendered Division of Labor and Part-Time Employment of Nonmetropolitan Women"
Jerry L. Williams (1995)
"Effects of Social Support Upon the Self-Esteem of Nursing Home Residents in LaGrande, Oregon and Manhattan, Kansas"
Sudeshna Ghosh (1995)
"Matrimonial Decision Making Among First and Second Generation Asian Indians in the United States"
Tanya Twaddell (1995)
"Constructing Meanings of Rape: The Effects of Education on Beliefs and Knowledge About Rape Among College Students"
Edwin Sorensen (1995)
"Sociological Exploration of Alcoholism"
Bruce M. Reid (1995)
"Rebellious Parents: Contradictions in the Corporatist Structure for Education Reform in Two Rural Communities"
Geetha N. Gowda (1994) Non-Thesis
Mary P. Gross (1994) Non-Thesis
Michelle A. Chiezah (1993)
"Unmet Need for Family Planning in Jamaica"
Candice B. Nelsen (1993)
"Elderly Homicide Victimization: A Replication and Extension of the Lifestyle/Routine Activities Approach"
Fanny E. VanWinge (1993)
"A Cross-National Analysis of Socio-Economic Influences on Maternal Mortality"
Gretchen R. Orvis (1993) Non-Thesis
Patricia L. Pirkey (1993) Non-Thesis
Khalid A. Al-Mubarak (1992)
"The Relationship between Fertility Attitudes and Background Characteristics of Saudi Arabian Students in the U.S.A"
Wilfredo B. Gutierrez (1992)
"Popular Participation and Agrarian Policy in Nicaragua: A Comparative Analysis of Two Peasant Organizations' Influence, 1979-1989"
Dawei Chen (1991) Non-Thesis
Rosario Bello (1990)
"The Impact of External Debt on Quality of Life of Developing Countries"
Wm. Reed Benedict (1990)
"The Effect of Proximity to High Schools on Crime in Their Surrounding Areas: A Partial Replication"
Kevin Bryant (1990)
"Routine Activity, Convenience Stores, and Robbery in San Diego: A Block-Level Analysis"
Monica Franz (1990)
"Hospitals and Rape: A Replication"
Peggy Ntseane (1990)
"Education and Fertility: A Cross-National Analysis of Sub-Saharan African Nations"
Imam B. Prasodjo (1990)
"Structural Determinants of Urbanization in Developing Countries: A Cross-National Study"
Lucila A. Rosado F. (1990)
"The Survival Strategies of Female- and Male-Headed Households in Rural Areas of the Dominican Republic"
Ridjal Ismail (1990) Non-Thesis
Angel David Ilarraza (1989)
"Assessing the Causes of the Physical Quality of Life: A Cross-National Analysis of Three Theories"
Pamela Maier (1989)
"The Effects of Taverns and Lounges on Homicides in Residential Areas"
Yang Jie (1989)
"Government Policy and Provincial Income Variation: An Analysis of China"
Ishmail Said (1989)
"Bureaucracy and Adoption of Agricultural Innovations in Pakistan"
Estanislao A. Gacitua Mario (1989)
"Toward an Explanatory Model of Mapuches Mobilizations under the Chilean Military Regime, 1973-1988"
Robin K. Hizey (1989)
"Divorce and Urbanization: A Study of Counties 1970 and 1980"
Rashida Qureshi (1989) Non-Thesis
Yun-Ji Qian (1988) Non-Thesis
Carol Beier (1988) Non-Thesis J
ulie K. Kaufman (1987) Non-Thesis
Sunil K. Kukreja (1987)
"Development, Economic Inequality, World System Position and Political Repression A Cross-National Analysis"
Julie N. Zimmerman (1987)
"A Cross-National Analysis of the Effects of Family Planning and Development of Fertility Decline in Developing Nations"
Loretta M. Walters (1986)
"Interracial Relationships as Stigma"
Alan F. Abramowitz (1986)
"Transnational Corporations: An Examination of the Consequences for Society"
Dorothy J. Loyd (1986) Non-Thesis
Jerry W. Ludlow (1985)
"The Search for Underlying Dimensions of Turnaround Migration: An Alternative Methodological Approach"
"Agricultural Cooperatives and Rural Power Structure in Bangladesh"
Ronald W. Sullivan (1985)
"Understanding and Accommodating Turnaround Growth in Nonmetropolitan Communities"
Michael Kruse (1984)
"The Church-Sect Typology and the Church of the Nazarene: An Empirical Critique of the Typology"
Rajini Kumar (1984)
"From Sati to Separation: Changing Attitudes of Indian Women on Divorce"
James Robinson (1984)
"Infant Mortality and Socioeconomic Status Correlations: A Replication with Individual Data, 1967-1972"
Carnes, Rebekah (2020)
“Water conservation decision-making by producers on the Ogallala Aquifer”
Karimi, Donya (2020)
“Development, religiosity, and women's formal employment in the MENA region: An exploratory study”
Lauer, Stephen (2020)
“The weight of water: Values, civic engagement, and collaborative groundwater management on the U.S. high plains”
Jakubek, Joseph (2019)
“The faith-based welfare state, 2001-2017”
Chernoff, William (2018)
“What Youth Can’t Do: The Juvenile Court and the Social Construction of Youth Offending”
Galta, Sandra (2018)
“Intersectional subaltern counterpublics: UndocuQueer online activism and testimonies”
Terry, April (2018)
“Dirt roads to justice and heartland girls: Coercive sexual environments in nonmetropolitan communities”
Smith, Stacy (2017)
"Dead and still grateful: Deriving mechanisms of social cohesion from deadhead culture"
Button, Ryan (2017)
"An exploratory study of the effects of cultural capital on the successful completion of a two-year honors program"
John, Niki (2017)
"Unretirement and the (re)construction of age in post-industrial America)
Westfall, David (2017)
"A lost generation? Kony, conflict, and the cultural impacts in northern Uganda"
Kešäne, Iveta (2016)
"Symbolic structure of the post-Soviet transformations in Latvia and emigration: Avoiding shame and striving for hope and confidence"
Green, Edward (2016)
"The weight of the gavel: Prison as a rite of passage"
Kharel, Arjun (2016)
"Female labor migration and the restructuring of migration discourse: A study of female workers from Chitwan, Nepal"
Velasquez, Scott (2016)
"Images of gender arrangements of three American social organizations: A content analysis of top ranked Google images of individuals performing organizational roles"
Moore Markson, Heather (2016)
"Prison wife stigma: An exploration of stigma by affiliation and strategic presentation of self"
Dietrich, John (2016)
"Rise up: Okinawa protests against foreign occupation"
Paiva, Marianne (2016)
"Educational attainment of second generation Hmong in a rural ethnic enclave"
Summers, Carrie (2016)
"The water of life: Social and economic change in Haskell County, Kansas"
Button, Andrea (2015)
“The Rescuers: intersections of individual and group activism and the recognition of the human-animal ‘link’ ”
Whitney, Cindy (2015)
“Exploring women, gun ownership, and gender”
Lynn, Tamara J. (2014)
“Irony of a revolution: how grassroots organizations reinforced power structures they fought to resist”
Sarmistha, Uma (2014)
“The interaction between the digital and material world: transnational practices among high tech Indian immigrant workers”
Teeter, Allison M. (2014)
“Caution, this is Sparta!: a gendered examination of mixed martial arts and the spartanization process”
Donley, Sarah (2014)
“The overtaking of undertaking: feminization and the changing gender type of funeral directing”
Iaroi, Albert (2013)
“The impacts of biofuels production in rural Kansas: local perceptions”
Collins, Anna L. (2013)
“Inequalities in global health: a world-system analysis, 1945-present”
Logan, Laura S. (2013)
“Fear of violence and street harassment: accountability at the intersections”
Beach, Sarah S. (2013)
“And vegetables for all: urban and civic agriculture in Kansas City and visions for the U.S. agrifood system”
Cohn, Ury Saul Hersch (2013)
“Illegal aliens out! : making sociological sense of the new restrictionist frame”
Briggs, Jeremy S. (2013)
“Routine justice: the intersection of race, gender and police discretion in traffic stops”
Boyles, Andrea S. (2012)
“Meacham Park: how do Blacks experience policing in the suburbs?”
Mukherjee, Anirban (2012)
“Assimilation and intergenerational relations among creative workers: the case of Bengali-Indian immigrants in the Kansas City metropolitan area”
Mabeya, Danvas Ogeto (2011)
“Lost and found: different integration patterns of the Sudanese Lost Boys living in Kansas City area after resettlement”
Monier, Janis Pabst (2011)
“Community development in rural America: the power to exchange capital resources in Norton County, Kansas.”
Linnemann, Travis (2011)
“Beyond the ghetto: methamphetamine and the punishment of rural America.”
Alexander, Ryan (2011)
“Pathways : changes in recruitment for child sexual abuse and life course events.”
Dillard, Kara Noelle (2011)
“Assessing the problem of gender inequality in deliberative democracy.”
Ibbetson, Paul A. (2011)
“Changing public threats and police priorities: How police chiefs respond to emerging threats”
Becerra, Terrie A. (2010)
“Muddying the waters: the failure of water restoration bureaucracies in Kansas”
Bolender, Benjamin C. (2010)
“Fields of dreams or diamonds in the rough: unconventional retirement migration”
Zavala, Egbert (2010)
“¡Haciendo travesuras con vatos locos como yo! A low-self control approach to gang violence, gang membership, and criminal offending--violent victimization among gang members”
Jackson, Henry Jr. (2009)
“Power, policy, and the ideology of punishment: time series analysis of the U.S. political economy of punishment in the race to incarcerate, 1972-2002”
Sanneh Patrick Sarjo (2009)
“A study of food insecurity and rural development in the Gambia: the impact of rural weekly markets (Lumos)”
Wallace, Douglas Scott Larson (2009)
“Violent delinquency in America the determinants of carrying firearms among juveniles: a theoretical comparative analysis”
Aguilar R., Daniel E. (2008)
“Mexican immigrants in meatpacking areas of Kansas: transition and acquisition of cultural capital”
Sara Fisher (2007)
"How Progressives Took Advantage of Moderate Discontent: Political Opportunity, Framing and Mobilization at the Local Level"
Eric Carter (2006)
"Failing at Success: A Durkheimian Analysis of Anomie and Deviant Behavior Among National Football League Players"
Harry Vogel (2006)
“The Influence of Rural Amenities on Non-Metropolitan Population Change in the United States from 1980-2000”
Tom Barry (2006)
"The Rock Star as Contemporary Cowboy: Film Mythology and Ideology"
Leticia Nkonya (2006)
"Drinking from Own Cistern: Customary Institutions and Their Impacts on Rural Water Management in Tanzania"
Donald Kurtz (2006)
"Controlled Burn: The Gendering of Stress, Burnout, and Violence in Modern Policing"
Mani Pande (2004)
"Understanding the Effects of the Technology Life Cycle Model and Job and Labor Queues on Employment of Women in the Indian Software Industry"
Pamela Evans Lueders (2003)
"Disaster, Trauma and Community: The Impact of Floods on Buffalo Creek and Riley County"
Suvarna Cherukuri (2003)
"Social Control of Women Prisoners and their Pathways to Imprisonment: A Case Study of an Indian Prison"
Sinasi Ozturk (2003)
"Privatization in the Turkish Economy and Neo-Liberal Restructuring in the World Economy"
Sean Noonan (2002)
"A Contribution to the Political Economy of the Advertising Sector in the Postwar U.S. Economy"
Aravinda Satyavada (2002)
"The Crisis of Child Malnutrition in Rural North India: Evidence from the Bimaru States"
Sandra Alvarez (2001)
"Getting A Head Start on Assimilation: An Analysis of Cuban American Women in a Head Start Program"
Mohammed Al-Saawi (2001)
"Women's Status, Fertility, and Family Planning in Two Islamic Counties: A Comparative Study of The Republic of Yemen and Indonesia"
Sitawa Kimuna (2000)
"Population Aging: Unraveling Challenges of Socioeconomic Support for Elderly Zimbabweans"
Seifaldin N. Da'na (2000)
"The Political Economy and Ecology of Water: A Contribution to Rewrite the History of the Arab-Israeli Struggle"
Robert W. Dunkley (2000)
"Casino Gambling: An Interactionist Ethnography of the Casino"
Ali Al-Roumi (1999)
"Modeling the Development Process: A Cross-National Study"
Gaspard R.L. Nderagakura (1999)
"Competing Theoretical Perspectives on Socioeconomic Development: A Cross-National Analysis of the Physical Quality of Life in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1970-1990"
Richard Wriqht (1988)
"'Victim' and 'Resister' Conceptualizations of Oppression: An Assessment Through A Content Analysis of the Depiction of Women in Criminology Textbooks"
John E. Wade (1986)
"Nonmetropolitan Crime: The Effects of the Population Turnaround"
"Kansas Extension and Agricultural Producers: An Intersystems Congruence Analysis"
Somsak Srisontisuk (1981)
"Thai Comparative Analysis of Urbanism in Thai and U.S. Communities"
William C. Lane (1980)
"Faculty Retirement at a Land Grant University: A Study of Retired Faculty from Kansas State University"
Vickie D. Weeks (1980)
"Late Nineteenth Century Kansas Utopian Communities: The Value of Hostility in Commitment Development"
Philip L. Reichel (1979)
"People Processing Aspects of an Institution for Juvenile Delinquents"
Jeanne M. Gibbs (1979)
"Social Worlds of the Older Widow in the Non-Metropolitan Community"
Dana C. Harper Hughes (1979)
"Role Expectations and Role Performance of Nurses in the Nursing Home: The Case of the R.N. as Director of Nurses"
Judith L. Conboy (1978)
"Reverse Discrimination: The Study of a Protest Movement"
Arthur S. Evans, Jr. (1978)
"Black Sociologists as a Status Community"