Faculty and Student Achievements

Faculty Achievements


Stykes, J. Bart; Guzzo, Karen Benjamin. 2018. Multiple-Partner Fertility: Variation Across Measurement Approaches.

Cabaniss, Emily; Cameron, Abigail E. 2018. Toward a Social Psychological Understanding of Migration and Assimilation.

Cameron, Abigail E.; Cabaniss, Emily. 2018Forging Their Own Path to the Labor Market: Hispanic Women Business Owners in North Carolina.

Cabaniss, Emily. 2018. Pulling Back the Curtain: Examining the Backstage Gendered Dynamics of Storytelling in the Undocumented Youth Movement. 

Cabaniss, Emily; Hunt, Andrea N. 2018. One Shot (Public) Sociology: A Teaching Note on Developing Sociologically-Informed Student Workshops on College Campuses.

Zimpfer, Mariah. 2018. Exploring Sociology. Kendall Hunt.

Constance, Douglas; Konefal, Jason; Hatanaka, Maki. 2018. Contested Sustainability Discourses in the Agrifood System. Routledge.

Gardner, Jeffrey; Richards, Patricia. 2017. The Spatiality of Boundary Work: Political-Administrative Borders and Maya-Mam Collective Identification.

Bonanno, Alessandro. 2017. The Legitimation Crisis of Neoliberalism: The State, Will-Formation and Resistance. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Bonanno, Alessandro; Martinez, Fracisco; and Aboites, Gilberto. 2016. El Neoliberalismo un Momento de la Globalizacion. Mexico City: Fontamara.

Zimpfer, Mariah. 2017. Navigations: Contemporary Readings in Sociology. Kendall-Hunt.

Elected Officers for Professional Organization:

Cabaniss, Emily. Dr. Emily Cabaniss has been elected as Secretary for Sociologist for Women in Society, Southern Region.


Hatanaka, Maki; Konefal, Jason; Glenna, Leland; Conner, David. Farmer Adoption and Diffusion of Sustainability Metrics and Standards in the United States. Requested Funds: $358,470. Sponsor: USDA NIFA AFRI

Student Achievements

Fall 2018

Latrice Leonard has successfully defended her thesis "Civic Engagement and Mentorship as Preventative Measure to Deter Adolescent Delinquency." Latrice is expected to graduate December 2018.

Spring 2018

Ashley Segura, sociology major and student worker, recently helped organize and lead a workshop for the SHSU Diversity Leadership Conference. 

Fall 2017

The Measure- A Journal of Undergraduate ResearchCongratulations to Victoria Rhinehart on her publication in the first edition of The measure: A Journal of Undergraduate Research. Victoria is a Fall 2016 SHSU graduate. She received her BA in Sociology and minored in Criminal Justice. Her article "Sociological Analysis of GMOs" is introduced by Dr. Douglas Constance who states, Victoria "combines a comparative sociological analytical framework with a qualitative case study methodology to investigate the case of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the agrifood system." The measure: A Journal of Undergraduate Research is published once a year and distributed each September. More information can be found on the SHSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences website.

Kristen Koci, Sociology major and May 2017 graduate, has enrolled in the PhD program at Utah State University.

Darion McKinley, Fall 2015 graduate of the sociology masters program, has enrolled in the sociology doctoral program at Temple University.

London Snedon, Sociology major and May 2017 graduate, has enrolled at the American University Washington College of Law.

Kourtney Spriggins, May 2017 graduate with a minor in sociology, has been accepted into the master's program at the University of North Texas' Department of Higher Education.

Spring 2017

Sociology students, and Sociology Club Members, (Dillon Lay, Ethan Cutrone, and Rosalia Orozco) and one alum (Jessica Stark) presented papers at the Southwestern Social Science Association's annual conference in Austin, TX.

Sociology students Shanequa Brown and Shelby Burns presented at the Southwest Popular and American Culture annual conference in Albuquerque, NM.

Alex Pettyjohn, Fall 2016 graduate with a minor in sociology, has been accepted into the master's program with the College of Criminal Justice at SHSU.

Sociology major and May 2016 graduate Victoria Rhinehart's paper "Sociological Analysis of GMOs" selected for publication in the inaugural issue of The Measure: A Journal of Undergraduate Research.