Former Graduate Students

Paul Sargent (1998)

Associate Professor of Sociology, San Diego State University (Deceased in 2012)
Author, Real Men or Real Teachers? Contradictions in the Lives of Men Elementary School Teachers. Men’s Studies Press, 2001.


Karen Sternheimer (1998)

Professor (Teaching) of Sociology, University of Southern California
Author, Pop Culture Panics: How Moral Crusaders Construct Meanings of Deviance and Delinquency, Routledge, 2015
Celebrity Culture and the American Dream: Stardom and Social Mobility. Routledge, 2011.
Kids These Days: Facts and Fictions About Today’s Youth. Rowman & Littlefield, 2006
It’s Not the Media: The Truth About Pop Culture’s Influence on Children. Westview Press, 2003


Faye Linda Wachs (1999)

Professor of Sociology, California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Author, Body Panic: Gender, Health and the Selling of Fitness. New York University Press, 2008.


Sohaila Shakib (1999)

Associate Professor of Sociology, California State University, Dominguez Hills


Shari Dworkin (2000)

Professor and Dean, University of Washington Bothell School of Nursing and Health Studies
Men at Risk:  Masculinity, Heterosexuality and HIV Risk. New York University Press, 2015.
Body Panic: Gender, Health and the Selling of Fitness. New York University Press, 2008
Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon. University of Minnesota Press, 2003.


Celeste Atkins (MA 2006)

Department Chair, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Cochise College


Jeffrey Montez de Oca (2006)

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Discipline and Indulgence: College Football, The Media, and The American Way of Life during the Cold War. Rutgers University Press, 2013.
Doping in Elite Sports: Voices of French Sportspeople and Their Doctors, 1950-2010. Routledge, 2018.


Cheryl Cooky (2006)

Associate Professor of American Studies, Purdue University.
Author (with Michael A. Messner), No slam dunk: Gender, sport, and the unevenness of social change. Rutgers University Press, 2017.


Melanie Heath (2006)

Associate Professor of Sociology, McMaster University
Author, One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America. New York University Press, 2012.


Zoe Corwin (2007)

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, Univ. of Southern California


Robert Hollenbaugh (2009)

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Irvine Valley College


James Thing (2009)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McClelland Institute for Children, Youth and Children, Department of Family and Consumer Science, University of Arizona


Cenk Ozbay (2010)

Cenk Ozbay (2010) Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Sociology, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
Author, Queering sexualities in Turkey: Gay men, male prostitutes and the city. London & New York: I.B. Tauris, 2017.


Nicole Willms (2010)

Nicole Willms (2010) Assistant Professor of Sociology, Gonzaga University
Author, When women rule the court:  Gender, race and Japanese-American basketball.  Rutgers University Press, 2017.


Kristen Barber (2011)

Associate Professor of Sociology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Styling Masculinity:  Gender, Class and Inequality in the Men’s Grooming Industry.  Rutgers University Press, 2016.


Evren Savci (2011)

Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Yale University


James McKeever (2011)

Assistant Professor and Chair of Sociology, Pierce College


Tal Peretz (2014)

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Auburn University. Author (with Michael A. Messner & Max A. Greenberg), Some men: Feminist allies and the movement to end violence against women. Oxford University Press, 2015.


Max Greenberg (2015)

Lecturer of Sociology, Boston University
Author (with Michael A. Messner & Tal Peretz), Some men: Feminist allies and the movement to end violence against women. Oxford University Press, 2015.
Twelve weeks to change a life: At-risk youth in a fractured state.  University of California Press, 2019.


Jeffrey Sacha (2016)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis.


Nathaniel Burke (2018)

Coordinator, Campus Climate and Diversity Initiatives, University of California, Santa Barbara


Michela Musto (2018)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University


Kit Myers (2018)

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Roanoke College