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Ph.D., Sociology, Iowa State University, 2003. Concentrations: social inequality and organizations.
M.S., Sociology, Iowa State University, 2000.
B.S., Sociology and Women’s Studies, Iowa State University, 1997.
Sociology and Women's Studies, University of North Carolina Greensboro, attended 1988-1992; 1995.
Selected Professional Development
iTeach, 2008. Center for Distance Education, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Week-long workshop series on e-learning strategies, apps, and software.
HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, 2009.
Four-week intensive immersion program for women leaders and managers in higher education.
American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Summer Institute, 2005, 2007, and 2008.
Week-long workshops for activists in higher education.
Campus Women LEAD, 2007.
Two-day workshop for women leaders to work towards solving problems of inequalities at UAF.
Provost's Academic Leadership Institute, 2005. University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Nine three-hour workshops on various topics pertaining to leadership in the academy.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Department of Sociology. Department Chair, 2008-2011. Associate Professor, 2008-present; Assistant Professor, 2003-2008.
Northern Studies Program. Associate Director, 2011-present. Affiliate Faculty, 2010-present.
UAF e-Learning and Distance Education (formerly UAF Center for Distance Education). Developed courses and instructor 2008-2010; 2012-present.
Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Coordinator, 2007-2009. Affiliate Faculty, 2003-present.
Iowa State University
Department of Sociology. Instructor, 2000-2003; Teaching Assistant 2000-2001; Research Assistant 2001-2002.
Dean of Students Office. Program Coordinator, LGBT Student Services 1997-1998.
Women’s Studies Program. Instructor, 1998-2001; 2002-2003; Teaching Assistant, 1998-1999.
Des Moines Area Community College
Department of Sociology. Instructor. 2001.
* denotes courses that I originally designed, co-designed, or substantially redesigned
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Traditional classroom courses
· Capstone Seminar (Sociology)
· Formal Organizations*
· Gender and Crime (writing intensive; cross-listed Justice, Women's & Gender Studies)*
· Global Issues in Sociological Perspective*
· Human Sexualities Across Cultures* (cross-listed Psychology, Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies)
· Individual, Society, and Culture
· Introduction to Sociology
· Love, Sex, and Heartbreak* (cross-listed Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies)
· Race and Ethnic Relations*
· Research Methods in the Social Sciences (writing intensive)
· Research Methods and Sources in the North (graduate-level course)*
· Rural Sociology*
· Social Movements and Social Change* (oral intensive)
· Social Perspectives on Sexuality* (cross-listed History, Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies
· Social Problems
· Sociology of Gender* (cross-listed Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies)
· Stratification and Social Inequality
· Work and Occupations* (oral intensive)
· Reseach Methods for the Social Sciences*
· Research Methods and Sources in the North* (graduate-level course)
· Human Sexualities Across Cultures* (cross-listed Psychology, Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies)
Selected Independent studies (AKA Individual Studies)
· Advanced Stratification: Pearson 2005 for SOC
· Feminist Philosophy: D'Alessio 2009 for WGS
· Gender Violence and Media: Wellman 2011, graduate-level for COMM
· Love, Sex, and Heartbreak: 6 students
· Social Change in Northern Native Communities: Kreiss-Tompkins and Gramm-Hannsen 2011, graduate-level for NORS
· Students Services in Alaska: Rogers 2006 for SOC
· Women in Alaska History: Nava 2011 for WGS
Iowa State University
· Complex Organizations
· Formal Organizations
· Introduction to Sociology
· Introduction to Women’s Studies
· Lesbian Cultures and Communities*
· Organizations & Environments
· Sociology of Work and Occupations
· Race and Ethnic Relations
· Social Inequality
· Social Problems
· Sociology of Sex and Gender
Des Moines Community College
· Social Problems
Research and Scholarly Activity
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Sine Anahita. 2009. “Nestled into Niches: Prefigurative Communities on Lesbian Land.” Journal of Homosexuality 56(6): 719-737.
David Schweingruber, Alicia Cast, and Sine Anahita. (2008). “A Story and a Ring: Audience Judgments About Engagement Proposals.” Sex Roles 58(3-4): 165-178.
Sine Anahita. 2006.. “Blogging the Border: Virtual Skinheads, Hypermasculinity, and Heteronormativity.” Journal of Political and Military Sociology 34(1): 143-164.
Sine Anahita and Tamara L. Mix. 2006. “Retrofitting Frontier Masculinity for Alaska’s War Against Wolves.” Gender & Society 20(3): 332-353. Reprinted as Sine Anahita and Tamara L. Mix. (2009). "Retrofitting Frontier Masculinity for Alaska’s War Against Wolves." In Michael S. Kimmel and Michael A. Messner (Eds.) Men's Lives (7th edition). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Sine Anahita. 2004. “Rivers of Ideas, Participants, and Praxis: The Benefits and Challenges of Confluence in the Landdyke Movement.” Journal of Research in Political Sociology 13: 13-46.
David Schweingruber, Sine Anahita, and Nancy Berns. 2004. “Popping the Question When the Answer is Known: Engagement Proposals as Performance.” Sociological Focus 37(2): 143-161. Reprinted as David Schweingruber, Sine Anahita, and Nancy Berns (2009, 2013). "The Engagement Proposal as Performance." In Sociological Odyssey: Contemporary Readings in Introductory Sociology, published by Wadsworth/Cengage.
Editor-reviewed book chapters
Mulle, Virginia, and Sine Anahita. (2009). “ ‘Without Fish We Would No Longer Exist’: The Changing Role of Women in Southeast Alaska’s Subsistence Salmon Harvest.” Gender, Culture, and Northern Fisheries, edited by Joanna Kafarowski. Edmonton, AB: Canadian Circumpolar Institute, University of Alberta.
Sine Anahita. 2005. “Same-Sex Marriage in Cultural and Historical Context.” Pp. 213-233 in News and Sexuality: Media Portraits of Diversity, edited by Laura Castaneda and Shannon Campbell. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Jackie Blount and Sine Anahita. 2004 (invited chapter). “The Historical Regulation of Sexuality and Gender of Students and Teachers: An Intertwined Legacy.” Pp. 63-84 in Youth and Sexualities: Pleasure and Subversion in and out of Schools, edited by Susan Talburt, Eric Rofes, and Mary Louise Rasmussen. New York: Palgrave/St. Martin’s.
Scholarship of teaching and learning
Sine Anahita. 2007. Teaching Race and Ethnic Relations: Syllabi and Instructional Materials (4th edition), edited by Donald Cunnigen. American Sociological Society. (Classroom materials: public sociology project.)
Sine Anahita. 2007. The Sociology of Gender: Syllabi and Other Instructional Materials (6th edition), edited by Amy Blackstone and Betsy Lucal. American Sociological Society. (Classroom materials: three experiential learning exercises.)
Sine Anahita. 2002. Resource Guide for Teaching the Sociology of Sexuality, edited by Tracy Ore. American Sociological Society. (Classroom materials: syllabus, three experiential learning exercises, reviews of videos, and final exam.)
Reports and monographs
Sine Anahita and Karen Taylor. 2011. Sixty-Seven Percent Satisfaction: Analysis of the 2011 Online Campus Climate Survey. For the Chancellor's Diversity Action Committee (CDAC), University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks AK.
< http://www.uaf.edu/cdac/resources-studies-facts/> and also at:
Study of Faculty Work Life at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Sine Anahita, with Carol Gold and Jane Weber, and Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK. 2005. <http://www.uaf.edu/uafgov/faculty/FacWorkLifeReport_12_05.pdf>
Landdyke Landscapes: The Politics, Participants, and Praxis of the Lesbian Land Movement. Doctoral dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 2003. Not published.
Series of reports prepared for Community Development Data Information and Analysis Lab (CD-DIAL), with Kathlene Larson and Vern Ryan. Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 2001-02.
· Burlington Community School District Results for Southeast Iowa. <http://www.extension.iastate.edu/cd-dial/pdf/BurlingtonCSD.pdf>
· Columbus Community School District Results for Southeast Iowa. <http://www.extension.iastate.edu/cd-dial/pdf/ColumbusCSD.pdf>
· Danville Community School District Results for Southeast Iowa. <http://www.extension.iastate.edu/cd-dial/pdf/DanvilleCSD.pdf>
· Morning Sun Community School District Results for Southeast Iowa. <http://www.extension.iastate.edu/cd-dial/pdf/MorningSunCSD.pdf>
· Mount Pleasant Community School District Results for Southeast Iowa. <http://www.extension.iastate.edu/cd-dial/pdf/MtPleasantCSD.pdf>
· New London Community School District Results for Southeast Iowa. <http://www.extension.iastate.edu/cd-dial/pdf/NewLondonCSD.pdf>
Dancing on Shaky Ground: The Power-Laden Interactions Between Exotic Dancers and Their Customers. Master’s thesis, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 2000. Not published.
Other scholarly publications
Sine Anahita. 2012. "Farthest North Confederate Detachment." The Ester Republic 14(1), Issue 149: 29-30.
Sine Anahita and Jackie Blount. 2005. “Gender and Sexuality in the Schools.” Encyclopedia of the Midwest. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Sociology is a Journey—primarily written by me as a blog for sociology courses at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. <sociologyisajourney.blogspot.com>
Unruly Sociologists—blog for my students enrolled in various sociology courses at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. <unrulysociologists.blogspot.com>
Socioked—blog for my students, includes clips from my documentary film, “Race Story”, my short video "Equal Pay Day Action 2008", examples of my practice of public sociology, and miscellaneous sociological musings. <socioked.blogspot.com>
Love, Sex, & Heartbreak—blog for my students enrolled in SOC/WMS 395 Summer 2010.
STEM Catalysis—blog for the GetPix grant funded by the NSF to conduct an institutional ethnography of women faculty in STEM disciplines at UAF. I created the blog and made the original entries; others took over maintenance. <stem-catalysis.blogspot.com>
Academic and community websites
Towards Equity—respository of reports, documents, databases, and information brochures to help move UAF forward toward equity.
Ester Jelly Jam—website for a community old time music jam. Includes playlists, transcriptions and recordings, events of note, and gigs.
Short-shorts and youtube vids
See my academic youtube channel or search for "Sine Anahita" at youtube.com
· Categorizing Like a Space Alien (2012)
· Discovering the Hole in the Literature (2012)
· Intro to NORS 601 (2012)
· Latent and Manifest Content (2012)
· Research Wonderment (2012)
Sine Anahita. “Race Stories.” 2008. Documentary film. Quicktime clips available online at <socioked.blogspot.com>
Sine Anahita and Kayt Sunwood. 2008. "Stop It!" Short iMovie online at <ortneighbors.blogspot.com/2008/07/stop-it.html>
Sine Anahita. 2008. "Equal Pay Day Action 2008". Short iMovie online at
"LGBTs at UA." 2011. Sine Anahita and Kayt Sunwood. Available online at
"Managing the Bumps In Your Path." 2011. Sine Anahita. Available online at <sites.google.com/a/alaska.edu/anahita/examples-of-my-work>
"Salary Negotiation Tips for Women (and others)." 2008. Available online at <sites.google.com/a/alaska.edu/anahita/examples-of-my-work>
Works in progress
Sine Anahita. "Winter of Bitter and Sweet: Men, Masculinity, and Homodomesticity in Late 19th century Alaska Gold Seeker Camps." Article to be submitted to a social history/sociology journal.
Sine Anahita. "Blackface in Alaska." Article to be submitted to an interdisciplinary social science journal, e.g. Ethnomusicology.
Sine Anahita and Kayt Sunwood. "Ideological Spillover: Heterosexual Supremacy in Alaska and North Carolina Marriage Debates." Under revision to incorporate analysis of NC's recent ballot initiative.
Sine Anahita and Nicole Grewe. "Punctuated Inequalities: Water, Ethnicity, and Rurality in Alaska." Under revision to incorporate most recent census data.
Guest Lectures at University of Alaska Fairbanks
2011 "Why Alaskans Kill Wolves From Airplanes", Inside/Out presentation for CLA at UAF.
2011 "Masculinities." Kayt Sunwood's Intro to Women's and Gender Studies class, WGS 201.
2010 “The Tale of Two Disappearing Women.” Speaker for Women’s History & Culture Month.
2010 “Processes of Engagement.” Brien Ashdown’s Cross-Cultural Psychology class, PSY 310.
2010 “The Iowa State University Catt Controversy.” Anne-Marie Poole’s Intro to WMS, WMS 201.
2010. “My Sociological Journey.” Jordan Titus’s Capstone course, SOC 490.
2009 “Content Analysis.” Melanie Arthur’s Qualitative Research Methods class, SOC 480W.
2009 “White Supremacy.” Jean Richey’s Communication and Diversity class, COMM 380.
2007 “Ideological Spillover: Rhetorical and Strategic Parallels among White and Heterosexist Supremacist Movements.” Anne-Marie Poole’s Intro to Women’s Studies class, WMS 201.
2007 “The History of the F-Word.” Kraig Hay’s Gender and Crime class, JUST/WMS 335.
2007 “Nuts and Bolts of Surveys.” Kayt Sunwood’s Field Study Research Methods, ED/CCS 603.
2006 “Blogging the Border: Virtual Skinheads, Hypermasculinity, & Heteronormativity.” Patty Gray’s Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective class, ANTH 645.
2006 “Researching Exotic Dancers as Workers.” Anne-Marie Poole’s Introduction to Women’s Studies class, WMS 201.
2006 “Nuts and Bolts of Surveys.” Kayt Sunwood’s Field Study Research Methods, ED/CCS 603.
2006. “Karl Marx: An Intellectual Life History.” Jordan Titus’ Early Sociological Thought, SOC 303.
2005. “White Revolution: Race and Gender in the White Power Movement.” Gerald Berman’s Race and Ethnic Relations class, SOC 308.
2005. “A Sociological Analysis of (Same-Sex) Marriage.” Pam Deters’ Human Sexualities Across Cultures class, PSY/SOC/WMS 333/332.
2005. “Mapping the Gendered CyberTerrain of the White Power Movement.” Tammy Mix’s Social Movements, Social Change class, SOC 405O.
2005. “Blogging Authenticity: Hypermasculinity Among Virtual Skinheads.” Pam Deters’ Psychology of Women Across Cultures class, PSY 360O.
2005 “Researching Exotic Dancers as Workers.” Anne-Marie Poole’s Introduction to Women’s Studies class, WMS 201.
2004 “Researching Exotic Dancers as Workers.” Anne-Marie Poole’s Introduction to Women’s Studies class, WMS 201.
Guest Lectures and Invited Presentations Elsewhere
2010. "Retrofitting Frontier Masculinity for Alaska's War Against Wolves." University of Alaska Southeast, Spring Forum. Available online http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EvmWC-eyO4
2007. “From Sanctified Sisters to Landdyke Communities.” University of Alaska Anchorage Women’s History Month lecture and discussion.
2007. “Exotic Dancers as Ordinary Workers.” Tara Lampert’s Introduction to Women’s Studies class at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
2007. “Ideological Spillover: White and Heterosexual Supremacy Movements in Alaska and Beyond.” Karl Pfeiffer’s Social Problems class at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
2006. “History of Lesbian and Gay Communities in the US, 1850-now.” Jessica Colp-Butler’s American Women in History class at West Valley High School.
2006. “Grassroots Organizing for the LGBT and Ally Community.” Panelist at the American Civil Liberties Union Annual Membership Conference.
Professional Presentations at University of Alaska Fairbanks
2012 "Sociological Perspectives on Alaska Masculinities," part of my contribution to a panel organized by the UAF Humanities Colloquium, "Northern Masculinities and Popular Culture."
2011 "Managing Bumps in Your Path," part of my contribution to a panel organized by the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women, "Strategizing for Promotion and Tenure."
2010 "Heterosexual supremacy and white supremacy," part of my contribution to a panel organized by the Women's and Gender Studies Program,“Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ex-Gay Discourse.”
2010 "Sociological Approach to Sarah Palin," part of my contribution to "Palin Panel," a discussion panel to commemorate Women's History and Culture Month.
2010 "Ideological Spillover: Heterosexual Supremacy in Alaska." Presentation on my work-in-progress given to the Social Science Research Group (SSRG).
2006 “Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Achieving Equity for UAF Faculty.” Presentation given to the Statewide Academic Council (SAC). Audio-conference with provosts from UAS, UAA, and UAF.
2006 “Seeking Equity: Highlights from the Faculty Senate Study on the Quality of Faculty Work Life.” Presentation given to the Chancellor’s Campus Diversity Action Committee (CCDAC).
2006 “Highlights from the Faculty Senate Study on the Quality of Faculty Work Life.” Open Faculty Forum.
2005 “Gender Equity at UAF: Key Findings and Recommendations from the Faculty Work Life Study.” Presentation given to the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
2005 “Final Report: Faculty Work Life Study.” Presentation given to the Provost’s Council.
2005 “Final Report: Faculty Work Life Study.” Presentation given to the UAF Faculty Senate.
2004. “From Sanctified Sisters to Landdyke Communities.” Women's Studies Colloquium.
Selected Conference Presentations
2012 Minneapolis, MN. "Fiddling With Authenticity: Photographs of Fiddlers in Camp Community Portraits in Gold Rush Alaska." Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
2012. Minneapolis, MN. "Enlightened Heterosexism in the Academy: University of Alaska Fairbanks." Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
2011 Seattle, WA. “Over the Waterfall: Old Time Fiddle Music in Interior Alaska.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
2010 Juneau, AK. “Retrofitting Frontier Masculinity for Alaska's War Against Wolves.” (Invited speaker). University of Alaska Southeast Spring Forum: Animals and Society.
2008 Portland, OR. “Ideological Spillover and the Heterosexual Supremacy Movement in Alaska.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
2008. Portland, OR. “Water and Myth Work: Community Narratives about Alaska Water Poverty.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
2008. St. Louis, MO. Tamara L. Mix and Sine Anahita. “Stakeholder Dynamics in Wildlife Conflicts: The Case of Alaska’s Predator Control Controversy.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.*
2008 Boston, MA. “Gender Theatre.” American Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
2007 Chicago, IL. Tamara L Mix and Sine Anahita. “Crafting Environmental Conflict: Media Representation in Alaska’s ‘War’ Against Wolves.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.*
2006 Hollywood, CA. “Commodifying the Fires of the Ancestors: The Aurora Borealis, Profit, Nation, and Fused Boundaries.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
2006 Omaha, NE. “Scientific Imperialism and the Commodification of the Aurora Borealis.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
2006 Omaha, NE. “The Persistence of Household Waterlessness in Rural Alaska.” Midwest Sociological Society.
2005 Portland, OR. Sine Anahita and Tamara L. Mix. “Wolf Control as Toxic Masculinity.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
2005 Portland, OR. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Tamara L. Mix and Sine Anahita. “Flying Fur: Power and Politics in the Alaska Aerial Wolf Control Controversy.”*
2005 Minneapolis, MN. Sine Anahita and Tamara L. Mix. “Wolves, Posey Sniffers, and Real Alaskan Men: Competing Public Masculinities.”Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
2005 Minneapolis, MN. “Gender Theatre.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
2005 Minneapolis, MN. David Schweingruber, Alicia Cast, and Sine Anahita. “A Story and a Ring: Audience Judgments About Proposals.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.*
2005 Minneapolis, MN. “Online Authenticity: Hypermasculinity and Heteronormativity Among Virtual Skinheads.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
2004 Sacramento, CA. Sine Anahita and Tamara L. Mix. “Stifled Howls: The Politics of Wolf Control in Alaska.” Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
2004 San Francisco, CA. Tamara L. Mix and Sine Anahita. “Power and Politics: A Content Analysis of the Aerial Wolf Hunting Controversy in Alaska.” Society for the Study of Social Problems.*
2004 Kansas City, MO. “The Culture of Water in a Land of Ice.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
2003 Chicago, IL. “Embodied Strategies in the Lesbian Land Movement.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
2003 Chicago, IL. Jackie Blount and Sine Anahita. “Regulation of the Sexuality and Gender of Students and Teachers: An Intertwined Legacy.” American Educational Research Association.*
2002 Chicago, IL. “Rules of Engagement: Hegemonic Gender, Consumer Capitalism, and Materialist Feminism.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
2002 Chicago, IL. David Schweingruber, Sine Anahita, and Nancy Berns. “Will You Marry Me? A Dramaturgical Analysis of Marriage Proposals.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
2002 Milwaukee, WI. “Mapping the Gendered Cyber-Terrain of the Patriarchal Imperative and White Separatist Movement.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
2001 Anaheim, CA. “Using Dyke-otomies to Move Beyond Dichotomies: Experiential Learning for Undergraduates.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
2001 St. Louis, MO. “What’s a Nice Girl Like Me Doing in a Place Like This?” Researching Difficult Populations.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
2001 St. Louis, MO. “Making Men Behave: Interactional Strategies Exotic Dancers Use to Manage Their Customers.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
1999 Minneapolis, MO. “Negotiating a Shifting Terrain: Power-laden Interactions Between Exotic Dancers and Their Customers.” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
1998 Chicago, IL. Sine Anahita and W. Houston Dougharty. “Warming the Chilly Climate, Budging the Rigid Culture.” Midwest LGBT Conference: Across the Fruited Plains.
1998 Chicago, IL. Sine Anahita and M. Kayt Sunwood. “Daring to be Dykes in Academia.” Midwest LGBT Conference: Across the Fruited Plains,
2004 Fairbanks, AK. Tamara L. Mix and Sine Anahita. International Association of Arctic Social Sciences. “Wolf Politics: The Shifting Nature of Wolf Control in Alaska.”
2004 Sacramento, CA. Sine Anahita and Tamara L. Mix. Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting. “Wolves as Political Problems: Shifts in Wolf Control Policies in the US & Alaska.”
Grants and Awards (Funded only; non-funded proposals available upon request)
Co-PI, National Science Foundation: ADVANCE IT Start. “Getting a Clear Picture: An Institutional Ethnography of Women STEM Faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.” PI: Joy Morrison. 2008. $128,000 for 2-year project. Note: I was the primary writer of the grant. Additionally, the following tasks were primarily my work: submitting the proposal on FastLane; responding to reviewer critiques; creation of project blog; IRB proposal; first year-end report. I withdrew after one year.
Co-awardee, American Association of University Women, Addressing the Pay Gap Campus Action Project. $4955 for “Now You Know Campaign.” 2007. Co-awardee: M. Kayt Sunwood and UAF Women's Center.
Sub-awardee, Experimental Project to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), National Science Foundation. $38,450 for two-year grant to develop research project on issues of sustainability. 2005-07. Note: F. Stuart (Terry) Chapin wrote the grant.
Midwest Sociological Society Scholarship Development Award: Early Careers Program. $1,000 to develop short-term research project, “Scientific Imperialism and the Commodification of the Aurora Borealis.” 2006.
Midwest Sociological Society Scholarship Development Award: Graduate Student Research. $800 to develop research project on white separatist organizations. 2001.
Selected Service to the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Chair, College of Liberal Arts Accreditation Committee, 2009-2010
CLA Representative, University Accreditation Steering Committee, 2009-2012
Lead writer, subcommittee on HR Policies and Practices, 2009-2010
Lead writer, subcommittee on HR General, 2009-2010
Member and ad hoc lead writer, subcommittee on Academic Freedom, 2009-2010
Member of writing subcommittee on Gen Ed, Bacc Ed, and AA Ed, 2009-2010
Member of writing subcommittee on Institutional Integrity, 2009-2010
Member of subcommittee, EDUCATE Theme, 2011
Diversity and equity work (see Professional Presentations at UAF for other items)
Add Sexual Orientation and Stir, 2011. Co-organizer of joint presentation with Sean Parson on the (non)effects of the University of Alaska's addition of "sexual orientation" to its non-discrimination policies.
Campus Women LEAD, 2006-07. Co-organizer of two-day workshop for emerging women leaders at UAF, featuring Caryn McTighe Musil and Pat Lowrie.
Chancellor’s Campus Diversity Action Committee, member 2006-07. Member of committee charged with advising the chancellor on matters of campus diversity.
Columbus Day Teach-In, 2003; 2004; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009. Organizer of sociology student presentations about the controversies surrounding the commemoration of Columbus Day.
Dynamics of Diversity Social Sciences Conference Steering Committee, 2005. Member of three-person committee who organized a one-day conference for psychology and sociology students to present papers on diversity and equity.
Equal Pay Day Actions, 2007; 2011. Co-organizer of events highlighting gendered pay inequalities. With UAF Women's Center and students. Events included sidewalk chalking, distribution of informational flyers, tabling at Wood Center, and talking with passersby.
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ex-Gay Discourse, 2010. Panelist for a discussion about an anti-gay banner in Wood Center, organized by the Women's and Gender Studies Program.
Now You Know Campaign, 2007. Co-wrote AAUW grant proposal with Kayt Sunwood; organized talk on gendered pay inequalities in the academy by legal scholar Martha West; co-wrote brochure "Salary Negotiation Tips for Women."
Peggy McIntosh Luncheon 2010. Organized luncheon with this renowned anti-racist and anti-sexist activist that was attended by over 50 people.
Women's History and Culture Month 2011. Co-organized poster contest for students that included cash prizes and certificates.
Women's History and Culture Month 2010. Co-organized Palin Panel, a panel discussion about Sarah Palin that featured the Alaska Muckraker Jeanne Devon, UAF political scientist Jerry McBeath, Women's and Gender Studies coordinator Chris Coffman, and myself.
Women's History Month 2010. Co-organized lecture by Alaska Native activist Diane Benson.
Women's History Month 2010. Colloquium speaker at brown bag lunch. Title of talk: "Disappearing Women."
Women's History and Culture Month 2007. Co-organized lecture series by UAF faculty, including Gerri Brightwell, Karen Callahan, and Carol Gold.
Faculty advisor for student organizations
Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), international sociology honor society, 2003-2010; 2012-present.
NORS Club, organization for graduate students in UAF's Northern Studies Program. 2012-present.
Righteous Ladies Rebelling, producers of annual “Vagina Monologues”, ad hoc 2006-2008.
Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women, 2005-07, 2007-08; co-chair, 2006-07; 2007-08
Faculty Senate Faculty Affairs Committee, 2004-05
Faculty Senate, College of Liberal Arts At-Large Representative, 2004-06; Social Science Representative 2007-08
Graduate and undergraduate committees
Chair graduate student committees
· Corso MA NORS 2011-present
· Devenport MA RAP 2009-11 (co-chair)
· Kreiss-Tompkins MA NORS 2010-present
· Nava MA TBD 2012-present
· Richards MA INDS 2012-present
· Wellman MA COMM 2010-present (acting chair 2012)
Member of graduate student committees
· Bays, MA COMM 2010-2011
· Blair-May, MA CNSL 2011-present
· Cynar, MA COMM 2006-08
· Healy, PhD CNSL 2010-present
· Imbler, MA COMM 2008-2010
· Jordan, MA COMM 2006-08
· Lawrence, MA NORS 2012-present
· Miller, MA CNSL 2007-2008
· Sam, MA RAP 2010-2012
· Wood, MA CNSL 2007-2009
Member of honors thesis committees
· D'Alessio BA PHIL, 2010-2011
· Smith BA SOC, 2011-present
Other student committees
· Chair for Agyarko INDS AAS 2010-2011
· Member, Nava INDS BA 2009-2011
· Chair, Moore INDS AA 2010
Reviewer of proposals
Center for Global Change & Arctic System Research, 2005
College of Liberal Arts EPSCoR Mini-Grants, 2005
College of Liberal Arts, Dean search committee 2010-2011 (elected by peer unit members)
College of Liberal Arts, EPSCoR Social Science faculty search committee, 2009
Department of Psychology faculty search committee, 2008
Department of Communications faculty search committees (for two positions), 2007-08
Department of Sociology faculty search committee, 2005-06; 2006-07; 2011 (first half)
Sociological consultant (ad hoc)
Chancellor's Diversity Action Committee (CDAC) diversity climate survey, 2009-10; 2011
Alaska Women in Higher Education survey project, 2006
Women’s Center survey project, 2005
Allied Health Division Program Review 2007. Committee chair. Facilitated meetings; reviewed materials from program; drafted report for the committee.
Blackboard Steering Committee, 2007-2008. Member of ad hoc committee.
Clicker Advisory Group, 2007. Member of brief ad hoc committee.
Service to the Department of Sociology at UAF
Faculty Advisor, Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), international sociology honor society, 2003-present; organizer of annual induction ceremony and luncheon, 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009.
Faculty advisor for majors and minors, 2003-present.
Outcomes assessment coordinator, 2004-2008; author of outcomes assessment reports 2008-2011.
Program review report, co-author 2005; primary author 2011.
Search committees: 2004 search for administrative assistant; 2005-06 search for faculty member; 2006-07 search for faculty member; 2010-11 search for faculty member (first half of search).
Service to the Northern Studies Program at UAF
Associate Director, 2011-present; affiliate faculty 2010-present.
Faculty Advisor, NORS Club, 2012-present.
Graduate committee work
Committee chair: Corso, 2011-present; Kreiss-Tompkins, 2011-present; Ohayon, 2010-2012.
Committee member: Lawrence, 2012-present.
Service to the Women’s Studies Program at UAF
Coordinator, 2007-2009; affiliate faculty 2003-present.
Service to the Academic Community
Committee member, Committee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Pacific Sociological Association, 2009-2012
Committee member, Endowment Committee, Pacific Sociological Association, 2008-2011
Committee member, Committee on the Status of GLBT Persons in Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2005-2007
Committee member, Committee on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity, American Association of University Professors, 2006-2009
Session organizer, discussant, and/or presider at professional conferences
Sociology of Technologies, 2011 Pacific Sociological Association, Seattle, WA
Gender and Sexualities, 2007 Pacific Sociological Association, Oakland, CA
Love, Sex, and Heartbreak, 2007 Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago IL
Gender Issues, 2006 Pacific Sociological Association, Hollywood, CA
Sociology of Water, 2005 Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, OR
Rural Gender Issues, 2004 Rural Sociological Society, Sacramento, CA
Social Aspects of Water and Ice, 2004 Midwest Sociological, Kansas City, MO
The Lesbian Context, 2003 Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL
Unleashing Sociological Imaginations, 2003 Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL
Sociology of the Sex Industry, 2002 Midwest Sociological Society, Milwaukee, WI
Right Wing Extremism, 2002 Midwest Sociological Society, Milwaukee, WI
Rural Gender Issues, 2002 Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
Ad-hoc Peer Reviewer for Professional Journals & Academic Publishers
Honors and Awards
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Honors Program Teaching Excellence Award, 2007
College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007
Certificate of Appreciation, Athletic Department, 2007, 2008, 2009
Carol Feist and Doug Schamel Outstanding Undergraduate Advising Award, 2006
Outstanding Faculty Senator of the Year Award, 2006
Iowa State University
Academic Excellence Award, LGBT Student Services, 2004
4.0 Award for Student Leaders, Student Affairs, 2000
Legacy of Excellence Award, African American Studies Department, 1999
Gerald E. and Eileen Klonglan Graduate Scholarship, Sociology Department, 1999
George Freeman Memorial Scholarship, Sociology Department, 1998
Strong-Minded Woman Award, Catt Center for Women in Politics, 1998
Carrie Chapman Catt Gender Equity Award, Sloss Women’s Center, 1998
African American Life and Culture Creative Writing Award, 1997
Other honors and awards
Midwest Sociological Society Scholarship Development Award, 2001 and 2006
Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society, 1989-present
Lyda Gordon Shivers Scholarship, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1992
Memberships in Professional Organizations
Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society, 1992-present
Faculty Advisor, Beta of Alaska, 2003–present; President, Gamma of Iowa 1999-2000; Secretary-Treasurer, Gamma of Iowa 1998-99; 2000-2001
American Association of University Professors, 2006-present
Committee on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity, 2006-2009
American Association of University Women, 1992-present
American Sociological Association, 1997-present
Arctic Institute of North America, 2003-present
Midwest Sociological Society, 1997-present
Pacific Sociological Society, 2003-present
Endowment Committee, 2008-2011
Committee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, 2009-2012
Rural Sociology Society, 2001-present
Gender Issues Research Interest Group, 2002-present
Society for Ethnomusicology, 2010-present
UAF University Women's Association, 2007-present
Chair, Scholarship Committee 2011-12; Co-chair, Scholarship Committee, 2008-2011
Co-editor, monthly newsletter, 2011-2012
 unless noted, I am both the author and presenter. Presentations given by the co-author(s) are marked with an asterisk.