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Dissertations from 2022

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Collective Resources and Reentry Success: Disentangling Variation Across Units of Analysis, Elizabeth Estelle Brault

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Behind the Timeline: The Gendered Dynamics Among Civilian Volunteer Search and Rescue Organizations, Kyle Breen

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Pharmakon in the Firelands: Connecting Historical Discourses and Small-Town Social Contexts with Substance Use Experience, Andrew Robert Burns

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Online Versus Offline Social Interactions and Mental Health Among College Students in China: The Role of Personal Network Environments and Culture, Jiabin Fan

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Newly Dependent: The Living Experiences of Transnational Women in North America, Tasia Mehzabin Kazi

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The Lived Experiences of Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan, Li-Yu Liao

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Enforcing Child Support: An Intersectional Approach, Maretta McDonald

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"I'm Not Your Ride or Die": A Qualitative Study of Black Women's Experiences in Intimate Marketplaces, Alana Jamelle Peck

Dissertations from 2021

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Epidemic Uncertainties and the Construction of Risk in Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) Epidemics: The Case of Ghana., John Kojo Aggrey

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Policing Understood as a Racial Project: An Exploration of the Role Law Enforcement Has Played in the Shaping of Race Relations in the United States, Jahaan Chandler

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The Emergence of the Legitimacy of Religious Healing Knowledge in Taiwan, Wei-Cheng Chiu

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College Football Student-Athletes, Peggers, and Specialty Gyms: Qualitative Analyses of Sexual Subcultures, Lynnette Coto

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“When You're Pregnant, You Have One Foot in the Grave and One Foot Out": An Investigation of Black Birth Workers and Black Women's Procreative Decision-Making Strategies, Ifeyinwa Davis

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Do Black Girls Receive Later Developmental Disability Diagnoses?: Results from a National Study of Children in the United States, Danequa Forrest

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Virtual Worlds: Social Interactions Among Online Gamers Through Voice Chat, Omar Bradley Ictech II

Dissertations from 2020

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Motivation, Higher Education, Belonging, and Development: Integration of Highly Educated Immigrants into the Western Labor Market, Cihan Aydiner

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Gender Equality, Tolerance, and Wellbeing in Turkey: The Role of Religion, Ramazan Aydogdu

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National Guard Familes: The Relationship between Institutional Discourses and Lived Experiences, Kimberly Saunier Boudreaux

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Family Matters. Or Does It? Family Involvement in American Education, Isaiah Fink Avraham Cohen

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Facets of Family Resilience: South Louisiana and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Kathryn Sweet Keating

Dissertations from 2019

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Examining the Mechanisms of Religious Ecology on Population Health and Material Well-Being, Joseph Andrew Clark

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The Religion of Policing: Race, Riots, and the Killing of Alton Sterling, Landon Jay Douglas

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The Rise and Fall of Focused Deterrence Initiatives, Chandra Lynore Joseph

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After-School Martial Arts: A History, Perceptions of Academic Advantage, and Effects on Academic Performance, Rose Marie Kelley

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Contextualizing Gender Inequality in Division of Household Labor and Family Life: A Cross-National Perspective, Hyojung Kim

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Disaster Vulnerability and Social Capitals in the Gulf Coast and Flint, Michigan, Vanessa Parks

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Cruzando para el Otro Lado: Motivation, Communication, and the Migrant Experience, Crystal Paul

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An Intersectional Analysis of Black Working-Class Women Becoming Members of the Academy, Tifanie W. Pulley

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A Comprehensive Assessment of Rape Myths, Hookup Culture, and Social Structure among Heterosexual Individuals, Timothy Thomas Reling

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Incarcerated Workers and Inmate All-Hazard Firefighters in Emergency Response and Disasters: A Captive Labor Force, Jordan Carlee Smith

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Stress and Suicidality: Effects of Stressful Life Events, Contextual Socioeconomic Disadvantage, and Early Life Traumas, Muhammed Yildiz

Dissertations from 2018

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A Turning Point in the Life Course: A Comparative Analysis of Influences of Military Service on Mental Health and Deviance, Ugur Orak

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Feminism and The Black Church: A Qualitative Analysis Of Feminism Among Black Women In A Southern Baptist Church, Brianne Alexandra Painia

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Dimensions of Diversity in U.S. Arts Participation: Race-ethnicity, Education, Genre Origins, and Means of Broadcast Consumption, Nile DeGray Patterson

Dissertations from 2017

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Becoming Engineers: Exploring Gender, Choice and Intersectional Identities Among Women in Undergraduate Engineering, Emily Gwen Blosser

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Reach Back and Get It: Community Cultural Wealth, the P-20 Pipeline, and the History of Black Illiteracy, Dari Green

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Local Embeddedness Matters: A Study of Hip-Hop Artists' Interaction With Their Local Community, Castel Vette Sweet

Dissertations from 2016

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Visionary Sociology in Action, Luke Castle

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The Limits of Professional Autonomy: An Interview-based Comparative Analysis of the Workplaces and Perceptions of Educators and Healthcare Professionals, Joseph Paul Cleary

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Perceptions of Criminality: An Experiment on Race, Class, and Gender Stereotypes, Patricia Davis

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The Social Contagion of Adolescent Depression: Applying a Differential Susceptibility Model, Win Guan

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Fear No Evil: Making Sense of Intersectionality and Fear of Crime Amongst Blacks in High Crime Neighborhoods, Melinda Jackson

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Developing Mediators: An Analysis of the Changing Associations of Ghanaian Internet Cafe Users between 2003 and 2014, Matthew Gregory LeBlanc

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Are We Really Bowling Alone? Family Changes and Social Capital in American Society, Ya-Feng Lin

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Inmate Populations in a Disaster: A Labor Force, a Vulnerable Population, and a Hazard, Jordan Carlee Smith

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Leveling the Playing Field: Sport and Resistance in Low-Wealth Communities, Danielle Jo Thomas

Dissertations from 2015

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Social Vulnerability in the Wake of 2010 BP Oil Spill: The Case of Southeast Louisiana, Michael Ray Cope

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Civic Community, Structural Disadvantage, and Suicide: An Ecological Analysis of Middle-Age Non-Hispanic White Male Suicide Across the Rural-Urban Continuum, Kayla R. Fontenot

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A Study of After-School and Summer Programs: The Effectiveness of Law-Related Youth Educational Programs for Adolescents in Marginalized Communities, Pamela Anne Labbe

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Alcohol Consumption among Turkish Adolescents: A Test of General Strain Theory, Ugur Orak

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A Test of General Strain Theory: Suicidal Ideation and Attempt Among Adolescents in Istanbul, Turkey, Muhammed Yildiz

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Why Interpersonal Ties are Important for People: An Analysis of the Concept of Social Capital and Its Dimensions of Holism, Convertibility, and Conductibility, Durmus Ali Yuksek

Dissertations from 2014

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Mind Playing Tricks: Individualism, Upward Mobility, and the Commitment to Self-Determination Among the Urban Poor, Will Bryerton

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Peer Bullying of Academically Oriented Students: Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and School Context, Brett Lehman

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Battered men and our changing attitudes toward intimate partner violence, Ashley Marie Perry

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Prophets, Studio Revolutionaries, and On-the-Ground Activist: Hip-Hop/Rap Artists' Approaches to Community Engagement, Castel Sweet

Dissertations from 2013

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Educating for environmental justice : social/environmental marginality and the significance of experiences for environmental activism and proenvironmental behavior, Donovon Keith Ceaser

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An ecological analysis of US county-level suicide rates : an application of spatial patterning models, Chantel Dufrene Chauvin

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The unequal distribution of professional autonomy in schools, Joseph Cleary

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Dragged into the future : how interent communications and media legitimacy facilitate lagging gender norms, Skylar C. Gremillion

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The Role of Trust in Neighborhood Recovery: Examinations from New Orleans’ Recovery from Hurricane Katrina, David Traweek Maddox

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Vagrant masculinity : a process of masculine self-conceptualization in formerly incarcerated Black men, Le'Brian Alexander Patrick

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Nonprofit organizations in the making of civic community : exploring how the structure of nonprofit sectors matters for community wellbeing, Sarah Prater Walsh

Theses from 2012

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Critical EE at OSBG: a case study in addressing environmental action through critical education, Donovon Keith Ceaser

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Exploring the influence of civic community structures on family poverty in a multilevel context, Candice A. Myers

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Income inequality and mortality: a test of competing pathways, Lisa Winters

Dissertations from 2011

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Latinos, immigration policy, and geographic diversification: examining the effects of concentrated poverty, segregation, and low-skill employment on homicide, Raymond Barranco

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Crime in New Orleans: applying the civic community perspective to urban violence, Jessica M. Doucet

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Educational qualification and racial attitudes: does educational qualification really matter?, Bonny Ghosh

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An investigation of the relationship between religion and marriage on self-reported health, Patrick Joseph Graham, Jr

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Does school context matter for the low SES student? Investigating the causal effects of school context on college enrollment, Aaryn Ward

Dissertations from 2010

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Person or place? A contextual event-history analysis of homicide victimization risk, Emily R. Berthelot

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Social change, social capital, and civic community: a qualitative study of the long-term effects of industrial restructuring on a coastal community, Timothy C. Brown

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Prejudice and The New Latino Migration: The Geographic Locus of Anti-Latino Sentiment, Angela Caraway

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Traditionalism and temporal variance in predictors of gendered homicide, 1970-2000, Julia Maria D'Antonio-Del Rio

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Gender differences and cultural contexts: psychological well-being in cross-national perspective, Makiko Hori

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The feminization of private investigation: a sociological analysis, Jessica Simpson Pearce

Dissertations from 2009

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Community social capital and suicide rates, Anna Cutlip

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The structure of social networks: examining gender differences and effects on social support and psychological distress, Lacie Lin Marie Michel

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Women and science in development: a longitudinal analysis of gender, networks, and information technology in Ghana, Kenya, and India, Beverly Paige Miller

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Effects of network capital and social support on mental health by race and class, Claire Norris

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Beyond crime quantites: a multilevel analysis of the relative prevalence of interracial violence, Shaun A. Thomas

Dissertations from 2008

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Cause of Hispanic homicides in major metropolitan areas, Michael Gregory Bisciglia

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The culture of conservative Protestantism and income inequality: a multilevel analysis, Skylar Craig Gremillion

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A longitudinal study of married women's probability of being housewives in reforming urban China, Chiung-Yin Hu

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The anomaly of racial variance in female perpetrated spousal killing: a structural explanation, Mark Melder

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Destructive behavior among adolescents: the role of social integration in the academic institution, Matthew E. Wilkinson

Dissertations from 2007

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Integration-Regulation and rural suicide: a test of three alternative models, Russell R. Davis

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How the internet is shaping the Chilean scientific community: globalization and dependency, Richard B. Duque

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Determinants of the onset of disability in old age, Kayla Fontenot

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An analysis of gender differences in property crime arrest rates, Chanika Renee Jones

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An examination of the Chinese immigrant social movements during the Chinese Exclusion Era, Alexander Lu

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Population change and social vulnerability in the wake of disaster: the case of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Candice A. Myers

Dissertations from 2006

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Lock'em up and throw away the key: racial attitudes and the structural determinants of support for crime policy among white Americans, Amanda J. Abraham

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Variation in job search strategies: job search strategies and job retention in Louisiana, Michael L. Boutte

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Voluntary childlessness in the United States: recent trends by cohort and period, Laurie Chancey

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Re-examining the subculture of violence in the South, Timothy Curt Hayes

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The relationship of crime and oil development in the coastal regions of Louisiana, Asha D. Luthra

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GENERATION "X" PROFESSIONAL WOMEN LEAVING THE WORKFORCE TO BECOME FULL-TIME, STAY-AT-HOME MOTHERS: A QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF MOTIVATION, MEANING, AND MINDFUL PARENTING, Monisa Shackelford

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Dynamics of globalization in Philippine scientific communities, Marcus Antonius Hidalgo Ynalvez