Identities and Inequalities
The critical role that inequalities due to socioeconomic status (e.g., income, employment, education), race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and nativity play in producing health inequalities. Includes a structural approach to understanding the role of racism, sexism, heterosexism, nativism and their intersections (among others).
Hartnett, Caroline Sten, and Mia Brantley. 2020. Racial Disparities in Emotional Well-Being during Pregnancy. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 61(2): 223–38. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022146520920259.
Leal, Diego F. 2021, in press. Network Inequalities and International Migration in the Americas. American Journal of Sociology 126(5).
Sheppard, Anna and Emily S. Mann. 2021. “Resisting and Reframing Explanations for ‘Lesbian Obesity’: LBTQA+ Young Women’s Narratives of Sexual Identity as a Protective Factor.” Pp. 207–28 in Sexual and Gender Minority Health. Vol. 21, Advances in Medical Sociology, edited by Allen J. LeBlanc and Brea L. Perry. Emerald Publishing Limited.
Wippold, Guillermo M., Carolyn M. Tucker, Julia Roncoroni, and Meagan A. Henry. 2020. Impact of loneliness and stress on health-related quality of life among low income senior African Americans. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-020-00865-w
Woo, B., & Wang, K. & Falcón, L. M. (2019). Discrimination, coping strategies, and depression among Puerto Ricans in Boston. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000291
Pfeffer, C. A. (2017). Queering families: The postmodern partnerships of cisgender women and transgender men. Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/queering-families-9780199908059?cc=us&lang=en&
This project, funded by the UofSC Office of the Vice President for Research, seeds four interdisciplinary studies that provide collective insight into the myriad social contexts – interpersonal, family, and clinical settings – that produce and reproduce health inequalities over the life course.
This project represents the first international study to address the sociological and health care implications of the reproductive practices of people who become pregnant and/or give birth after transitioning.