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).

Recent Publications

Besse, Margaret, Nik M. Lampe, and Emily S. Mann. 2020. Experiences with achieving pregnancy and giving birth among transgender men: A narrative literature review. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 93(4): 517-528. PMID: 33005116

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

Mann, E. S. and Grzanka, P. R. (2018), Agency‐without‐choice: The visual rhetorics of Long‐Acting Reversible Contraception promotion. Symbolic Interaction, 41: 334-356. doi:10.1002/symb.349

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&

Current Projects

Transforming UofSC into a National Leader in Health, Inequalities, and Population Research

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.

Transmasculine Practices of Reproduction

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.

Faculty

Meeta Banerjee, Ph.D.

Meeta Banerjee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Pronouns: she/her
Social influences on the developmental trajectories of underrepresented minority youth and families.

          

Jason Cummings, Ph.D.

Jason Cummings, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies

The racialized experiences of the Black middle class and its consequences for physical and mental health

          

Nicole Hair, Ph.D.

Nicole Hair, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Services Policy and Management

Socioeconomic determinants of health and development and the economic costs of chronic illness and disability.

          

Andrea Henderson, Ph.D.

Andrea Henderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

The religious lives of Black Americans and how religion influences health and well-being in the face of stress, including racial discrimination.

     

Diego F. Leal, Ph.D.

Diego F. Leal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

International migration with an emphasis on migration in the Americas and migration of women. The relational determinants of health.

        

Emily Mann, Ph.D.

Emily Mann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Women’s and Gender Studies

The regulation of sexual and reproductive practices across multiple institutional contexts, including health care, education, families, and the state.

               

Carla Pfeffer, Ph.D.

Carla Pfeffer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies

Contemporary families, genders, sexualities, and bodies considered marginal, as well as social actors’ management of stigma and discrimination.

               

Guillermo Wippold, Ph.D.

Guillermo Wippold, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Pronouns: he/his
Community-based participatory research and health-related quality of life.

     

Jaclyn Wong, Ph.D.

Jaclyn Wong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

How positive and negative social relationships shape older adults’ health and wellbeing. The role of gender, marriage, and family relationships on life course health.

                   

Bongki Woo, Ph.D.

Bongki Woo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Social and enviornmental determinants of mental health and well-being of people of color.

           

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