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Senior Journals Publishing Manager, Social Sciences, John Wiley & Sons.
Tara Mantovani Stamm
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Teaching Faculty (August, 2015), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
B.A. English Literature (2005) University of North Florida
M.A. Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics (2007) University of North Florida
M.S. and Ph.D. Sociology (2015) Florida State University
My current research spotlights the experiences and depictions of young mothers, the importance of emerging mixed-methodological techniques, and intersections between gender, education, and media in popular culture. My additional research projects use content analysis to examine depictions of social movement activists from 1970 to present and the Neoliberal discourse of millennial generation feminists.
Forthcoming Stamm, Tara. “Value Justice in a Southern Prison”. Keeping it Holy: Southerners, the South and the Theme of Justice edited by Teresa Booker. University of Mississippi Press: Jackson.
2014 Rohlinger Deana, Jesse Klein, Tara Stamm, and Kyle Rogers. “Constricting Boundaries: Collective Identity in the Tea Party Movement” in Border Politics, Social Movements and Globalization edited by Nancy Naples and Jennifer Bickham-Mendez. New York: New York University Press.
2013 Rohlinger, Deana., Tara Stamm. “Acting Contentiously: Simulating Social Movements” Academic Exchange Quarterly Volume 17, Issue 2.
Journals Publishing Assistant, Social Sciences, John Wiley & Sons
Paul Robert Gilbert is a Lecturer in the School of Environment & Technology at the University of Brighton, where he teaches courses on colonialism and environmentalism; growth, de-growth and sustainability; and elite mobilities & territories. He has a background in anthropology, but his research interests lie at the intersection of science & technology studies, political ecology and political economy. Paul’s doctoral research focused on ‘corporate diplomacy’ and extractive industry capitalism, and he is currently carrying out BA/Leverhulme-funded research into the political risk industry.
Prya Murad is awaiting admission to the Florida Bar upon which she will practice as an Assistant Public Defender at the Office of the Public Defender, 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida in West Palm Beach, Florida. Prya received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a Philip H. Corboy Fellow in Trial Advocacy and Health Law Fellow. Prya earned her B.A. in Biology and Philosophy from Transylvania University, where she was a William T. Young Scholar. Additionally, she received her M.Sc. in Biomedicine, Bioscience, and Society from the London School of Economics. Her Master’s thesis focused on prison health, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, and cosmopolitan approaches to health care delivery. As a law student, Prya interned at the Federal Defender Program, the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, and the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. At the Public Defender’s Office, Prya was awarded the Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship and authored the office’s first legal guide for law students interning with the Felony Trial Division. She also co-coached a very talented high school mock trial team at Benito Juarez Community Academy in Chicago, IL. Prya’s research interests center around Sociology and the Law – the notion of “truth” in the practice of law, law and social control, the relationship between crime and institutionalized (legal) othering, women in legal practice, and access to justice.
Keerthi Purushothaman is an MA Development Studies student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Being enrolled in an experimental transdisciplinary programme, she has researched on topics as varied as analyzing the sociological basis for menstrual health practices among Hindu families in South India to a study on the idea of ‘home’ for migrant construction labourers. For her Masters thesis, she is interested in looking at the intersection of religiosity and urban land governance in Chennai city. For this, she is looking at the ambiguity in governance structures and the effect of changing demography on traditions. Her research interests include gender studies, urban sociology, land governance and housing, legal pluralism, climate change and urban sustainability, and qualitative and mixed methodologies.
Lee Thorpe, Jr. is a sociology doctoral student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Stony Brook University and a Master of Arts in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University. Lee’s master’s thesis explored how language and culture affect sexual identity formation for LGBTQ people of color. Lee’s research interests are Sexuality Studies, Social Networks, Culture, Theory, and Knowledge. Currently, Lee’s research looks at the interplay of social networks, sexuality, and dating.
Roger Tyers is a first-year PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Southampton. He holds a BA(Hons) degree in Politics from Leeds Metropolitan University, and an MA in Democratic Studies from the University of Leeds. His current research interests lie in environmental policy and politics, and theories of behaviour change; accompanied by an ongoing interest in UK parliamentary politics. For his doctoral research, Roger’s now looking into the aviation industry, climate change and carbon offsetting. Roger will be using experimental research methods to see if techniques from behavioural economics (so-called ‘Nudges’, or ‘social marketing’) can be applied to pro-environmental behaviour change in general, and voluntary carbon offsetting in particular.
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