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Dissertations from 2017

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"Still Here, Still Queer" and We Ain't Going Nowhere: A Qualitative Study of Community During a Second-wave of Activity, Neal Carnes 5184349

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‘TIS BETTER TO GIVE AND TO RECEIVE: SOCIAL SUPPORT, STRESS, AND MENTAL HEALTH IN DYADIC RELATIONSHIPS., Stephanie Hansard

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One Step at a Time: The Dilemmas, Strategies, and Outcomes of Bi-National Same-Sex Relationships During DOMA and Beyond, Aline Jesus Rafi

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Accessing Health: Examining Racial and Geographic Disparities in Diabetes Prevalence as a Result of the Built Environment, Amanda Powell

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Racialized Emotions and the Construction of Blackness in Jamaican Citizenship Textbooks (1994 - 2006), Jennifer Renee Simon

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"Why Even Bother? They Are Not Going To Do It": Racism and Medicalization in the Lactation Profession, Erin V. Thomas

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Mixed Messages: The Effect of Social Location, Parental Communication About Sex, and Formal Sexual Education on Protective Sexual Behaviors, Eryn G. Viscarra

Dissertations from 2016

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Successful Sexual Aging: A Feminist Gerontological Examination of Sexual Behavior and Health, Christina Barmon

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"Some guys do, but that's not me." Language use and the rejection of hegemonic masculinity., Lanier Basenberg

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NOTORIOUS BUT INVISIBLE: HOW ROMANI MEDIA PORTRAYALS INVALIDATE ROMANI IDENTITY AND EXISTANCE IN MAINSTREAM SOCIETY, Melanie Covert

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Public Housing Relocation and Utilization of the Food Safety Net: The Role of Social Capital and Cultural Capital, Marcie Hambrick

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Neoliberalism and the Politics of Social Enterprises in South Korea: The Dynamics of Neoliberal Governmentality and Hegemony, JooHwan Kim

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An Imperfect and Incomplete Quest for Freedom: An Extended Case Study of Black American Counter-Framing and Resistance Strategies, Angela Luvara

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Red, White, and Gay?: American Identity, White Savior Complex, and Pink Policing, Marik Xavier-Brier

Dissertations from 2015

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Wed-Locked: Television and the Acceptance of Same-sex Relationships, Cory Albertson

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Exploring the Efficacy of the Volunteer Return Preparation Program for Low-Income Taxpayers, Melissa Mae Hayes

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Ill-Timed: The Effect of Early Chronic Illness Onset on Young Adult Psychosocial Development, Eundria A. Hill-Joseph

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The Effect of Social Capital on Hispanic Post-Secondary Educational Outcomes, Amy Stalzer

Dissertations from 2014

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The Impact of Age, Race and Ethnicity on Employment, Jeremy Bennett

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Acculturation and Mental Health among Latino and Asian Immigrants in the United States, Elif Bulut

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Race, Gender, and High School Experience--Exploring Intersecting Factors Influencing Black Males’ Educational Attainment and College Aspiration, Emmie JoAnne Cochran-Jackson

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A Sociological Investigation of Early Gradutes in U.S. High Schools, Jeff S. Duvall

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Porn Sex vs. Real Sex: Exploring Pornography's Impact on Sexual Behaviors, Attitudes, and Relationships, Stacy Gorman

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The Effects of School and Neighborhood Characteristics On Delinquency, Drug and Alcohol Issues, Early Childbearing, and Welfare Receipt, Bobette Otto

Dissertations from 2013

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The Mental Health Consequences of Losing a Parent: Does Culture Moderate the Impact of Parental Death?, Daisuke Ito

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Unbearable Fruit: Black Women's Experiences with Uterine Fibroids, Ranell L. Myles

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From No Hope to Fertile Dreams: Procreative Technologies, Popular Media, and the Culture of Infertility, Evelina W. Sterling

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Assume the Position: Exploring Discipline Relationships, Melissa E. Travis

Dissertations from 2012

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Exploring the Black White Achievement Gap: The Connection Between Upward Bound, Oppositional Culture, and the Multicultural Navigator Concept, Mia B. Hardy

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The Dance of Privacy: Disclosure of Private Information in Semi-Public Settings, Amanda M. Jungels

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Constructing Time and Space and Transcending Boundaries in Long-Distance Relationships, Orsolya Kolozsvari

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Self-Concepts of Homeless People in an Urban Setting: Processes and Consequences of the Stigmatized Identity, Josie L. Parker

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Neighborhood Social Interaction in Public Housing Relocation, Christopher W. Pell

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Not Just A "Place For Friends": Teenagers, Social Networks, and Identity Vulnerability, Cenate Pruitt

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Postpartum Depression: Standardizing Motherhood?, Pamela J. Regus

Dissertations from 2011

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Patients, Partners, and Practitioners: Interactions and Meaning- Making Following Spinal Cord Injury, Alexis A. Bender

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Coming Out Narratives: Realities of Intersectionality, Marni A. Brown

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Spectacular Subjects: The Violent Erotics of Imperial Visual Culture, Moon M. Charania

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The Timely Use of Prenatal Care and its Effects on Birth Outcomes in Black Women of Low Socioeconomic Status in the South, Pamela V. Daniels

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"Yeah, I Drive an SUV, but I Recycle":The Cultural Foundations of Environmentally Significant Behavior, Gail L. Markle

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Paths to Peacebuilding: Amnesty and the Niger Delta Violence, Benjamin A. Okonofua

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HOV to the MD? A Multilevel Analysis of Urban Sprawl and the Risk for Negative Health Outcomes, William Mark Sweatman Ph.D.

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Regulating Healthy Gender: Surgical Body Modification among Transgender and Cisgender Consumers, Elroi J. Windsor

Dissertations from 2010

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The Ties that Bind: The Role of Place in Racial Identity Formation, Social Cohesion, Accord, and Discord in Two Historic, Black Gentrifying Atlanta Neighborhoods, Barbara Harris Combs

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Scrapworthy Lives: A Cognitive Sociological Analysis of a Modern Narrative Form, Stephanie R. Medley-Rath

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Mass Media's Relationship with Adolescents' Values and Behaviors: A Theory of Mediated Valueflection, Melanie Burleson Richards

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Dynamic Parenting: Ethnic Identity Construction in the Second-Generation Indian American Family, Cynthia B. Sinha

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Culture, Cognition, and Parenthood in Japanese and American Homes, Saori Yasumoto

Dissertations from 2009

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Identity Work for "Boomer" Professionals: Career Transition in the Restructured Economy, George James Baird

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Nipple Matters: A Black Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Infant Feeding among African American Mothers, Nicole Elaine Banton

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Working it "Out": Employee Negotiations of Sexual Identity in Sport Organizations, Elizabeth S. Cavalier

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Disentangling Individual and Community Effects on Environmentally Sensitive Behaviors, Mary P. Harmon

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Who is my Neighbor?: Framing Atlanta's Movement to End Homelessness, 1900-2005, William Wyatt Holland

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The Impact of Rural-Urban Migration on Familial Elder Care in Rural China, Baozhen Luo

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Invisible at Every Turn an Examination of Lesbian Intimate Partner Violence, Mikel L. Walters

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Not Trying: Reconceiving the Motherhood Mandate, Kristin J. Wilson

Dissertations from 2008

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Care Workers' Motivations for Employment in Long-Term Care, Assisted Living, and Particular Facilities: Reconciling Inconsistent Values, Michael James Lepore

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The Interaction between Ethnic Relations and State Power: A Structural Impediment to the Industrialization of China, 1850-1911, Wei Li

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"Who Do You Think You're Border Patrolling?": Negotiating "Multiracial" Identities and "Interracial" Relationships, Melinda Anne Mills

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So, Who Feels Pretty: Negotiating the Meaning of Femininity in a Nonheterosexual Community, Amy Palder

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Operation Help: Counteracting Sex Trafficking of Women from Russia and Ukraine, Nadezda Shapkina

Dissertations from 2007

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Pickles and Pickets after NAFTA: Globalization, Agribusiness, the US-Mexico Food-Chain, and Farm-Worker Struggles in North Carolina., Francesca Coin

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Against the Odds: Resiliency and the Fostering of Future Academic Success among At-Risk Children in Georgia, Bentley D. Ponder

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Is Smart Growth Fair Growth: Do Urban Growth Boundaries Keep out Racial Minorities?, Elizabeth P. Ruddiman

Dissertations from 2006

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Salvaging Children's Lives: Understanding the Experiences of Black Aunts Who Serve as Kinship Care Providers within Black Families, Regina Louise Davis-Sowers

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Transporting Atlanta: The Mode of Mobility under Construction, Miriam Fiedler Konrad

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Building Inequality: A Case Study of White, Black, and Latino Contractors in the Atlanta Construction Industry, Cameron D. Lippard

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Making Education Work: The Effects of Welfare Reform on the Educational Goals and Experiences of TANF Participants, A. Fiona Pearson