News and Events
There's always something exciting happening in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at SLU!
Current research: Gretchen Arnold and Megan Slusser, "The Impact of Nuisance Property Laws on Victims of Domestic Violence, Phase 2," funded by a Saint Louis University Beaumont Faculty Development Grant and a Saint Louis University Faculty Research Leave.
2012 Usui, C & Colignon, RA, Entrepreneurial Activity in Japan, China and the U.S. Journal of International Business Research and Practice, Vol. 6: 49-61.
2012 Usui, Chikako, Ishida, Hiromi, and Colignon, Richard. "Tohoku after 500+ Days" in Road Ahead: Recoveries from 3/11. http://jasstl.wordpress.com/japan-notes-tohoku/; http://jasstl.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/japan-notes-special-edition.pdf
2011 Yui, T & RA Colignon, Entrepreneurs and Managers in the Development of Japanese Business in Studies in Comparative Entrepreneurship Initiative (ed. C. Usui) Palgrave Macmillian: 36-73.
2011 The Urban Project received $45,000 from the BNSF Foundation. Funds were used to create a state-of-the-art on-line graduate course on the future of inter-city U.S. rail transportation.
Best, Joel and Scott R. Harris (eds.). 2013. Making Sense of Social Problems: New Images, New Issues. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publications.
Ferris, Kerry O. and Scott R. Harris. 2011. Stargazing: Celebrity, Fame, and Social Interaction. New York: Routledge.
Harris, Scott R. 2010. What Is Constructionism? Navigating Its Use in Sociology. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publications.
Cheah, W.H., Karamehic-Muratovic, A. and Matsuo, H. (2013) Ethnic Group Strength and Host Receptivity and Conformity Pressure among Bosnian Refugees in St. Louis, Missouri. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.
MacKinnon, K. C. and Fuentes, A. (2012). Primate Social Cognition, Human Evolution, and Niche Construction: A Core Context for Neuroanthropology. In: D. Lende and G. Downey (eds), The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology, M.I.T. Press, pp. 67-102.
Matsuo, Hisako (Principal), Willoughby, Lisa M. (Co-Principal), "Immigrants' Experiences in Health Care Delivery System in the U.S.: Community-based Gerontological Research". (November 1, 2011 - October 31, 2013)
Willoughby, Lisa M. (Principal), Matsuo, Hisako (Co-Principal), "Health Service Utilization Among Older New Americans: A Cross-Cultural Community-based Study of Immigrants and Refugees in St. Louis", President's Research Fund. (September 1, 2010 - March 31, 2012)
Wagenseil, Jessica E. (Principal), Matsuo, Hisako (Co-Principal), "Mechanical and Molecular Mechanisms of Postnatal Aortic Remodeling", Sponsored by NIH.
Geller, Thomas J. (Key Personnel), Matsuo, Hisako (Key Personnel), Nguyen, Nghi C. (Principal), Roskos, Philip Tyler (Key Personnel), "Learning Disabilities and ADHD in Pediatric Patients with Neorofibromatosis Type 1 Correlated with Cerebral FDG PET and MRI: An Exploratory Study", Sponsored by U.S. Department of Defense. (September 30, 2012 - September 29, 2015)
Matsuo, Hisako (Principal), Willoughby, Lisa M. (Co-Principal), "Intergenerational Shared Experiences Through Prayer Among Immigrant Communities: Spiritual Healing and Successful Aging", Sponsored by Social Science Research Council. (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2014)
Matsuo, Hisako (Principal), "Problems and Challenges That Chiiki Houkatsu Shien Centers Face Under Care-Giving Policy in Japan", Sponsored by Social Science Research Council. (April 16, 2012 - September 30, 2013)
Daniel Monti, Ph.D.
Engaging Strangers: Civil Rites, Civic Capitalism, and Public Order in Boston. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012.
"Corporately-Sponsored Redevelopment Campaigns and the Demographic Stability of Urban Neighborhoods: Saint Louis Re-revisited," Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 34, no. 5 (2012): 523-531. (with Daniel Burghoff).
"Research in Action: The Case of InnerCity Entrepreneurs" in Phil Nyden, Leslie Hossfield, and Gwen Nyden, eds., Public Sociology: Research, Action, and Change (Berkeley, CA: Pine Forge Press, 2011).
"The Culture of the Livable City" in Fritz Wagner, Roger Caves, and Eric Noll, eds., Community Livability: Issues and Approaches to Sustaining the Well-Being of People and Communities (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011).
Corin C.O. Pursell
Pursell, Corin C.O. 2013 Colored Monuments and Sensory Theater among the Mississippians. In Making Senses of the Past: Toward a Sensory Archaeology, edited by Jo Day, pp. 69-89. Center for Archaeological Investigations Occasional Paper No. 40, Carbondale.
(Forthcoming) Brian M.Butler, Paul D. Welch, Corin C.O. Pursell and Tamira K. Brennan, Chapter Two: Kincaid in the New Century. In A View from Upstream: Late Pre-Columbian Research in the Ohio Valley, edited by Jeremy J. Wilson and Anthony M. Krus. University Press of Florida.
Terry J. Tomazic, Ph.D.
Tomazic, Terry J., Matsuo, Hisako (Co-Principal), "Advanced Training in Structural Equation Modeling", Beaumont Faculty Development Fund.
Mary R. Vermilion, Ph.D.
I am currently conducting an archaeological field school at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage site. My research this summer centers on craft specialization at Cahokia on the Fingerhut Tract. Following the field school, I will conduct a two week lab course during which we will process, inventory, and analyze the artifacts recovered from our excavations. A preliminary report is written once the artifacts have been processed, and a final report is written once all diagnostic artifacts have been analyzed.