Aaron Douglass Professor
Ph.D. University of California-Riverside
Areas of Specialization:
My research focus is on education and inequality, as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning. My interests in stratification, social class, gender and race are summarized in a recent book with Paradigm Press: Schooling Girls, Queuing Women (2011).
I have a forthcoming article in Contexts on the limitations in our current theories of faculty roles. My current research projects include analysis of dimensions of these roles using the National Survey of Post Secondary Faculty (NSOPF) through the National Center for Education Statistics. After serving as President of the Midwest Sociological Society, I published “Splitting the Academy: The Emotions of Intersectionality at Work” in Sociological Quarterly: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/sociologyfacpub/103/.
Other recent projects include “Passionate pedagogy and emotional labor: Students’ responses to learning diversity from diverse instructors.” This is forthcoming in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, with my recent “Ed Team” of Schueths, Bass, Gladney and Crawford. As the Aaron Douglas Professor of Sociology and Teaching Excellence for the UNL campus, I am always interested consulting on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, assessment and research design, literatures in sociology and higher education, and publication goals. As an active participant in the UNL Women’s and Gender Studies program, I welcome working with graduate students interested in feminist research, methods or theory. I especially encourage graduate students to consider developing a Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate program at the doctoral level.