Department of SOC/ANT/CRJ - Dr. Heather Laube

Degrees Earned:

Ph.D., Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York; M.A., Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; B.A., Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Teaching Interests:

Gender & Society, Sociology of Families, Introduction to Sociology, Social Movements, Race, Class & Gender, Political Sociology

Research Interests:

RECENT REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

2010

“It’s Part of My Being’: Demand-Making and Discursive Protest by Feminist Sociologists Inside Academia.” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change. 30:3-41. Emerald Group Publishing Limited: Bingley, UK.


2009

Joey Sprague and Heather Laube. “Institutional Barriers to Doing Public Sociology: Experiences of Feminists in the Academy.” The American Sociologist 40(4):249-271.


2007

Heather Laube, Kelley Massoni, Joey Sprague, and Abby L. Ferber. “The Impact of Gender on the Evaluation of Teaching: What We Know and What We Can Do.” NWSA Journal 19(3): 87-104.

RECENT PEER-REVIEWED PROFESSIONAL PEDAGOGICAL PUBLICATIONS


2010

Heather Laube, Betsy Lucal, and Andrea Miller, eds. (contents in ) The Sociology of Sexuality and Sexual Orientation: Syllabi and Teaching Materials. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. Note: due to a change to online publication, components of this publication appear in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology (http://trails.asanet.org/Pages/default.aspx).


2009

“Sociologists for Women in Society” in Encyclopedia of Gender and Society. Jodi O’Brien, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


2006

“’Doing Engagement’” pp. 17-19 in Quick Hits for Educating Citizens: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers. Jim Perry and Steve Jones, eds. Indiana University (IU) Press.


2005

Heather Laube and Sarah Sobieraj, eds. Teaching about Mass Media in the Classroom. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.


2005

“Engage! Writing an Op-Ed” in Teaching About Mass Media in the Classroom. Heather Laube and Sarah Sobieraj, eds. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

RECENT BOOK REVIEWS IN REFEREED JOURNALS


2006

Barbara Katz Rothman, Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption. Gender & Society 20(2):290-91.


2005

Shirley A. Hill, Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships. Michigan Family Review 10:115-116.

RECENT PROFESSIONAL PEDAGOGICAL PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE WORKS (NON-REFEREED)


2006

Heather Laube, Pamela Colton, Gregory Storms, and April Pepperdine. Women on the Edge: Fifty Years of Women Making Academic Change at the University of Michigan-Flint. Documentary film.


2005

Heather Laube and Abby Ferber. “Sociologists for Women in Society: Supporting Feminist Scholarship.” Women in Higher Education 14(10):32.


2004

Abby Ferber and Heather Laube. Fall. “Feminist Transformation of the Academy Examines the Impact of Gender on the Evaluation of Teaching.” Network news:The Newsletter of Sociologists for Women in Society XXI:3.


2004

Abby Ferber, Heather Laube, Joey Sprague, and Kelley Massoni. “Report on Gender and the Evaluation of Teaching.” http://www.socwomen.org/index.php?sss=116

RECENT INVITED PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS


2009

“Women on the Edge: Fifty Years of Women Making Academic Change University of Michigan-Flint.” Documentary film and discussion at the Annual Summer Meetings of Sociologists for Women in Society, San Francisco, CA.


2008

With Elizabeth Borland, “Helping Students Make Connections Through Civic Engagement.” Invited roundtable presenter and facilitator. The 2008 Section on Teaching and Learning Pre-conference Workshop for New Teachers of Sociology, “Teachers Are Made, Not Born.” Boston, MA, July 31.


2008

“Feminist Mentoring.” Invited panelist. Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociologists for Women in Society, St Louis, MO.


2007

“The Praxis of Academics’ Activism: A Panel Discussion.” Invited panelist. Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. New York, NY.


2005>Feminist Ethnography Workshop. Invited panelist. Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society, Minneapolis, MN.

SESSIONS ORGANIZED FOR PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS


2008

“Using the Media to Take Sociology Public.” Panel organizer and presider. Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society, St Louis, MO.


2007

“What is Social Action?” Session organizer (with Dawn Rothe) and presider. Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL.


2006

“Talking in Sound Bites: How To Talk to the Media.” Session organizer and presenter. Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society, Omaha, NE.

 

Recent Publications and Creative Works:

Heather Laube, Kelley Massoni, Joey Sprague, and Abby L. Ferber. 2007. "The Impact of Gender on the Evaluation of Teaching: What We Know and What We Can Do." NWSA Journal 19:3 87-104.

Heather Laube, Pamela Colton, Gregory Storms, and April Pepperdine. 2006. Women on the Edge: Fifty Years of Women Making Academic Change at the University of Michigan–Flint. Documentary film.

"'Doing Engagement.'" 2006. Pp. 17-19 in Quick Hits for Civic Engagement. Jim Perry and Steve Jones, eds. Indiana University (IU) Press.

Book Reviews:

Barbara Katz Rothman, Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption. 2006. Gender & Society 20 290-91.

Shirley A. Hill, Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships. 2005. Michigan Family Review 10 115-116.

Recent Sessions Organized for Professional Meetings:

"Using the Media to Take Sociology Public." Panel Organizer and Presider. 2008 Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society, St Louis, MO.

"What is Social Action?" Session Organizer and Presider. 2007 Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL.

"Talking in Sound Bites: How To Talk to the Media." Session organizer and presenter 2006 Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society, Omaha, NE.

"The Life Trajectory of an Academic Career." Invited Panel Organizer 2005 annual Summer Meetings of Sociologists for Women in Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Recent Invited Presentations at Professional Meetings:

With Elizabeth Borland, "Helping Students Make Connections through Civic Engagement." Invited roundtable presenter and facilitator. The 2008 Section on Teaching and Learning Pre-conference Workshop for New Teachers of Sociology, "Teachers Are Made, Not Born." Boston, MA, July 31.

"Feminist Mentoring." Invited panelist. 2008. Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociologists for Women in Society, St Louis, MO.

"The Praxis of Academics' Activism: A Panel Discussion." Invited panelist. 2007. Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. New York, NY.

Recent Papers Presented at Professional Meetings:

Joey Sprague and Heather Laube. "Institutional Barriers to Doing Public Sociology." 2008. Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Society, Boston, MA.

Kenneth J. Litwin, Heather Laube, and Andrea Strzelecki. "Sexual Harassment or Boys Will Be Boys? Observers' Interpretations of Questionable Behavior." 2008 Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Boston, MA.

"Using Documentary to Engage Students" presented at Citizenship in the New Millennium, 2008 American Democracy Project National Meeting, Snow Bird, UT.

Kenneth J. Litwin, Heather Laube, and Andrea Strzelecki. "Doing Sexual Harassment, Doing Masculinity." 2008 Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society, St Louis, MO.

"Learning Social Action by Doing." 2007Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL.

Heather Laube, Pamela Colton, Gregory Storms. "Women on the Edge: Fifty Years of Women Making Academic Change University of Michigan – Flint." 2007Annual Meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL.

"Feminist Practice and Academic Achievement." 2006 XVI World Congress of Sociology, Durban, South Africa.