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Patricia Yancey Martin

Professor Emeritus

Office: 526 Bellamy
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Research Activites:

2017 edited book

NYU Press, 2018
Edited by James W. Messerschmidt, Patricia Yancey Martin, Michael A. Messner and Raewyn Connell

Selected Publications:

James Messerschmidt, Patricia Yancey Martin, Michael Messner, and Raewyn Connell (Editors). 2018. Gender Reckonings: New Theory and Research. New York University Press.
Patricia Yancey Martin.  2016. The rape-prone culture of academic contexts: Fraternities and athletics.  Gender & Society 30 (1): 30-43.
Lacey Sischo and Patricia Yancey Martin. 2015. The price of femininity or just pleasing myself? Justifying breast surgery. Gender Issues 32 (2):77-96.
Patricia Yancey Martin. 2013. Gendered identities: Masculinity at work, femininity at work. Sociology of Work: Encyclopedia. In Vicki Smith (Ed.). Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.
David Orzechowicz and Patricia Yancey Martin. 2013. Gendered organizations. Sociology of Work: Encyclopedia. In Vicki Smith (Ed.). Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.
Patricia Yancey Martin. 2013. State complicity in men’s violence against women. In Donna King and Carrie Lee Smith (eds.), Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Kick their Ass:  Feminist Perspectives on Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, Vanderbilt University Press.
Patricia Yancey Martin. 2013. Sociologists for Women in Society: A Feminist Bureaucracy?  Gender & Society 27 (3 June):281-293.
Boyd, E.M., John Reynolds, Kathryn Harker Tillman, and Patricia Yancey Martin. 2011. Adolescent girls’ race/ethnic status, identities, and drive for thinness. Social Sci. Res., doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2010.11.003
Judith Lorber and Patricia Yancey Martin. 2011. The socially constructed body: Insights from feminist theory. Pp. 183-206 in Peter Kvisto (ed.), Illuminating Social Life: Classical and Contemporary Theory Revisited. Thousand Oaks: Pine Forge Press. 5th ed.
Patricia Yancey Martin. 2009. Rape Crisis Centers: Helping Victims, Changing Society. In Y. Hasenfeld (Ed.), Human Service Organizations. 2nd ed. Sage.
Martin, P. Y., Schrock, D., Leaf, M., and Von Rohr, C. Rape Work: Emotional Dilemmas in Work with Victims. 2007. Pp. 44-60 in Steve Fineman (Ed.) The Emotional Organization: Passion and Power.London: Blackwell.
Martin, P. Y. (with Lacey Sischo & John Taylor) 2006. Carrying the Weight of Self-Derogation? Disordered Eating Practices as Social Deviance in Young Adults. Deviant Behavior. 27.
Martin, P. Y. Practicing Gender at Work: Further Thoughts on Reflexivity. 2006. Gender, Work and Organization. 13.
Martin, P. Y. (with Noella Dietz), Women Who Are Stalked: Questioning the Fear Standard. 2007.Violence Against Women. 13 (7):750-776.
Martin, P. Y. Gender as Social Institution. 2004. Social Forces 82 (June):1249-1273.
Martin, P. Y. “Said and done” vs. “saying and doing”: Gendering Practices, Practicing Gender at Work. 2003. Gender & Society 17:342-366.
Martin, P. Y. Sensations, Bodies, and ‘the Spirit of a Place’: Aesthetics in Residential Organizations for the Elderly. 2002. Human Relations 55 (7):861-885. [Note: Named by HR editorial board as a best article for the year.)

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Sociology (undergraduate & Honors Seminar)
Sociology of Sex and Gender (undergraduate)
The Changing Workplace (undergraduate honors seminar)
Sociology of Gender and Work (graduate)
Theories of Gender (graduate)
Gender and the Corporation (graduate)
The Contemporary Women's Movement (graduate)
Complex Organizations (graduate)
Violence Against Women (undergraduate)
Gender and Violence (undergraduate, graduate)
Gender and Organizations (graduate)
Field Methods (graduate, undergraduate, & professional workshops)
Introduction to Research Methods (undergraduate, graduate)
Qualitative Methods (graduate)
Grounded Theory Methodology (graduate)

Awards and Honors:

2013. Named Specialist on the Fulbright Specialist Program.
2010. Keynote Speaker, 6th Biennial Conference on Gender, Work, and Organization, Keele University, Stoke-on- Trent, UK, June.
2010. Alpha Kappa Delta Distinguished Lecturer, Richmond University, Virginia Commonwealth University
2006, 2009. Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Lecturer (Hendrix College, Mercer University)
2008. Roll of Honor Award, Southern Sociological Society (first woman recipient)
2007-8. Fulbright International Scholar & Visiting Professor of Management and Sociology, Goteborg University, Goteborg Sweden (March-July)
2007. Martin received the 2007 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association. The Jessie Bernard Award is given in recognition of scholarly work that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society. The contribution may be in empirical research, theory, or methodology. The Award is presented for significant cumulative work done throughout a professional career.
2007. Martin served as the Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor of Feminist Studies at Ruhr University, Bochum Germany (Fall)
2006. Martin received the 2006 Feminist Activism Award from Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), an award given annually to an SWS member who has helped improve society’s receptivity to and support for women or girls by enhancing social justice.