Dept. of Sociology
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Surviving and thriving: an integrated critical theory of chronic pain from stories of urban American Indians living with chronic pain (2016-12-01)This study seeks to inform better care practices and policies for American Indians living off-reservation by discerning relationships between chronic pain and colonization and developing an integrated critical theory of ...
(2016-12-01)This dissertation explores the gap between women’s expectations of motherhood before they have children and the reality of their lives as mothers, a phenomenon that I call the Motherhood Myth. My study sheds light on how ...
(2016-07-15)Given the increasing anti-immigrant rhetoric, sentiment, and policy advocacy, it is important to understand the development, maintenance, and power of undocuactivism, which is the mobilization of undocumented immigrants. ...
(2016-06-29)This dissertation is primarily concerned with how sharia is practiced by Muslims from a variety of backgrounds in Chicago's Devon Avenue and how they co-construct physical and moral spaces. More specifically, I am interested ...
(2015-10-07)In this project, I look at an aspect of contemporary migration that has been largely sidelined and marginalized in mainstream debates, policy circles and research work – what happens to ‘host societies’ in the developing ...