Sociology Faculty Publications and Presentations

 

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Submissions from 2024

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The Social Factors Associated with COVID-19 Vaccine Distrust in the United States, Luis Enrique Espinoza, David Jimenez, Jennifer L. Talleff, Gerardo Zubieta, Bonifacio Vega II, and Allison Ray Reagan

Submissions from 2023

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Family, Work, Economy, or Social Policy: Examining Poverty among Children of Single Mothers in Affluent Democracies between 1985-2016, Amie Bostic

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Social Spending, Poverty, and Immigration: A Systematic Analysis of Welfare State Effectiveness and Nativity in 24 Upper- and Middle-Income Democracies, Amie Bostic and Allen Hyde

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A Bird’s-Eye View of Colonias Hosting Forgotten Americans and Their Community Resilience in the Rio Grande Valley, Dean Kyne

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An Exploratory Study on the Association between Community Resilience and Disaster Preparedness in the Rio Grande Valley, Dean Kyne

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Storm Surge Risk Assessment in Coastal Communities in the Rio Grande Valley: An Application of GIS-Based Spatial Multicriteria Decision Analysis with Analytical Hierarchy Process, Dean Kyne

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Willingness to Prepare for Disasters among Individuals with Disabilities: An Essential Component for Building Disaster Resiliency, Dean Kyne

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Experimental Studies on the Operation of Agricultural Crops Mowing Unit with Simultaneous Chopping and Incorporation of Stubble Into the Soil, Volodymyr Nadykto, Sergey Kiurchev, Tatiana Chorna, Taras Hutsol, Szymon Głowacki, Anatoliy Rud, Alona Shevtsova, Igor Ryabov, and Katarzyna Szwedziak

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A Review of Literature on the Usage of Low-Cost Sensors to Measure Particulate Matter, Amit U. Raysoni, Sai Deepak Pinakana, Esmeralda Mendez, Dawid Wladyka, Katarzyna Sepielak, and Owen Temby

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Race, Gender, and Nativity in the Southwest Economy: An Intersectional Approach to Income Inequality, Salvatore J. Restifo, Igor Ryabov, and Bienvenido Ruiz

Submissions from 2022

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Observing many researchers using the same data and hypothesis reveals a hidden universe of uncertainty, Nate Breznau, Eike Mark Rinke, Alexander Wuttke, Hung H. V. Nguyen, Muna Adem, Jule Adriaans, Amalia Alvarez-Benjumea, Henrik K. Andersen, Daniel Auer, and Amie Bostic

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Towards a Transformative Curriculum: Critical Resources in a Social Studies Classroom, Cecile Caddel

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Severe Weather Warnings: An Interdisciplinary Approach, William Donner, Havidan Rodriguez, Jerald Brotzge, and Walter Diaz

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A comparative study of intimate partner violence among U.S.-born and foreign-born Hispanic women, Luis Enrique Espinoza, Lucas Enrique Espinoza, Jennifer L. Talleff, Rosalva Resendiz, Leticia Nevarez Zavala, and Kathleen Ayako Anangwe

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Racial-Ethnic Disparities Between Sex Education and Contraceptive Use Method at the Last Sexual Encounter Among Adolescent Females in the USA, Luis Enrique Espinoza, Jennifer L. Talleff, Lucas Enrique Espinoza, and Rebecca Rouse

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Subtitling speed in Media Accessibility research: some methodological considerations, Nazaret Fresno and Katarzyna Sepielak

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Social Connectedness, Physical Distancing, and Anxiety in Complying with Shelter-In-Place Orders and Advisories during the Once-In-A-Century COVID-19 Pandemic in the US: A Study of Social Media and Internet Users, Dean Kyne, Candace Robledo, Cliff Clark, Ruby Charak, Meliha Salahuddin, and Jay Morrow

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Using Low-Cost Sensors to Assess PM2.5 Concentrations at Four South Texan Cities on the U.S.—Mexico Border, Esmeralda Mendez, Owen Temby, Dawid Wladyka, Katarzyna Sepielak, and Amit U. Raysoni

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The Parental Factors that Impact Hispanics’ Post-Secondary Education Completion, Marlee Olivarez, Luis Enrique Espinoza, Lucas Enrique Espinoza, Jennifer L. Talleff, Veronica L. Romero, Leticia Nevarez Zavala, and Allison Ray Reagan

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Classic Liberal Philosophers and their Contributions to Democracy & Justice: Discourses on Freedom, Equality, Reason, Democracy & Justice: Discourses on Freedom, Equality, Reason, and Law, Rosalva Resendiz, Lucas E. Espinoza, and Luis E. Espinoza

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Language proficiency and use of interpreters/translators in fieldwork: a survey of US-based anthropologists and sociologists, Katarzyna Sepielak, Dawid Wladyka, and William Yaworsky

Submissions from 2021

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Immigrant region of origin, divorce, and remarriage in the United States, Igor Ryabov

Submissions from 2020

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Football for all: the quality of the live closed captioning in the Super Bowl LII, Nazaret Fresno, Katarzyna Sepielak, and Maciej Krawczyk

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The Enthymemes of Supporting President Trump: Explaining the Association Between Structural Location, Supporting the President, and Agreeing With Online Extremism, James Hawdon, Matthew Costello, Colin Bernatzky, and Salvatore J. Restifo

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Empirical evaluation of disaster preparedness for hurricanes in the Rio Grande Valley, Dean Kyne, Leslie Cisneros, Josue Delacruz, Bianca Lopez, Cristina Madrid, Rebecca Moran, Alma Provencio, Felix Ramos, and Maria Fernanda Silva

Submissions from 2019

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Skin in the Game: Colorism and the Subtle Operation of Stereotypes in Men’s College Basketball, Steven L. Foy and Rashawn Ray

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Racial/Ethnic Hierarchy and Urban Labor Market Inequality: Four Poignant Historical Cases, Salvatore J. Restifo, Vincent J. Roscigno, and Lora A. Phillips

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How Much Does Physical Attractiveness Matter for Blacks? Linking Skin Color, Physical Attractiveness, and Black Status Attainment, Igor Ryabov

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Parental Incarceration and Social Status Attainment of Hispanic Young Adults, Igor Ryabov

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Physical violence and vulnerable adolescents: the roles of school climate and presence of similar peers, Igor Ryabov

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Entry and Stability of Cross-National Marriages in the United States, Igor Ryabov and Yuanting Zhang

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Entry and Stability of Cross-National Marriages in the United States, Igor Ryabov and Yuanting Zhang

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Unsung interpreters: the jumbled practice of language translation in contemporary field research – a study of anthropological field sites in the Arab League countries, Katarzyna Sepielak, Dawid K. Wladyka, and William Yaworsky

Submissions from 2018

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Ethnicity, income, and disaster preparedness in Deep South Texas, United States, William Donner and Jessica Lavariega-Montforti

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Asthma Predictors Influence on Self-management Asthma Education Status, Luis Enrique Espinoza, Lucas Enrique Espinoza, Michaela LaNay Wilson, and Tracy E. Denton

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Challenges From and Beyond Symptomatology: Stereotype Threat in Young Adults With ADHD, Steven L. Foy

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Nourish the soul or damage the body? Belief in the connection between Christian moral failure and diminished health, Steven L. Foy and Collin W. Mueller

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The Rise of Rational Choice Theory as a Scientific/Intellectual Movement in Sociology, Steven L. Foy, Cyrus Schleifer, and Edward A. Tiryakian

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Kyne–Donner Model of Authority’s Recommendation and Hurricane Evacuation Decisions: A Study of Hypothetical Hurricane Event in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Dean Kyne and William Donner

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Who Will Stay, Who Will Leave: Decision-Making of Residents Living in Potential Hurricane Impact Areas During a Hypothetical Hurricane Event in the Rio Grande Valley, Dean Kyne, Arlett Sophia Lomeli, William Donner, and Erika Zuloaga

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The Relative Influence of Legal Pressure on Outcomes in a Rehabilitation Aftercare Drug Court, Bienvenido Ruiz, Billy J. Ulibarrí, Arlett Sophia Lomeli, Ramon S. Guerra, and Rolando R. Longoria

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Childhood Obesity and Academic Outcomes in Young Adulthood, Igor Ryabov

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Beyond America: Cross-national Context and the Impact of Religious Versus Secular Organizational Membership on Self-rated Health, Laura Upeniks, Steven L. Foy, and Andrew Miles

Submissions from 2017

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The Shade of a Criminal Record: Colorism, Incarceration, and External Racial Classification, Steven L. Foy, Victor Ray, and Ashley Hummel

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Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies in the USA, Dean Kyne

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Phenotypic Variations in Violence Involvement: Results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Igor Ryabov

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Recent Demographic Change in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas: The Importance of Domestic Migration, Igor Ryabov and Stephen M. Merino

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Queries to Google Search as Predictors of Migration Flows from Latin America to Spain, Dawid K. Wladyka

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The Impact of Researchers’ Perceptions of Insecurity and Organized Crime on Fieldwork in Central America and Mexico, Dawid Wladyka and William Yaworsky

Submissions from 2016

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Hernandez v. Texas: The Fight for Mexican American Rights, Lucas Enrique Espinoza and Luis Enrique Espinoza

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Living With the Invisible Risks in the U.S. Urban Areas: Potential Nuclear Power-Induced Disasters, Urban Emergency Management Challenges, and Environmental Justice Issues, Dean Kyne

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Emerging Environmental Justice Issues in Nuclear Power and Radioactive Contamination, Dean Kyne and Bob Bolin

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Inter-Group Perceptions and Representations in Two Barcelona Neighbourhoods: Poble Sec and Sagrada Família Compared, Ricard Morén-Alegret, Albert Mas, and Dawid K. Wladyka

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Colorism and educational outcomes of Asian Americans: evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Igor Ryabov

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Conspicuous consumption among Hispanics: Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure Survey, Igor Ryabov

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In Search of Popularity: Non-Conforming Reputations of Hispanic Adolescent Graffiti Writers, Igor Ryabov

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Post-migration Experiences of Female Immigrant Spouses from the Former Soviet Union, Igor Ryabov

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Post-Migration Experiences of Female Immigrant Spouses from the Former Soviet Union, Igor Ryabov

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Synchronization Techniques in Multilingual Fiction: Voiced-Over Films in Poland, Katarzyna Sepielak

Submissions from 2015

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Public Exposure to U.S. Commercial Nuclear Power Plants Induced Disasters, Dean Kyne

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A Longitudinal Study of Human Exposure to Potential Nuclear Power Plant Risk, Dean Kyne and Jason T. Harris

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The Role of Residential Segregation in Explaining Racial Gaps in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, Igor Ryabov

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The Role of Residential Segregation in Explaining Racial Gaps in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, Igor Ryabov

Submissions from 2014

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Emotions and Affect as Source, Outcome and Resistance to Inequality, Steven Foy, Robert Freeland, Andrew Miles, Kimberly B. Rogers, and Lynn Smith-Lovin

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Phenotyping and Adolescence-to-Adulthood Transitions Among Latinos, Igor Ryabov and Franklin W. Goza

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Translation techniques in voiced-over multilingual feature movies, Katarzyna Sepielak

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Synchrony in the voice-over of Polish fiction genres, Katarzyna Sepielak and Anna Matamala

Submissions from 2013

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The Tornado Warning Process: A Review of Current Research, Challenges, and Opportunities, Jerry Brotzge and William Donner

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Colorism and School-to-Work and School-to-College Transitions of African American Adolescents, Igor Ryabov

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The Influence of Meaning-making after Spousal Loss on Trajectories of Psychological Distress, Wendy B. Young and Steven L. Foy

Submissions from 2012

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Tornado Warnings in Three Southern States: A Qualitative Analysis of Public Response Patterns, William Donner, Havidan Rodriguez, and Walter Diaz

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Remittance Activity among Brazilians in the US and Canada, Igor Ryabov

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Visualizing Modernity: The Appeal of Cross-Border Healthcare Providers Along the Texas-Mexico Border, Geoffrey Schwarz and Victor Martinez

Submissions from 2011

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The role of community health workers in combating type 2 diabetes in the rio grande valley, Igor Ryabov and Chad Richardson

Submissions from 2010

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Cross-border utilization of health care: evidence from a population-based study in south Texas, Dejun Su, Chad Richardson, Ming Wen, and Jose A. Pagan

Submissions from 2009

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Adolescents’ Educational Outcomes: Racial and Ethnic Variations in Peer Network Importance, Franklin Goza and Igor Ryabov

Submissions from 2007

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The political ecology of disaster: An analysis of factors influencing U.S. tornado fatalities and injuries, 1998–2000, William Donner

Submissions from 2005

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Managerial networking of public and private sector: a study of Thai executives, Dean Kyne