Research

Current Curriculum Vitae:

Sumerau_CV_February_2018

Books:

Sumerau, J.E. 2017. That Year. Orlando, Florida: The Queering Dixie Series.

Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H. and J.E. Sumerau. 2017. Negotiating the Emotional Challenges of Conducting Deeply Personal Research. New York: Routledge.

Sumerau, J.E. 2017. Homecoming Queens (A Social Fictions Series Book). Boston, Massachusetts: Sense Publishers.

Sumerau, J.E. 2017. Essence. Orlando, Florida: The Queering Dixie Series.

Sumerau, J.E. 2017. Cigarettes & Wine (A Social Fictions Series Book). Boston, Massachusetts: Sense Publishers.

Cragun, Ryan T., J. Edward Sumerau, Bruce Friesen, Katherine Carter, and Deborah Cragun. 2014. Introduction to Sociology. St. Petersburg, Florida: Wikibooks.  https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Introduction_to_Sociology.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Sumerau, J.E. and Eric Anthony Grollman. Forthcoming. “Obscuring Oppression: Racism, Cissexism, and the Persistence of Social Inequality.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

Steele, Sarah, Megan Collier, and J.E. Sumerau. Forthcoming. “Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Contact with Police in Chicago: Disparities Across Sexuality, Race, and Socioeconomic Status.” Social Currents.

Mathers, Lain A.B., J.E. Sumerau, and Ryan T. Cragun. Forthcoming. “The limits of homonormativity: Constructions of Bisexual and Transgender People in the Post-gay era.” Sociological Perspectives.

Simula, Brandy L. and J.E. Sumerau. Forthcoming. “The use of gender in the interpretation of BDSM.” Sexualities published online ahead of print. 

McCabe, Katherine and J.E. Sumerau. Forthcoming. “Reproduction Vocabularies of Motive among Cisgender Women in College.” Sex Roles.

Sumerau, J.E., Eric Anthony Grollman, and Ryan T. Cragun. 2018. ““Oh my God, I sound like a horrible person”: Generic Processes in the Conditional Acceptance of Sexual and Gender Diversity.” Symbolic Interaction 41(1): 62-82.

Barringer, M.N., J.E. Sumerau, and David Gay. 2017. “Examining differences in identity disclosure between monosexuals and bisexuals.” Sociological Spectrum.

Nowakowski, A.C.H., K.E. Barningham, C.D. Buford, M. Laguerre, and J.E. Sumerau. 2017. ““That pain is genuine to them”: Provider Perspectives on Chronic Pain in University Student Populations.” The Qualitative Report 22(7): 1880-1895.

Nowakowski, A.C.H., K.E. Barningham, C.D. Buford, M. Laguerre, and J.E. Sumerau. 2017. ““A Tricky One”: Barriers to Non-Opoid Pain Management in University Health Care.” Florida Public Health Review 14: 60-66.

Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H. and J.E. Sumerau.  2017.  “Managing Chronic Illness Together.”  Sociology Compass 11:e12466.  

Sumerau, J. Edward. 2017. ““Some of us are good, God-fearing folks”: Justifying Religious Participation in an LGBT Christian Church.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 46(1): 3-29.

Cragun, Ryan T. and J.E. Sumerau. 2017. “Losing Manhood like a Man: A collaborative autoethnographic examination of masculinities and the experience of a vasectomy.” Men and Masculinities 20(1): 98-116.

Sumerau, J.E., Ryan T. Cragun and Trina Smith. 2017. “Men never cry:” Representing Mormon Manhood in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Sociological Focus 50(3): 213-227.

Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H. and J.E. Sumerau.  2017.  “Health disparities in Nonreligious and Religious older adults in the United States: A descriptive epidemiology of 16 common chronic conditions.”  Secularism and Nonreligion 6(4): 1-15.

Cragun, Ryan T. and J.E. Sumerau.  2017.  “No one expects a transgender Jew:  Religious, sexual and gendered intersections in the evaluation of religious and nonreligious others.”  Secularism and Nonreligion 6(1): 1-16. 

Sumerau, J.E., Lain A.B. Mathers, Alexandra C.H. Nowakowski, and Ryan T. Cragun. 2017. “Helping Quantitative Sociology Come out of the Closet.” Sexualities 20(5-6): 644-656..

Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H. and J.E. Sumerau. 2016. “A descriptive epidemiology of sexual behavior and interest in older adults with diabetes.” PLAID: People Living with and Inspired by Diabetes 2(2): 18-28.

Sumerau, J.E., Alexandra C.H. Nowakowski, and Ryan T. Cragun. 2016. “An Interactionist Approach to the Social Construction of Deities.” Symbolic Interaction 39(4): 577-594.

Sumerau, J.E. and Ryan T. Cragun. 2016. ““I think some people need religion”: The Social Construction of Nonreligious Moral Identities.” Sociology of Religion 77(4): 386-407.

Sumerau, J.E., Lain A.B. Mathers and Ryan T. Cragun. 2016. ““I found God in the glory hole”: The Moral Career of a Gay Christian.” Sociological Inquiry 86(4): 618-640.

Cragun, Ryan T., J.E. Sumerau, Victoria T. Blyde, Marcus Mann, and Joseph T. Hammer. 2016. “Perceived marginalization, educational contexts, and (non)religious educational experience.” Journal of College and Character 17(4): 241-254.

Sumerau, J.E. 2016. ““I’m just not sure about their values”: LGBT Christians talk about non-believers.” Secularism and Nonreligion 5(8): 1-12.  

Sumerau, J.E., Ryan T. Cragun, and Lain A.B. Mathers. 2016. “Contemporary Religion and the Cisgendering of Reality.” Social Currents 3(3): 293-311.

Cragun, Deborah, Ryan T. Cragun, Brian Nathan, J.E. Sumerau, and Alexandra C.H. Nowakowski. 2016. “Do religiosity and spirituality really matter for social, mental and physical health?  A tale of two samples.”  Sociological Spectrum 36(6): 359-377.

Sumerau, J.E., Lain A.B. Mathers and Ryan T. Cragun. 2016. “I just can’t put my finger on it”: A research report on the nonexistence and meaninglessness of sin within the Social Sciences.” The Qualitative Report 21(6): 1132-1144.

Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H., J.E. Sumerau, and Lain A.B. Mathers. 2016. “Building a bright future for diabetes care and management by writing where it hurts.” PLAID: People Living with and Inspired by Diabetes 2(1): 64-67.

Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H., Katelyn Y. Graves, and J.E. Sumerau. 2016. “Mediation Analysis of relationships between chronic inflammation and quality of life in older adults.” Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 14:46.

Thompson, Amanda Bartenbaker, Deborah Cragun, J.E. Sumerau, Ryan T. Cragun, Vanessa De Gifis and Angela Trepanier. 2016. ““Be prepared if I bring it up”: Patients’ perceptions of the utility of religious and spiritual discussion during genetic counseling.” Journal of Genetic Counseling 25(5): 945-956.

Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H., J.E. Sumerau and Lain A.B. Mathers. 2016. “None of the above: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching with “Representative” data.” Teaching Sociology 44(2): 96-105.

J.E. Sumerau and Deborah Cragun. 2016. “Frames of Reference: Applying Sociology in Interdisciplinary Medical Settings.” Journal of Applied Social Science 10(2): 113-118.

Sumerau, J.E. and Ryan T. Cragun. 2016. ““How low can humans plunge”: Facilitating Moral Opposition in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Qualitative Sociology Review 12(1): 42-59.

Cragun, Ryan T. and J.E. Sumerau. 2015. “God may save your life, but you have to find your own keys: Religious attributions, secular attributions, and religious priming.” Archive for the Psychology of Religion 37: 321-342.

Cragun, Ryan T., J. Edward Sumerau, and Emily Williams. 2015. “From Sodomy to Sympathy”: LDS Elites’ Discursive Construction of Homosexuality Over Time.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54(2): 291-310.

Cragun, Ryan T. and J. Edward Sumerau. 2015. “The Last Bastion of Sexual and Gender Prejudice? Sexualities, Race, Gender, Religion, and Spirituality in the Examination of Prejudice toward Sexual and Gender Minorities.” Journal of Sex Research 52(7): 821-834.

Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H. and J.E. Sumerau. 2015. “Should we talk about the pain: Personalizing Sociology in the Medical Sociology Classroom.” Teaching Sociology 43(4): 290-300.

Mathers, Lain A.B., J. Edward Sumerau and Koji Ueno. 2015. ““This isn’t just another gay group”: Privileging Heterosexuality in a mixed-sexuality LGBTQ Advocacy Group.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.

Sumerau, J. Edward, Irene Padavic, and Douglas P. Schrock. 2015. ““Little girls unwilling to do what’s best for them”: Resurrecting Patriarchy in an LGBT Christian Church.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 44(3): 306-334.

Sumerau, J. Edward and Ryan T. Cragun. 2015. ““Don’t push your immorals on me”: Encouraging Anti-porn Advocacy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Sexualities 18(1/2): 57-79.

Sumerau, J. Edward and Ryan T. Cragun. 2015. “The Hallmarks of Righteous Women: Gendered Background Expectations in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review 76(1): 49-71.

Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H. and J. Edward Sumerau. 2015. “Swell Foundations: Gender, Fundamental Social Causes and Chronic Inflammation.” Sociological Spectrum 35: 161-178.

Sumerau, J. Edward and Ryan T. Cragun. 2015. ““Avoid that pornographic playground”: Teaching Pornographic Abstinence in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Critical Research on Religion 3(2): 168-188.

Sumerau, J. Edward, Mandi N. Barringer, and Ryan T. Cragun. 2015. ““I don’t need a shotgun, just a look”: Representing Manhood in Secular and Religious Magazines.” Men and Masculinities 18(5): 581-605.

Cragun, Ryan T. and J. Edward Sumerau. 2014. “Men who hold more egalitarian attitudes toward women working outside the home in the US: Who are they?” The Human Prospect: A Neohumanist Perspective 4(1): 10-24.

Sumerau, J. Edward and Ryan T. Cragun. 2014. ““Why would our Heavenly Father do that to anyone”: Oppressive Othering through Sexual Classification Schemes in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Symbolic Interaction 37(3): 331-352.

Sumerau, J. Edward. 2012. “Mobilizing Race, Class, and Gender Discourses in a Metropolitan Community Church.” Race, Gender, and Class 19(3-4): 93-112.

Sumerau, J. Edward. 2012. ““That’s what men are supposed to do”: Compensatory Manhood Acts in an LGBT Christian Church.” Gender & Society 26: 461-487. (Reprinted in The Gendered Society Reader, 5th Edition, edited by Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson, Oxford University Press.)

Book Chapters in Edited Volumes:

Sumerau, J.E. 2017. “I see monsters: The role of rape in my personal, professional, and political life.” In Negotiating the Emotional Challenges of Conducting Deeply Personal Research edited by Alexandra C.H. Nowakowski and J.E. Sumerau. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Publishing Group.

Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H. and J.E. Sumerau. Forthcoming 2018. “Gender, Arthritis, and Feelings of Sexual Obligation in Older Adults.” Invited for inclusion in an edited anthology on Women and Inequality in the 21st Century.

Sumerau, J. and Ryan T. Cragun. 2015. “Trans-forming Mormonism: Transgender Perspectives on Priesthood, Ordination, and Gender.” In Voices for Equality: Ordain Women and Resurgent Mormon Feminism edited by Gordon Shepherd, Lavina Fielding Anderson, and Gary Shepherd. Kofford Books.

Sumerau, J. and Sarah L. Jirek. 2015. “Post-apocalyptic Inequality: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Firefly.” In Race, Gender and Sexuality in Post-apocalyptic TV and Film. New York: Palgrave.

Schrock, Douglas P., J. Edward Sumerau, and Koji Ueno. 2014. “Sexualities.” In The Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality edited by Jane D. McLeod, Edward J. Lawler, and Michael L. Schwalbe. New York, New York: Springer.

Sumerau, J. Edward. 2013. ““Somewhere Between Evangelical and Queer”: Sexual-Religious Identity Work in an LGBT Christian Church.” In Selves, Symbols, and Sexualities: Contemporary Readings, edited by Staci Newmahr and Tom Weinberg. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Sumerau, J. Edward, Douglas P. Schrock, and Teri Jo Reese. 2013. “Transsexuals’ Gendered Presentations.” In Life as Performance: A Dramaturgical Handbook. Edited by Charles Edgley. Ashgate.

Sumerau, J. Edward and Douglas P. Schrock. 2011. ““It’s Important to Show your Colors”: Counter-Heteronormative Embodiment in a Metropolitan Community Church.” In Embodied Resistance: Breaking the Rules, Challenging the Norms edited by Chris Bobel and Samantha Kwan. Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press.

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