Current Curriculum Vitae:
Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H. and J.E. Sumerau. Forthcoming. Negotiating the Emotional Challenges of Conducting Deeply Personal Research. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Publishing Group (Under Contract with an expected publication in 2017).
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:
Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H. and J.E. Sumerau. Forthcoming. “Managing Chronic Illness Together.” Sociology Compass.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. “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.
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.
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. ““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. “I see monsters: The role of rape in my personal, professional, and political life.” Forthcoming in Negotiating the Emotional Challenges of Conducting Deeply Personal Research edited by Alexandra C.H. Nowakowski and J. Edward Sumerau. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Publishing Group.
Nowakowski, Alexandra C.H. and J.E. Sumerau. “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.
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 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.
Other Academic Publications:
Sumerau, J.E. 2016. Review of “Christians Under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet” by Kelsy Burke. American Journal of Sociology.
Sumerau, J.E. 2016. “Deviant Dialogue” (Book Review). Symbolic Interaction 39(2): 342-343.
Sumerau, J.E. 2016. “Open and Affirming Religious Organizations.” In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
Sumerau, J.E., Norma Winston, and Jack Gellar. 2015. “Cypress Landing Cost Benefit Analyses.” Evaluation report submitted to potential investors in the Tampa Bay Housing First program.