College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Sociology

Graduate Student Accomplishments



Graduate Student Publications

Anderson, Annika, Andrew Crookston, and Paul Anderson. 2013. "The Structural Origins of Stereotype Threat and Its Impact on Racial/Ethnic Groups at Predominantly White Institutions." Pp. 19-35 in The Plight of Students of Color at Predominantly White Institutions: A Critical Reader, edited by R.V. Robertson. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Sage, Rayna Amber, and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson. 2012. “Extending and Expanding Parenthood: Parental Support to Young Adult Children.” Sociology Compass 6(3):256–270.

Knight, Kyle W. and Eugene A. Rosa. 2012. “Household Dynamics and Fuelwood Consumption in Developing Countries: A Cross-National Analysis.” Population and Environment, 33(4):365-378.

Knight, Kyle W. and Benjamin L. Messer. 2012. “Environmental Concern in Cross-National Perspective: The Effects of Affluence, Environmental Degradation, and World Society.” Social Science Quarterly, 93(2):521-537.

Knight, Kyle W. and Eugene A. Rosa. 2012.  “The Environmental Efficiency of Well-Being: A Cross-National Analysis.” Social Science Research, 40:931-949.


Graduate Student Awards

Lengefeld, Michael 2014-2015 Foley Graduate Student Fellowship

Zhang, Hong 2014-2015 Foley Graduate Student Fellowship

Collazo, Jose 2014-2015 Burgess Brothers Memorial Scholarship

Astorino, Joseph A. 2012-2013 Yoder Fellowship 

Astorino, Joseph A. 2012-2013 Sociology Departmental Dissertation Research Grant

Kremer, Joseph. 2012-2013 DeMartini Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award. 

Sage, Rayna Amber. 2011-2012. Employment and Training Research Paper Program. U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. $16,000.

Anderson, Annika. Gordon D. and Izola P. Morgan Graduate Fellowship.

Thorp, Leah. WSU Global Case Competition, First Place.

Thorp, Leah. WSU Sociology Department Joseph R. DeMartini Travel Grant.

Fitzgerald, Ashley Colby. 2012 Susan and Sarah Dolan Memorial Scholarship.

Fitzgerald, Ashley Colby. 2012 Best First Year Award.


Graduate Student Presentations

Pacific Sociological Association

Hao, Feng. “Economic Affluence versus Ecological Degradation —An Empirical Study of Environmental Concern in Twenty-Five Provinces in China”. Presentation at the 2013 Annual Conference of Pacific Sociological Association.

Collazo, Jose. “The Impact of Tourism on Mexico and the State of Oaxaca: From
Displacement to Autonomy.”

Collazo, Jose. “Authors Meet Reviewers: Cultural Resistance in the 21st Century.”

Hao, Feng. “How to Choose Your Graduate program in the U.S.”

Hao, Feng. “Ecological Degradation and the Spatial Distribution of China`s
Environmental Movement Organizations.”

Harris, Elizabeth. “The Effects of Children’s Labor Force Participation on Segmented
Assimilation Pathways.”

Makino, Yusuke. "Relational Inequality in Organizations: A Study of Job Satisfaction for
White Workers."

Torcaso, Bekah. "Shadow Mobilization: An Analysis of Biotechnology and the
Alternative-Agriculture Movement."

Sage, Rayna. “When the Only Work is Women’s Work: Changing Rural Opportunities.”

Knight, Kyle W. “Environmental Space, International Equity, and the Environmental Efficiency of Well-Being: A Cross-National Panel Study.”

American Sociological Association

Frickel, Scott, Rebekah Torcasso and Annika Anderson. “The Organization of Expert Activism: Shadow Mobilization in Two Social Movements.”

Hao, Feng.“Economic Growth versus Environmental Quality—An Empirical Examination of Economy’s Impact on Environment at Global Level”. Presentation at the 2013 Annual Conference of American Sociological Association.

Fussell, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Harris. “Housing Loss and Recovery After Hurricane

Hao, Feng.“Ecological Degradation and the Spatial Distribution of China`s
Environmental Movement Organizations.”

Hao, Feng. “Rationality and Irrationality: Theoretical Examination on the Treadmill of

Trimble, Lindsey and Elizabeth Harris. “The Effect of Parental Status on Women and
Men’s Perceptions of Sex Discrimination at Work.”

Ilhan, Ali and Scott Frickel. "Persistence Among Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: a
Longitudinal Study."

Kremer, Joseph."The Gendered Nature of Environmental Crime.”

Edwards, Michelle. “An Approach to Science Education: A Lesser Known Contribution of George Herbert Mead.”

Knight, Kyle W. “The Ecological Footprint and Life Expectancy: A Cross-National Analysis of the Environmental Efficiency of Well-Being.”


Rural Sociological Society

Sage, Rayna and Jennifer Sherman. “There Are No Jobs Here”: Opportunity Structures, Moral Judgment, and Educational Trajectories in the Rural Northwest.

Other Academic Conferences

Kremer, Joseph.
2013. Washington State University Academic Showcase Poster Presentation.
2013. 1st Annual EARThS Conference (title of presentation:  Environmental Enforcement Equitability in Washington State, 2007-2011)

Astorino, Joseph A., Rebekah Torcasso, and Jessica Goldberger. 2013.  "The Influence of Social Networks, Environmental Consciousness, and Farm Structure on the Adoption of a Sustainable Agriculture Practice." Presented at Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society Conference, Michigan State University, June 20.

Knight, Kyle W., Eugene A. Rosa, and Juliet B. Schor. 2011. “Work Hours, Consumption, and Climate Change: A Cross-National Panel Analysis of OECD Countries, 1970-2007.” Presented at Capitalism on Trial: A Conference in Honor of Thomas E. Weisskopf. Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, October 1.  

Other Awards

Kremer, Joseph. 2013 Annual Sociology Grad Student Poster Competition, 2nd Place

















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