Department of Sociology

Graduate Students

Valerie Adrian

 

Areas of Interest

Labor Markets, Family, Inequality, Gender, Media

Education

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 2010
M.A., Washington State University, 2013


Current and/or Anticipated Research

For my dissertation, I will be looking at how college graduates search for career-track jobs. I am interested in understanding what networks people use during the job search, and what assistance parents give their children. I am also interested in learning whether parents are activating their own networks to help their children find jobs.

Recent Publications

Adrian, Valerie, and Stephanie Coontz. "The Long-Range Impact of the Recession on Families." Council on Contemporary Families Website. 16 Aug. 2010. 

Adrian, Valerie. "A Mother’s Day Gift that Makes a Real Difference." In Families as They Really Are, 272-73. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2009.


Presentations

"From Blackboards to Blog Posts: Lessons Learned Through Assigning Student-Directed Blogs and Videos.” Pacific Sociological Association Conference, Portland, OR, March 2014- Forthcoming. 


“From Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner to Amreeka: Hollywood’s Perspective on Race and Masculinity.” Pacific Sociological Association Conference, Seattle, WA, April 2011. 


“Brother, Can You Spare Me a Foreclosure? A Look into the Long-Term Effects of the Great Recession.” Pacific Sociological Association Conference, April 2011.



 

 

Valerie Adrian

Contact Valerie

Office: Wilson-Short ??
Phone: (509) 335-4595 (msgs)
Email: valerie.adrian@wsu.edu

 

Curriculum Vitae

 


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