Kimberly B. Rogers

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Kimberly's research explores how macro-social inequalities may be either reproduced or overturned through behavior and emotion dynamics in interactions and small groups. Her recent work uses Bayesian methods to build mathematical models of impression formation, which account for variation and fluctuation in identity meanings during social interaction. This line of research shows how stable interaction patterns can emerge from uncertain perceptions of identities, and explores the potential for gradual meaning change through social experience. Kimberly's other publications examine behavioral and emotional responses to stereotyped groups and unfair reward distributions, evaluate the degree of consensus in identity sentiments within and between cultures, consider emotions as both symptoms and sources of inequality, and theorize emotions as products of interdependent cultural, relational, situational, and biological processes.

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HB 6104
Quantitative Social Science
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 2003
M.A., Wake Forest University (Psychology), 2005
M.A., Duke University (Sociology), 2008
Ph.D., Duke University (Sociology), 2013

Selected Publications

Morgan, Jonathan H., Kimberly B. Rogers, and Mao Hu. 2016. “Distinguishing Normative Processes from Noise: A Comparison of Four Approaches to Modeling Impressions of Social Events.” Social Psychology Quarterly 79: 311-32.

Schröder, Tobias, Jesse Hoey, and Kimberly B. Rogers. 2016. “Modeling Dynamic Identities and Uncertainty in Social Interactions: Bayesian Affect Control Theory.” American Sociological Review 81: 828-55.

- Received the 2017 Outstanding Article Publication Award from the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

Clay-Warner, Jody, Dawn T. Robinson, Lynn Smith-Lovin, Kimberly B. Rogers, and Katie R. James. 2016. “Justice Standard Determines Emotional Responses to Over-Reward.” Social Psychology Quarterly 79: 44-67.

Rogers, Kimberly B. 2015. “Expectation States, Social Influence, and Affect Control: Opinion and Sentiment Change through Social Interaction.” Advances in Group Processes 32: 65-98.

Foy, Steven, Robert E. Freeland, Andrew Miles, Kimberly B. Rogers, and Lynn Smith-Lovin. 2014. “Emotions and Affect.” In Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality, edited by J. D. McLeod, E. J. Lawler and M. L. Schwalbe. New York, NY: Springer.

Rogers, Kimberly B., Tobias Schröder, and Christian von Scheve. 2014. “Dissecting the Sociality of Emotion: A Multi-Level Approach.” Emotion Review 6: 124-33.

Rogers, Kimberly B. and Dawn T. Robinson. 2014. “Measuring Emotions.” In Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions, Volume II, edited by J. E. Stets and J. H. Turner. New York, NY: Springer.

Rogers, Kimberly B., Tobias Schröder, and Wolfgang Scholl. 2013. “The Affective Structure of Stereotype Content: Behavior and Emotion in Intergroup Context.” Social Psychology Quarterly 76: 125-50.

Schröder, Tobias, Kimberly B. Rogers, Julija Mell, Shuuichiro Ike, and Wolfgang Scholl. 2013. “Affective Meanings of Social Groups in Cross-Cultural Comparison.” Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 16: 717-33.

Rogers, Kimberly B. and Lynn Smith-Lovin. 2012. “Action, Interaction, and Groups.” Pp. 121-38 in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology, edited by G. Ritzer. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing.

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Speaking Engagements

Organizer/co-organizer for two upcoming conferences at Dartmouth:
Modeling Social Interactions: New Directions in Affect Control Theory - June 22-24
Interacting Across Difference: Building Community Amid Demographic Change - Sept 22-23

Works in Progress

Kriegel, Darys J., Jesse K. Clark, Robert Freeland, David R. Heise, Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Dawn T. Robinson, Kimberly B. Rogers, and Lynn Smith-Lovin. "A Multi-Level Investigation of Arabic-Language Impression Change." Under review.

Rogers, Kimberly B. “Sources of Consensus and Variegation in Cultural Affective Meanings.” Under review. 

Rogers, Kimberly B. "Privilege and Social Action." In preparation.

Rogers, Kimberly B. “A Multi-Level Analysis of Impressions from Events.” In preparation.

Announcements and Press

Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities. March 29, 2017. "Winners of Round Four of the T-AP Digging into Data Challenge."

The Dartmouth. January 27, 2017. "New York Times Reports on Inequality at College."

The Dartmouth. October 6, 2016. "Sociology Prof Kimberly Rogers Talks Her Research and Teaching." 

Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning. June 28, 2016. "Round Three Gateway Courses."

Office of the Provost, Dartmouth College. April 6, 2016. "Seed Funding: 2016 Funded Projects." 

Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Dartmouth College. March 22, 2016. "2016 CompX Winners."