Faculty Research

Below is a selection of our faculty's recent publications, working papers, and ongoing projects. You can see what else our faculty is up to on their individual Faculty Pages.

Faculty Forum: Professor Denise Anthony

Bonnie Barber

Faculty members share their insights on current events with Dartmouth Now in a question-and-answer series called Faculty Forum. This week, Professor Denise Anthony talks about the issues surrounding electronic medical records.

Denise Anthony is an associate professor and past chair in the department of Sociology. She is also research director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth, and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Health Policy Research at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Walton Study: Asian American Education Levels Affect Health

Bonnie Barber

If you are Asian American, could living in ethnic neighborhoods with other Asian Americans be better for your health? The answer is yes, according to Dartmouth Assistant Professor of Sociology Emily Walton, who recently published her findings in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Walton examined 256 neighborhoods in large metropolitan areas across the United States and found that Asian Americans living in predominantly Asian neighborhoods reported better health as the overall educational level of their neighbors increased. However, this correlation between individual health and neighborhood education levels did not exist for those living in non-Asian neighborhoods.

Stuck in the Middle (VPR)

Dartmouth’s Marc Dixon, an associate professor of sociology, is part of a VPR Vermont Edition in-depth discussion that explores the idea of how the middle class is defined in America.

“It’s a loose term,” Dixon tells VPR. “So often in popular usage we are just talking about a way of life. It is almost a standing category for mainstream mid-America life that might include owning a home, having a more or less stable job, and if you didn’t go to college, you certainly have the aspirations of sending your kids there. It’s become a catch-all category in that way.”

Listen to the story, broadcast 11/5/12 on VPR’s Vermont Edition.

Marc Dixon Honored with Faculty Award

Keith Chapman

Ten faculty members have been recognized for exceptional achievement in scholarship, teaching, and mentoring for 2012. Among the winners was Marc Dixon, associate professor of sociology. The awards are announced annually by the Office of the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

“The accomplishments of these professors, as teachers and as scholars, are inspiring to students and faculty alike,” says Michael Mastanduno, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “I am proud to call them my colleagues.”

Marc Dixon, associate professor of sociology

The John M. Manley Huntington Award for Newly Tenured Faculty, in recognition of outstanding merit