Janice McCabe

Sociology Professor is Chosen to Serve as the Allen House Professor

Dartmouth’s house communities were launched last year to increase students’ sense of continuity in their residential experience, provide more opportunities for them to interact with faculty and staff beyond the classroom, and build community. First-year students are assigned to one of six communities when they matriculate, and remain affiliated with that community throughout their undergraduate careers. Six professors, plus a seventh for the Living Learning communities, live in single-family homes near the student residences. Allen House includes Gile, Streeter, and Lord residence halls. Read the full story here.

Sociology Class Hears from Labor Rights Activist (Valley News)

Kalpona Akter, who started stitching at age 12 for $6 a month in a Bangladesh sweat shop, is now, at 40, a global activist for reform in her nation’s garment industry. She related her life trajectory in a series of sometimes emotional talks to Dartmouth College students, faculty and the public.  Read the full story here.

"Friends with Academic Benefits"

College students’ friendship networks are associated with specific social and academic benefits, and their friends are both resources and liabilities in academic achievement. Read the full article about this in the American Sociological Association's Contexts journal here, found in the "Features" section of the Table of Contents, or here as an separate pdf.

"The Sociological Argument for Breaking Up with Bad Friends"

When we talk about break ups, most people think of romantic couples. But friendships are some of the most important relationships in our lives—and just as good friends provide support and give life meaning, toxic friendships can make you physically and mentally ill.  Read the full story here.

Rockefeller Center conducts a manuscript review for Janice McCabe

On February 2nd, faculty and staff members from Dartmouth and beyond gathered at the Rockefeller Center to discuss the current research of Janice M. McCabe, an Assistant Professor of Sociology whose area of expertise includes gender, education, and youth studies. With a focus in research that investigates youth culture and social networks, Janice McCabe recently completed a manuscript tentatively titled, "Friends with Academic Benefits: Networks Matter During and After College." Andrew Samwick, Professor of Economics and Director of the Rockefeller Center, facilitated the three-hour discussion, which intended to offer constructive criticism of the manuscript at the pre-publication stage.  Read the full story.

Credit Suisse Youth Barometer 2014

Since 2010, Credit Suisse has sponsored an annual survey offering insight into the values and aspirations of young people in Switzerland, Brazil, Singapore and the United States. Assistant Professor Janice McCabe shares her take on Credit Suisse’s Youth Barometer 2014 survey results in the US in an interview with Alice Bordoloi:

https://www.credit-suisse.com/us/en/about-us/corporate-responsibility/news/barometer/youth-barometer.article.html/article/pwp/news-and-expertise/2014/10/en/it-is-not-easy-to-escape.html

 

"Gender in Twentieth-Century Children's Books"

Assistant Professor Janice McCabe co-authored a paper on gender representations in children’s books. It was recently featured in Contexts magazine in an article on female leadership in the Hunger Games. The paper analyzed nearly 6,000 children’s books and found that males are represented nearly twice as often as females in titles and more than one-and-a-half times as often as females as central characters.

The Contexts article can be read here.

The paper, “Gender in Twentieth-Century Children’s Books,” can be read here.