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I teach courses about gender, youth, education, social problems, and research methods, and I am the residential house professor for Allen House. My recent book Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success (The University of Chicago Press) explores how undergraduates' friendships help and hinder their success during and after college. In my new project, I investigate students' friendship networks at three types of institutions (a community college, a liberal arts college, and a research university) to better understand differences and similarities in how students make and keep friends as well as how their friendship networks help and hinder their academic and social success. Read my Washinton Post OpEd "Want to succeed in college? Spend more time playing video games with friends" or my NBC OpEd "How to hold on to the adult friends you value - and let go of those you don't," or listen to my interview on NPR's 1A "Why Female Friendships Matter."
Janice McCabe. 2016. Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. * * Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology, Journal of College Student Development and British Journal of Educational Studies. * * Honorable Mention for the Midwest Sociological Society’s 2018 Distinguished Book Award.
Janice McCabe. 2019. “The Corner, The Canopy, and the Iconic Ghetto: Q&A with Elijah Anderson.” Contexts 18(1):10-11. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1536504219830669
Janice McCabe. 2018. “Activism and the Academy: Q&A with Cornel West.” Contexts 17(3):10-11. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1536504218792520
Douglas Schrock, Janice McCabe, and Christian Vaccaro. 2018. “Narrative Manhood Acts: Batterer Intervention Program Graduates’ Tragic Relationships.” Symbolic Interaction 41(3):384-410. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/symb.340
“Friends with Academic Benefits: Tight-Knitters, Compartmentalizers, and Samplers.”
- University of New Hampshire, Department of Sociology, October 2018
- Temple University, Department of Sociology, January 2017
“Understanding Your Network of Friends.” Public Lecture to Kick Off “Friends” Series, Office of Health Promotion, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2017.
“Networks of Success: How Friendships Matter for College and Beyond.” Class Officers Weekend, Dartmouth College. September 2017.
“Friends and Microaggressions: How Friendship Networks Support Students.” Davidson College, October 2014, Davidson, North Carolina.
"Community in Student Friendships: Tight-knitters, Compartmentalizers, and Samplers." Part of OPAL and Student Assembly’s “Week in Community,” October 2013, Dartmouth College.
Keynote Speaker, Bowling Green State University Women’s Studies Research Symposium, March 2011, Bowling Green, Ohio.
Selected media coverage of my research:
GENDER ATTITUDE AND BELIEF INVENTORY (GABI):
Teaching Sociology podcast: : http://tso.sagepub.com/content/41/3/282/suppl/DC1
GENDER IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS:
San Francisco Chronicle: http://blog.sfgate.com/mmagowan/2011/05/16/new-study-reports-huge-gender-imbalance-in-kidlit/
Credit Suisse 2014 Youth Barometer: 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