Laurel Davis-Delano
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1992
  • Master of Arts, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1984

Research Interests

  • Race, gender, and sexual orientation
  • Inequality, media, sport, and social movements

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • Poverty and Wealth: Class in Society
  • Media and Society

Certifications and Memberships

  • Reviewed more than 100 submissions to academic journals, 1992-present.
  • Organized sessions at academic conferences, 1992-present.
  • Organized Scholars of Stereotypes of Native Americans in Sport to sign a legal brief, 2016.
  • Co-authored resolution passed by the American Sociological Association calling for elimination of Native American mascots, 2007.
  • Campus Service Includes: Curriculum Committees, Diversity Committees, Gender and Sexual Alliance, and Safe Zone Committee, 1992-present.

Selected Works

Presentations

  • Davis-Delano, L. R., & Morgan, E. M. (2015, August). Exploring gender differences in heterosexual marking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Chicago, IL.
  • Davis-Delano, L. R., & Pollock, A. (2008, November). Apologetic behavior among female athletes: A new questionnaire and initial results. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Davis-Delano, L. R., & Crosset, T. (2008, August). Using social movement theory to study outcomes in sport-related social movements. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Davis, L. R. (2001, August). Racial diversity in higher education: The connection to climate and competence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Anaheim, CA.
  • Davis-Delano, L. R., & Morgan, E. M. (2016, March).  Bisexuality obscured: Dichotomous and antonymous cultural conceptions of sexual orientation revealed and reinforced by heterosexual marking. Paper presented at the conference of the Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA.

Publications

  • Davis-Delano, L. R., & Morgan, E. M. (2016). Heterosexual identity management: How social context affects heterosexual marking practices. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 16(4), 299-318.
  • Morgan, E. M., & Davis-Delano, L. R. (2016). How public displays of heterosexual identity reflect and reinforce gender stereotypes, gender differences, and gender inequality. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 75(5), 257-271.
  • Morgan, E. M., & Davis-Delano, L. R. (2016). Heterosexual marking and binary cultural conceptions of sexual orientation. Journal of Bisexuality, 16(2), 125-143.
  • Davis-Delano, L. R., & Gillard, A. (2015). Summer camp as context for girls’ and women’s same-sex attractions and relationships. Leisure/Loisir, 39(1), 1-36.
  • Davis-Delano, L. R. (2014). Characteristics of activities that affect the development of women’s same-sex relationships, Journal of Homosexuality, 61(10), 1355-1377.
  • Davis-Delano, L. R., Pollock, A., & Vose, J. (2009). Apologetic behavior among female athletes: A new questionnaire and initial results, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 44(2-3), 131-150.
  • Davis-Delano, L. R., & Crosset, T. (2008). Using social movement theory to study outcomes in sport-related social movements. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 43(2), 115-134.
  • Davis-Delano, L. R. (2007). Eliminating Native American mascots: Ingredients for success. Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 31(4), 340-373.
  • Davis, L. R. (2002). Racial diversity in higher education: Ingredients for success and failure. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 38(2), 137-155.
  • Davis, L. R. (2002). The problems with Native American mascots. Multicultural Education, 9(4), 11-15.
  • Davis, L. R., & Harris, O. (1998). Race and ethnicity in U.S. sports media. In L. A. Wenner (Ed.), MediaSport (pp. 154-169), New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Davis, L. R. (1997). The swimsuit issue and sport: Hegemonic masculinity in “Sports Illustrated.” Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
  • Davis, L. R. (1993). Protest against the use of Native American mascots: A challenge to traditional American identity.  Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 17(1), 9-22.
  • Davis, L. R. (1990). Male cheerleaders and the naturalization of gender. In M. A. Messner and D. Sabo (Eds.), Sport, men and the gender order (pp. 153-161), Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Davis, L. R. (1990). Racism and the articulation of difference: White preoccupation with the question of racially-linked genetic differences among athletes. Sociology of Sport Journal, 7(2), 179-187.

Spring 2017 Laurels Submissions

  • Laurel Davis-Delano, PhD, professor of sociology, published a review of the book Redskins: Insult and Brand by C. R. King in Journal of Sport and Social Issues in March 2017.
  • Laurel Davis-Delano, PhD, professor of sociology, and Elizabeth Morgan, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, co-authored “Heterosexual identity management: How social context affects heterosexual marking practices” in Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research in October 2016.

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