Title: Associate Professor
Department: Behavioral Sciences
College: Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences
Building: Porter Hall Room: 211C
Phone: (219) 989-8145
Emory University – Ph. D. Sociology, 2006
Northwestern University – B.A. Sociology, 1999
- Introduction to Sociology (SOC10000)
- Social Problems (SOC22000)
- Social Psychology of Marriage (SOC35000)
- Social Stratification (SOC41100)
- Gender Roles in Modern Society (SOC45000)
- Advanced Family Studies (CDFS60200)
Recent Publications (2013 – 2017):
- Sweeney, Kathryn A. and Rachel Pollack. (In Press) “Colorblind Individualism and Color Consciousness: Representations of Adoptee Best Interest in Newspaper Coverage of the Baby Veronica Case” The Sociological Quarterly. Published online before print June 2017: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/cqwItemNJwziRDzyzQfc/full
- Love, Heather, Lorna Hecker, David Nalbone, and Kathryn A. Sweeney. (In Press) “Suicidal Ideation Following Termination of Romantic Relationships” Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.
- Sweeney, Kathryn A. (2017) “How White Parents of Black and Multiracial Transracially Adopted Children Approach Racial Exposure and Neighborhood Choice.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 3, 2: 236-252. Published online before print, August 2, 2016: doi:10.1177/2332649216661851
- Sweeney, Kathryn A. (2016) “Cultural Naming Practices in Children’s Literature on Adoption.” Children’s Geographies, 14, 5: 497-512. Published online before in print 2015: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14733285.2015.1121538#.VqaE0SorLWI
- Jackson, O. Regine, Sweeney, Kathryn A., and Adria Welcher. (2014). “It Just Happens: Colorblind Ideology and Undergraduate Explanations for Lack of Interaction Across Race Lines.” Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 9, 3: 191-208.
- Jerome, Kelly and Sweeney, Kathryn A. (2014). “Birth Parent Portrayals in Children’s Adoption Literature,” Family Issues, 35, 5: 677-704.
- Sweeney, Kathryn A. (2013). “Race-Conscious Adoption Choices, Multiraciality, and Colorblind Racial Ideology.” Family Relations, 62, 1: 42-57.
- Soloski, K., Pavkov, T., Sweeney, K., and Wetchler, J. (2013). “The Social Construction of Love Through Intergenerational Processes,” Contemporary Family Therapy, 35, 1: 773-792.
- Sweeney, Kathryn A. and Aldridge, Delores P. (2013). “Blocked Opportunities and Gendered Power: Inability to Attain Preferred Gender Roles.” Pages 29-48 in Notions of Family: Intersectional Perspectives, Co-edited by Marla H. Kohlman, Dana B. Krieg, and Bette.J. Dickerson. Emerald Press.