Harmony Newman

Assistant ProfessorHarmony Newman

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Phone: 970-351-2271

E-Mail: harmony.newman@unco.edu

Office: Candelaria 2040

Harmony Newman is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Newman received her PhD in Sociology from Vanderbilt University in 2010. Upon graduation, she taught at Tulane University and the University of New Orleans prior to coming to the University of Northern Colorado in 2013. She is an instructor for the Gender Studies department as well as in Sociology.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Intro to Sociological Practice
  • Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology of Health & Illness
  • Self and Modern Society
  • Masculinities
  • Qualitative Methods

RESEARCH AREAS/INTERESTS

  • Health and Illness
  • Social Movements
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Women's and Gender Studies

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed

    • Newman, Harmony and Angela Henderson. "The Modern Mystique: Institutional Mediation of Hegemonic Motherhood." Sociological Inquiry 2014. 84(3): 472-491.
    • Newman, Harmony and Laura Carpenter. "Embodied Activism without Bodies? Analysis of Embodiment in the Breastfeeding and Male Circumcision Movements." Sociology of Health and Illness 2014. 36(5):639-654.
    • Newman, Harmony D. and Emily Tanner-Smith. "Married Persons' Subjective Class Identification: The Role of Individual Gender Ideologies from 1972 to 2002." Gender Issues 25(2):114-140 (2008)
    • McCammon, Holly, Soma Chaudhuri, Lyndi Hewitt, Courtney Sanders Muse, Harmony D. Newman, Carrie Lee Smith, and Teresa M. Terrell. "Becoming Full Citizens: The U.S. Women's Jury Rights Campaigns, the Pace of Reform, and Strategic Adaptations." American Journal of Sociology 113(4): 1104-1147 (2008)
    • McCammon, Holly, Courtney Sanders Muse, Harmony D. Newman, and Teresa A. Terrell. "Movement Framing and Discursive Opportunity Structures: The Political Successes of the U.S. Women's Jury Movements." American Sociological Review 72(5):725-749 (2007)

Book Reviews

  • Newman, Harmony D. Review of Opting Out: Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home, by Pamela Stone. University of California Press (2007), In Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal 38(4):514-516 (2011)

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Newman, Harmony D. Instructor's PowerPoints to Accompany Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials, 9th Edition by Diana Kendall. Cengage (2012)
  • Newman, Harmony D. Instructor's PowerPoints to Accompany Sociology: Pop Culture to Social Structure, 3rd Edition by Robert Brym and John Lie. Cengage (2012)
  • Packard, Joshua and Harmony D. Newman. Instructor's Resource Manual to Accompany Social Problems: Readings with Four Questions, 4th Edition, by Joel Charon and Lee Vigilant. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth (2011)

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Newman, Harmony "Cultural Context and Frame Variation in the Breastfeeding Movement: U.S. and Canadian Strategies." Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA (2014)
  • Henderson, Angela and Harmony Newman. "Fellow Moms are Ruthless: A Foucauldian Analysis of Modern Motherhood." Making Motherhood Visable Conference, New York, NY (2014)
  • Newman, Harmony D. and Laura Carpenter. "Embodied Activism without Bodies? Analysis of Embodiment in the Breastfeeding and Male Circumcision Movements." American Sociological Association, Denver, CO (accepted) (2012)
  • Newman, Harmony D. "International Comparison of Breastfeeding Framing Strategies." Southern Sociological Society. Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA (2009)
  • Newman, Harmony D. "Medicalized Motherhood and the Breastfeeding Experience." Sociologists for Women in Society. Annual Winter Meeting. Savannah, GA (2009)
  • Newman, Harmony D. "Institutional Constructions of Risk: An Analysis of Breastfeeding Discourses." Sociologists for Women in Society. Annual Summer Meeting. New York, NY. (2007)
  • Newman, Harmony D. and Emily E. Tanner-Smith. "Married Persons' Methods of Status-Evaluation: The Role of Individual Gender Ideologies." American Sociological Association. Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada (2006)
  • Steinburg, Ronnie J. and Harmony D. Newman. "The Body of Work in Bodywork: The Undervaluing of the New Exercise Professional." Society for the Study of Social Problems. Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (2006)
  • Newman, Harmony D. "Modern Mystique: An Ethnographic Examination of Support Groups for Stay-At-Home Mothers." Southern Sociological Society. Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC. (2005)
  • Newman, Harmony D. "To Escape or Endure Adolescent Pregnancy: The use of Ethnography when Researching Adolescents." American Sociological Association. Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA (2003)
  • Newman, Harmony D. "To Escape or Endure Adolescent Pregnancy: The Impact of Agency on Sexual Decision-Making." Souther Sociological Society. Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA (2003)
  • Newman, Harmony D. "To Escape or Endure Adolescent Pregnancy: The Impact of Agency on Sexual Decision-Making." Centenary College Social Research Forum. Shreveport, LA (2003)

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

  • ASA/SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award, $500 (2012)
  • Social Science Dissertation Fellowship, Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies and College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University, $20,000 (2009)
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies, $5,000 (2009)
  • Canadian Studies Research Grant, Vanderbilt University, $500 (2008)
  • Pedagogy Fellowship, Center for Ethics, Vanderbilt University, $500 (2008)
  • Dissertation Enhancement Grant, Graduate School, Vanderbilt University, $2,000 (2007)
  • Center for Ethics Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, $1,200 (2007)
  • Marion T. Loftin Graduate Research Awards, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University, $850 (2004-2007)
  • Travel Grant to Sociology conference, Graduate School, Vanderbilt University, $500/conference, $2,500 total (2004-2009)

PROFESSIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

  • Third Reader for Undergraduate Honors Thesis, "American Prisons: The Consequences of the Loss of the Precedent of Rehabilitation in Punishment," Department of Political Science, Tulane University (2012)
  • Invited Panelist, Vanderbilt University Grant and Fellowship Workshop (2008)
  • Book Review Editor: Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal (2009)
  • Assistant Editor: Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal (2008)
  • Committee Member: Undergraduate Program Committee, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University (2007)
  • Committee Member: Speakers Committee, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University (2006)
  • Committee Member: Renovations Committee, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University (2005)
  • Secretary: Sociology Graduate Student Association, Department of Sociology, Vander

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

  • Third Reader for Undergraduate Honors Thesis, "American Prisons: The Consequences of the Loss of the Precedent of Rehabilitation in Punishment," Department of Political Science, Tulane University (2012)
  • Invited Panelist, Vanderbilt University Grant and Fellowship Workshop (2008)
  • Book Review Editor: Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal (2009)
  • Assistant Editor: Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal (2008)
  • Committee Member: Undergraduate Program Committee, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University (2007)
  • Committee Member: Speakers Committee, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University (2006)
  • Committee Member: Renovations Committee, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University (2005)
  • Secretary: Sociology Graduate Student Association, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University (2005)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • RSCW Award, UNCO (2014)
  • ASA/Sage Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award (2012)
  • Honorable Mention for the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section Outstanding Paper Award; American Sociological Association (2009)
  • Finalist for the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section Outstanding Paper Award; American Sociological Association (2008)
  • Marion T. Loftin Graduate Research Award, awarded to best graduate research paper in sociology; Vanderbilt University (2006)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION PARTICIPATION

  • Award Selection Committee - ASA/SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award (2013)
  • American Sociological Association (2002 - present)
  • Sociologists for Women in Society (2010 - present)
  • Southern Sociological Society (2002 - present)
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems (2003 - present)

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