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Angie Henderson

Angie Henderson


Department of Sociology
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2195
Cand 2016
Office Hours
Tues 12-1 pm, Thurs 8-9:30 am or by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Sociology
Campus Box 142
Greeley, CO 80639


Ph.D. in Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

B.A. in Media Studies and Sociology, University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

Publications/Creative Works


Allen, K. R., & Henderson, A. C. (in press). Family Theories: Foundations & Applications. Malden, MA: Wiley.

Book Reviews:

Henderson, A.C. 2013. The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury. Social Science Journal, volume 50 (2), 274-275.

Book Chapters:

Allen, Katherine, Angie Henderson and Michelle Murray. 2019. “Theoretical Approaches to Grandparenting.”  In Grandparenting: Influences on the dynamics of family relationships. (Bert Hayslip, Jr. & Christine A. Fruhauf).  New York, NY: Springer.

 Angie Henderson, Christine Ingoldsby & Mark Shuey.  2017. “The Hierarchy Within Women’s Sports: NARPs, No-Bow Lesbos and Horizontal Violence.”  in Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles.  Adrienne Milner & Jomills Henry Braddock II.  ABC-CLIO Publishers.

Henderson, A.C.  2013.  “Defining Caregiving Relationships: Using Intergenerational Ambivalence Theory to Explain Burden Among Racial and Ethnic Groups” in More Than Blood: Today’s Reality and Tomorrow’s Vision of Family.  Sherilyn Marrow & Dennis A.V. Leoutsakas.  Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Juried Manuscripts:

Allen, Katherine R. & Angie Henderson. 2018. Writing a Family Theories Textbook: A Pedagogical Praxis.  Invited Commentary, Journal of Family Theory & Review. DOI: 10.1111/jftr.12292

 Guyer, Lauren & Angie Henderson. 2019. Human Trafficking & Sporting Events.  In Global Crime: An Encyclopedia of Cyber Theft, Drug Smuggling, Human Trafficking, Weapon Sales, and Other Illegal Activities.  Edited by Philip Reichel.

 Angie Henderson, Sandra Harmon & Harmony Newman. 2016. The Price Mothers Pay, Even When They Are Not Buying It: Mental Health Consequences of Idealized Motherhood. Sex Roles: An International Journal of Research, 74: 512-526. doi:10.1007/s11199-015-0534-5

Murdock, Jennifer, Molly Strear, Michael Jenkins-Guarnieri, and Henderson, A. C. 2014. Collegiate Athletes and Career Identity. Sport, Education and Society, DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2014.924920

Newman, Harmony D. and Angie C.Henderson.  2014. "The Modern Mystique: Organizational Enforcement of Hegemonic Motherhood" Sociological Inquiry,84(3), 472-491.

Henderson, A. C. and Jennifer Murdock.  2012. "Getting Students Beyond Ideologies: Using Heterosexist Guided Imagery in the Classroom." Innovations in Higher Education, volume 37, number 3.

Honors and Awards


Dr. Angie Henderson started as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UNCO in 2007. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, 4 book chapters, and two co-authored textbooks. Dr. Henderson regularly teaches courses on social theory, sociological practice, sex trafficking and global perspectives of prostitution at the University of Northern Colorado. As part of her research, she has interviewed over 100 survivors of sexual exploitation and gathered data on sex buyers at both diversion programs and at point of arrest. She has most recently presented results of this work at the United Nations’ Commission on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice in Vienna, Austria in May 2023. In her spare time, Angie loves reading, hiking, boating, bird watching, and going to the theater and music concerts. She is married to her partner Shaun and has three hilarious, smart kiddos: Owen, Cameron and Cora.

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