Professor Lauren Dundes

Professor Lauren Dundes illustration

CONTACT:

Email: ldundes@mcdaniel.edu
Phone: (410) 857-2534
Office: Lewis Recitation Hall, Room 228

Education: BA Human Biology (Stanford University), MHS, Sc.D. (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health).

RESEARCH INTERESTS INCLUDE:

  • Race and gender intersectionality
  • Racial and ethnic stereotypes
  • Hypermasculinity
  • Gender roles
  • Assimilation
  • Cultural factors in health care

COURSES:

Introductory Sociology, Capstone (research course, that includes guiding students in their creation of a professional research poster), Criminology, and Medical Sociology.

EXAMPLES OF RESEARCH ACTIVITY

Exemplar Research Collaborations with Students

Drawing on her background as an Cameroonian who grew up in the US, Ashly used survey and interview data to study African and African American ethnicity.

  • 2018. Brewer, Sierra and Lauren Dundes. Concerned, meet terrified: Intersectional feminism and the Women's March. Women's Studies International Forum 69, pp. 49-55.

Sierra collected and analyzed interview data that showed how a sample of young African American women felt marginalized by the agenda at the 2017 Women’s March.

Kristyn Rohrer studied the Amish exemption to ObamaCare based on her interviews of members of the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

  • Kallon, Isata, and Lauren Dundes. The Cultural Context of the Sierra Leonean Mende Woman as Patient. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 2010, 21(3): 228-236.

Isata interviewed Sierra Leonean immigrants who had experienced culturally-based difficulties when using the US health care system.

  • Dundes, Lauren, Eunice Cho, and Spencer Kwak. The duty to succeed: Honor versus happiness in college and career choices of East Asian students in the United States. Pastoral Care in Education, 2009, 27(2): 135-156.

Students Eunice Cho and Spencer Kwak examined cultural differences in parental expectations and priorities in their children’s education and careers.

  • Magnuson, Melissa Joy, and Lauren Dundes. Gender differences in “social portraits” reflected in MySpace profiles. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 2008, 11(2): 239-241.

This paper built on Melissa’s senior capstone research that examined gender differences in the online presentation of self.

  • Smith, Melanie K., and Lauren Dundes. The implications of gender stereotypes for the dentist-patient relationship. Journal of Dental Education, 2008, 72(5): 562-570.

Melanie, who went on to dental school, assessed whether traditionally based gender stereotypes are applied to dentists in order to elucidate patient expectations related to the clinician-patient relationship.

  • Vivian, Carrie, and Lauren Dundes. The crossroads of culture and health among the Roma (Gypsies). Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2004,36(1): 86-91.

Carrie talked to health care practitioners about their experiences in treating Roma patients.

  • Rajapaksa, Sushama, and Lauren Dundes. It's a long way home: International student adjustment to living in the United States. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2002, 4(1): 15-28.

Sushama gathered survey data from international students about homesickness. This paper has been cited by other scholars over 200 times.

Collaborations with colleagues include:

Harlow, Roxanna, and Lauren Dundes. "“United” we stand: Responses to the September 11 attacks in black and white. Sociological Perspectives, 2004, 47(4): 439-464.

Dundes, Lauren, and Bill Spence. If Ida known: The speaker versus the speech in judging black dialect. Teaching Sociology, 2007, 35(1): 85-93.

Smith, Richard M., and Lauren Dundes. Reticent on race: Promoting constructive discussions about race in a college classroom. Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice, 2016, 1(3): 2. http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1010&context=rpj 

Analysis of Disney movies:

Dundes, Lauren, and Alan Dundes. The trident and the fork: Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ as a male construction of an Electral fantasy. Psychoanalytic Studies, 2000, 2(2): 117-130.

Dundes, Lauren. Disney’s modern heroine Pocahontas: revealing age-old gender stereotypes and role discontinuity under a façade of liberation."The Social Science Journal, 2001, 38(3): 353-365.

Dundes, Lauren, and Alan Dundes. Young hero Simba defeats old villain Scar: Oedipus wrecks the Lyin’ King." The Social Science Journal, 2006, 43(3): 479-485.

Dundes, Lauren, and Madeline Streiff. Reel royal diversity? The glass ceiling in Disney’s Mulan and Princess and the Frog. Societies, 2016, 6(4): 35. http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4698/6/4/35/htm

Streiff, Madeline, and Lauren Dundes. Frozen in Time: How Disney Gender-Stereotypes Its Most Powerful Princess. Social Sciences, 2017, 6(2): 38. http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/6/2/38/htm

Streiff, Madeline, and Lauren Dundes. From Shapeshifter to Lava Monster: Gender Stereotypes in Disney’s Moana. Social Sciences 6, no. 3 (2017): 91. http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/6/3/91/htm

Publications:

Student co-authors are underlined.

  1. Adam Reid and Lauren Dundes. Bystander Programs: Accommodating or Derailing Sexism? Behavioral Sciences, 2017, 7(4), 65; doi:10.3390/bs7040065. http://www.mdpi.com/2076-328X/7/4/65/htm
  1. Madeline Streiff and Lauren Dundes. From Shapeshifter to Lava Monster: Gender Stereotypes in Disney’s Moana."Social Sciences 6(3): 91. http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/6/3/91/htm
  1. Madeline Streiff and Lauren Dundes. Frozen in Time: How Disney Gender-Stereotypes its Most Powerful Princess. Social Sciences. 6:2: 38. http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/6/2/38/htm
  1. Shandria Robertson and Lauren Dundes. Anger Matters: Black Female Student Alienation at Predominantly White Institutions. The Race and Pedagogy Journal. Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice 2, 3. http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1020&context=rpj
  1. Lauren Dundes and Madeline Streiff. Reel Royal Diversity? The Glass Ceiling in Disney’s Mulan and Princess and the Frog. Societies 2016, 6(4), 35; doi:10.3390/soc6040035. http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4698/6/4/35.
  1. Kristyn Rohrer and Lauren Dundes. Sharing the Load: Amish Healthcare Financing. Healthcare 2016, 4(4), 92; doi:10.3390/healthcare4040092. http://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/4/4/92.
  1. Richard M. Smith and Lauren Dundes. Reticent on Race: Promoting Constructive Discussions about Race in a College Classroom. The Race and Pedagogy Journal.

1(3). http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/rpj/vol1/iss3/2/

  1. Antonia Francis and Lauren Dundes. Inking and Thinking: Honors Students and Tattoos. College Student Journal, 50(2), 219-223.
  1. Christina Marlow and Lauren Dundes. Humane Executions? Assessing the Role of Families in Capital Cases. Illness, Crisis and Loss, 18(1), 37-47.
  1. Isata Kallon and Lauren Dundes. The Cultural Context of the Sierra Leonean Mende Woman as Patient. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 21(3), 228-336.
  1. Lauren Dundes, Eunice Cho, and Spencer Kwak. The Duty to Succeed: Honor versus Happiness in College and Career Choices of East Asian Students in the United States. Pastoral Care in Education, 27(2), 135-156.
  1. Lauren Dundes, Anna Kulow and Debra Lemke. Energy Conservation Strategies among American College Students. Energy Efficiency, 2(3), 233-241.
  1. Brittany Wells and Lauren Dundes. Pre-emptive Laxatives: A College Campus Urban Legend. Agro Food Industry hi-tech, 20(1), 31-33.
  2. Fleshing out the role of skipping breakfast in weight control. Agro Food Industry hi-tech. 19(5), 26-27.
  3. Tamiko Swann and Lauren Dundes. Food Safety in Fast Food Restaurants: A Case Study of One College Student’s Observations. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism, 7(2), 153-161.
  1. Rachel Bryant and Lauren Dundes. Fast food perceptions: A pilot study of college students in Spain and the United States. Appetite, 51(2), 327-330.
  1. Melanie K. Smith and Lauren Dundes. The Implications of Gender Stereotypes for the Dentist-Patient Relationship. Journal of Dental Education, 2008 72(5), 562-570.
  1. Melissa Magnuson and Lauren Dundes. Gender Differences in Social Portraits Reflected in MySpace Profiles. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 11(2), 239-241.
  1. Diane Witte and Lauren Dundes Prescription for Error: Process Defects in a Community Retail Pharmacy. Journal of Patient Safety, 3(4), 190-4.
  2. Jill Hoffman, Lauren Dundes and Debra Lemke. Reflections of the self: comparing pressures on men and women to lose weight. Agro Food Industry hi-tech, 18(1), 38-39.
  3. Lauren Dundes and Bill Spence. If Ida Known . . . The Speaker versus the Speech in Judging Black Dialect. Teaching Sociology, 35(1), 85-93.
  1. Sushama Rajapaksa and Lauren Dundes. Can Humanitarianism Instill Good Will? American Tsunami Aid and Sri Lankan Reactions International Studies Perspectives, 7(3), 231-238.
  1. Lauren Dundes and Jeff Marx. Balancing work and academics in college: Why do students working 10 to 19 hours per week excel? Journal of College Student Retention, 8(1), 107-120.
  1. Lauren Dundes and Alan Dundes. Young Hero Simba defeats Old Villain Scar: Oedipus Wrecks the Lyin’ King. The Social Science Journal. 43(3): 479-485.
  1. Nelson Stydinger and Lauren Dundes. Over the Hill? A Nontraditional Undergraduate Student’s Uphill Battle. College Quarterly 9(2). http://www.collegequarterly.ca/2006-vol09-num02-spring/stydinger_dundes.html.
  1. Diane Witte and Lauren Dundes. Respect Yourself in the Morning: An Analysis of Kellogg’s Trademark Phrase. Nutrition Today, 40(6), 278-9.
  1. Lauren Dundes and Debra Lemke. Gender Differences in Weight Preoccupation and Management among College Students. Journal of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, 69(3), 52-67.
  1. Rachel Bryant and Lauren Dundes. Portion Distortion: Comparing Serving Sizes to Portion Sizes among College Students. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 39(2), 399-408.
  1. Lauren Dundes and Roxanna Harlow. Illustrating the Nature of Social Inequality with the Simulation Star Power. Teaching Sociology, 33(1), 32-43.
  1. Roxanna Harlow and Lauren Dundes. “United” We Stand: Responses to the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Acts on the United States in Black and White. Sociological Perspectives, 47(4), 439-464.
  1. Rachel Bryant and Lauren Dundes. American Individualism and the Obesity Battle: Would Peer Pressure Help? Journal of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, 68(4), 58-63.
  1. Lyndsay Bare and Lauren Dundes. 2004. Preferences of Anxious Dental Patients. Journal of Dental Education. 68(11), 1172-77. Reprinted in Dental Abstracts, 2005, 50(4), 239-240.
  1. Carrie Vivian and Lauren Dundes. The crossroads of culture and health among the Roma (Gypsies). Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 36(1), 1-7.
  1. Lauren Dundes and Sushama Rajapaksa. Just Deserts? An Examination of Sri Lankans’ Reactions to 9/11. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 27(1), 31-45.
  1. Editor: The Manner Born: Birth Rites in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press.
  1. Dancesafe and Ecstasy: Protection or Promotion? Journal of Health and Social Policy, 17(1), 17-31.
  1. Who should fund sleeping sickness eradication? A survey assessing support for compulsory philanthropy. Journal of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, 67(3), 14-31.
  1. Danielle Drankiewicz and Lauren Dundes. Handwashing among Female College Students. American Journal of Infection Control, 31(2), 67-71.
  1. Diane Witte and Lauren Dundes. Issues of Efficacy with Dietary Supplements. Journal of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, 67(1), 50-8.
  1. Concealed Kitchen Conduct: Observations of Restaurant Kitchens by Waitpersons. Journal of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, 66(3), 114-9.
  1. Rachelle Giguere and Lauren Dundes. Help Wanted: A Survey of Employer Concerns about Hiring Ex-Convicts. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 13(4), 396-408.
  1. Corporal Punishment. Entry for Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social, and Historical Encyclopedia, (four volumes), editor Herbert M. Kritzer. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Volume 1, 362-364.
  1. Sushama Rajapaksa and Lauren Dundes. It’s a Long Way Home: International College Student Adjustment to Living in the United States. The Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice, 4(1), 15-28.
  1. Karen Lovecchio and Lauren Dundes. Premed Survival: Understanding the Culling Process in Premedical Undergraduate Education. Academic Medicine, 77(7), 719-724.
  1. Lauren Dundes and Alan Dundes. The Elephant Walk and Other Amazing Hazing: Male Fraternity Initiation through Infantilization and Feminization. Bloody Mary in the Mirror: Folkloristics in Psychoanalytic Perspective, Alan Dundes (editor), Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, pp. 95-121.
  1. Juvenile Law. In The Oxford Companion to American Law, New York: Oxford University Press, Kermit L. Hall, editor. pp. 464-468.
  1. Christine Witte and Lauren Dundes. Reality: An Unusual Approach to Deterring Drinking and Drug Use among Juveniles. Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal, 3(4), 63-70.
  1. Diane Witte and Lauren Dundes. Harnessing Life Energy or Wishful Thinking? Reiki, Placebo Reiki, Meditation and Music. Alternative & Complementary Therapies, 7(5), 304-309.
  1. Disney’s Modern Heroine Pocahontas: Revealing Age-Old Gender Stereotypes and Role Discontinuity under a Façade of Liberation. The Social Science Journal, 38(3), 353-365.
  1. Is the American Public Ready to Embrace DNA as a Crime Fighting Tool? A Survey Assessing Support for DNA Databases. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 21(5), 369-375.
  1. Lauren Dundes and Sushama Rajapaksa. Restaurant Inspection Results: How College Students and Food Safety Professionals Interpret Posted Scores and Grades. Journal of Environmental Health, 64(5), 14-19.
  1. Sushama Rajapaksa and Lauren Dundes. Restaurant Food Safety: Perceptions and Validity of Assessing Violations. Journal of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, 65(1), 14-21.
  1. Food Expiration Dates: Quality or Safety? A Need for Clarification. Journal of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, 65(3), 59-64.
  1. Small Group Debates: Fostering Critical Thinking in Oral Presentations with Maximal Class Involvement. Teaching Sociology, 29(2), 237-243.
  1. Michael B. Streiff, Lauren Dundes, and Jerry Spivak. A Mail Survey of United States Hematologists and Oncologists: A Comparison of Business Reply versus Stamped Return Envelopes. The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 54(4), 430-2.
  1. Lauren Dundes, Robyn Perlow, and Bethany Brown. Catch Them Before They Fall: Using College Students to Mentor Middle School Girls. Principal Leadership, 1(2), 50-55.
  1. Lauren Dundes and Alan Dundes. The Trident and the Fork: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” as a Male Construction of an Electral Fantasy. Psychoanalytic Studies, 2(2), 117-130.
  1. Lauren Dundes, Michael B. Streiff and Alan Dundes. When You Hear Hoofbeats, Think Horses, Not Zebras: A Folk Medical Diagnostic Proverb. Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship, 16: 95-103.
  1. Lauren Dundes and Michael B. Streiff. Crisis in Organ Donations: A Survey of Public Attitudes on Organ Donations and Suggestions for Improvement in the Donation Process. Illness, Crisis and Loss, 7(4), 346-359.
  1. Exploring the Roots of Juvenile Violence: The Troubling Problem of Extended Egocentrism. Proteus: A Journal of Ideas, 13(2), 50-56.
  1. Punishing Parents to Deter Delinquency: A Realistic Remedy? American Journal of Police, 13(4), 113-133. National Criminal Justice reference service #156683.
  1. The Evolution of Maternal Birthing Position. The American Journal of Public Health, 77 (5), 636-641. Reprinted in Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 43:1, January, 1988, pp. 47-48.