Professor Lauren Dundes
RESEARCH INTERESTS INCLUDE:
- Race and gender intersectionality
- Racial and ethnic stereotypes
- Gender roles
- Cultural factors in health care
EXAMPLES OF RESEARCH ACTIVITY
Exemplar Research Collaborations with Students
- 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.
- 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.
- Rohrer, Kristyn, and Lauren Dundes. Sharing the load: Amish healthcare financing. Healthcare 2016, 4, 92. http://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/4/4/92/htm
Kristyn Rohrer studied the Amish exemption to ObamaCare based on her interviews of members of the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
- 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.
- 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 approximately 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