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Kathy Livingston


Professor of Sociology

BS, Mercy College NY; MS, Queens College; PhD, Graduate School & University Center (cuny)

College of Arts & Sciences

Courses


SO 360

Sociology of Mental Illness - Spring 2018

GT 305

Death, Grief and Bereavement (SO 305) - Spring 2018

SO 305

Death, Grief & Bereavement (GT 305) - Spring 2018

Organization

Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology

Phone Number

203-582-8298

Mail Drop

CL-AC1

Email

Kathy.Livingston@quinnipiac.edu

About


I came to Quinnipiac University in 1993 with a specialization in medical sociology and research methods. I am a professor of Sociology and teach courses in Illness and Disability, Mental Illness, and Death, grief, and bereavement. My research and publications are in the areas of the Holocaust, disability, bereavement, architecture, and the pedagogical use of film. In the classroom, I use images and short film clips to facilitate student engagement and make content knowledge relevant to students' lives. I am currently researching the attitudes of funeral directors toward the changing requests of their clients.

Courses Taught


SO 101 Introduction to Sociology SO 280 Sociology of Illness & Disability SO 305 Death, Grief and Bereavement SO 360 Sociology fo Mental Illness

Educational Background


Research Interests


All Publications


Livingston, Kathy, Sutherland, Kathleen, and Sardi, Lauren. 2014. “Reject, Delay, or Consent? Parents’ Internet Discussions of the HPV Vaccine for Children and Implications for HPV Vaccine Uptake,” in Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld (ed.) Technology, Communication, Disparities and Government Options in Health and Health Care Services (Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Volume 32) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.117 – 139. Sardi, Lauren and Livingston, Kathy. 2014. Parental Decision Making in Male Circumcision. MCN American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. December 10, 2014. %5bEpub. Ahead of print: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25504039 Livingston, K. 2014. “Metacognition and Critical Thinking About Deaf Culture in the Hearing Classroom.” Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Baltimore MD, Session 275: Deafness and hearingness in education and research - Mini-conference: Deafness and Society on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Livingston, K. 2013. “Students Can’t Do It On Their Own: Learning to Let Go in the Creation of Significant Student Learning Experiences.” Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Session 188: Teaching Sociology - Mini-conference on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Livingston, K. 2012. “The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Ideologies Surrounding Consumer Demand for the Gardasil Vaccine in the Medicalization of HPV in Boys.” Round table presentation at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, New York, February 26, 2012. Livingston, Kathy. 2010. “Opportunities for mourning when grief is disenfranchised: Descendants of Nazi perpetrators in dialogue with Holocaust survivors.” Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, vol. 61, no. 3, 205-222. Livingston, K. 2009. “Addressing Three Debates in the Literature about Holocaust Films” presented at the Eastern Sociological Society’s Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, March 19, 2009. Livingston, Kathy. 2008. “When Architecture Disables: Teaching Undergraduates to Perceive Ableism in the Built Environment.” Bruce Hoffman and Ashley Demyan, eds. Teaching and Learning About Deviance. 6th edition. Washington D.C.: American Sociological Association. Livingston, Kathy. 2008. “Viewing Popular Films About Mental Illness Through a Sociological Lens.” Bruce Hoffman and Ashley Demyan, eds. Teaching and Learning About Deviance. 6th edition. Washington D.C.: American Sociological Association. Fakler, Mary and Kathy Livingston. 2006 Winter. Seeing the Big Picture: Using Film to Enhance Student Learning and Writing. The English Record. Livingston, Kathy. 2007. “Deciding Who Dies: Evaluating the Social Worth of People during the Holocaust.”SOC INDEX full text at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=sih&AN=15922953&site=ehost-live Livingston, Kathy. 2004. “Viewing Popular Films about Mental Illness Through a Sociological Lens.” Teaching Sociology. Volume 32, Number 1, 119-128. Livingston, K. 2003. “Deciding Who Dies: Evaluating the Social Worth of People with Mental Illness during the Holocaust.” Paper presented at The Section on Sociology of Mental Health Roundtables, annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA., August 16, 2003. Livingston, K. 2003. “Dying, Grieving, and Mourning: The Changing Social Context for Children, Adults, and Older Persons.” Discussant, presider, and organizer of Special Session of invited papers presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA, August 18, 2003. Livingston, Kathy. 2003. "When Architecture Disables: Teaching Undergraduates to Perceive Ableism in the Built Environment" in Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Teaching Sociology of Disabilities, 2nd edition, edited by Lynne Schlesinger and Diane Taub, Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association. Livingston, Kathy. 2002: “Efforts to Improve End of Life Care: Medicare Hospice and Palliative Care in Nursing Homes.” Southwest Journal on Aging. Volume 18, Number 1, 39-42. Livingston, K. 2000. “The Portrayal of Mental Illness in Popular Film: Teaching About Social Stigma Through Frances and Shine.” Paper presented at the Disability Studies: Disability and Representation session of the Mid-Atlantic American Culture / Popular Culture Association Conference, Albany, NY, November 4, 2000. Livingston, Kathy. 2000. “When Architecture Disables: Teaching Undergraduates to Perceive Ableism in the Built Environment,” Teaching Sociology, Volume 28, Number 3,182-191. Livingston, K. 2000. “Some Suggestions to Consider Before the Interview.” Paper presented at a Special Session of invited papers, “Negotiating Your First Academic Position at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C., August, 2000. Livingston, K. 1999. “The Role of Social Institutions in the Demand for Assisted Suicide.” Roundtable discussion presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, August 1999. Lynne Gershenson Hodgson, Stephen J. Cutler, and Kathy Livingston. 1999. "Alzheimer's Disease and Symptom-Seeking," The American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Volume 14, Number 6, November/December, 364-374. Livingston, K. 1998. “A Simulation Exercise" ("Exploring the Environment of People With Disabilities") in Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Teaching Sociology of Disabilities, 1998, edited by Lynne Schlesinger and Diane Taub, Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association. Livingston, K. 1998. "The Current Status of Research on Alternative Medicine: A Review of Empirical Studies." Poster presentation at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 1998. Livingston, K. 1998. "The Doctor-Patient Relationship in the Context of Assisted Suicide." Roundtable discussion presented at the annual meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society in Philadelphia, PA, March 1998. Livingston, K. 1997. “Conventional Medicine in the U.S. and the Popularity of Chinese Medicine.” Paper presented to faculty and students of Beijing Broadcasting Institute, Beijing, China, June 1997. Livingston, K. 1996. "Active Learning." Roundtable discussion presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association in New York, NY, August 1996. Deierlein, K. 1996. "New Roles for Alternative Medical Caregivers and Helpseekers" in Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Volume 13 (Part A). JAI Press Deierlein, K. 1995. "Predicting The Use of Holistic Medical Alternatives: Dissatisfaction and Desensitization." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society in Philadelphia, PA, March 1995. Deierlein, K. 1994. "Ideology and Holistic Alternatives," in Kornblum and Smith, eds., The Healing Experience, Prentice Hall, New York, NY. Deierlein, K. 1994. "The Distinction Between Holistic Healing and Alternative Medicine." Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association in Los Angeles, CA, August 1994.