Elizabeth Kiester, Ph.D. | Albright College

Elizabeth Kiester, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Kiester, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology; Department Chair
ekiester@albright.edu
Selwyn Hall 204
610-921-7885

Utah State University


Areas of Expertise

Gender and Family Studies
Labor Markets
Immigration

Areas of Research

Selected Professional Activity & Publications

Kiester, Elizabeth. “Chapter 10: Health and Immigration” in Introduction to Health Inequalities: A Social Science Perspective eds. Miranda Reiter and Abigail Reiter: Kendall Hunt Publishing (FORTHCOMING)

Kiester, Elizabeth and Jennifer Vasquez-Merino. 2021. “A Virus Without Papers: UnderstandingCOVID-19 and the Impact on Immigrant Communities” at Journal on Migration and Human Security doi:10.1177/23315024211019705

Ahmed, Saleh and Elizabeth Kiester. 2021. “Do gender differences lead to unequal access to climate adaptation strategies in an agrarian context? Perceptions from coastal Bangladesh” at Local Environment DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2021.1916901

Kiester, Elizabeth and Joseph Holowko. 2020. “Redefining the Roles of Master and Apprentice:Crossing the Threshold through the Co-Creation of a First-Year Seminar” at International Journal for Students as Partners. 4(1):66-81.

Kiester, Elizabeth. 2019. “Female Migration and the Global Economy” in the Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming the World We Want edited by Leal, Walter. New York: Springer

Kiester, Elizabeth. 2019. “Gender Discrimination in the Labour Market” in the Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming the World We Want edited by Leal, Walter. New York: Springer

Kiester, Elizabeth. 2019. “Global Care Chains and Transnational Families” in the Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming the World We Want edited by Leal, Walter. New York: Springer

Kiester, Elizabeth. 2017. “Fatherhood.” in The Encyclopedia of Social Theory, edited by Bryan S. Turner. Hoboken,NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Jacobs, Paul, Elizabeth Kiester, Christy Glass and Peg Petrzelka. 2015. “Bringing Them ‘Out of the Shadows’: Analyzing the Movement to Reframe the Immigration Policy Narrative in Utah” Journal of Sociology and Social Work 3(1):52-65.

Kiester, Elizabeth. 2013. “Transnational Mothering.” Pp. 611-12 in Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia, edited by Vikki Smith. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications.

Glass, Christy, Nancy Kubasek, and Elizabeth Kiester.  2011.  “Toward a ‘European Model’ of Same-Sex Marriage Rights: A Viable Pathway for the U.S.?”  Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL) 29(1):132-174.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Research Methods
Social Statistics
The Family
Parenting and Technology
Work and Family Conflict
Immigration and Transnational Families
FYS (Star Wars:The Good, The Bad, and the Sociology)

Scholarship

ACRE Projects
Vasquez, Jennifer, Interim 2021; “COVID-19 Status, Detention, and Deportation: Uncertainty Among Immigrant Communities in the United States”
Vasquez, Jennifer, Summer 2020; “Status, Detention, and Deportation: Uncertainty Among Immigrant Communities in the United States”
Pinel, Stephanie, Summer 2019; “How Does the Social Construction of Color Effect Political Perceptions?”
Holowko, Joseph, Interim 2019; “Assessing the Co-Creation an FYS: ‘Star Wars: The Good, The Bad, and The Sociology’”
Holowko, Joseph, Summer 2018; “Co-Creating an FYS: ‘Star Wars: The Good, The Bad, and
The Sociology’”
Musto, Emma, Summer 2016; “Understanding the Impact of State Policy and Religious
Perspectives on Attitudes Towards Same-Sex Couples.”

Awards and Grants

Henry P. and M. Paige Laughlin Annual Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, 2020. Albright College