Bill Rocque

Assoc Professor, Soc & Anthrop

Degrees: Ph.D. Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007; B.A. Psychology, State University of New York at Albany, 1997

Office: Soc & Anthropology, Bekins-Holt Hall #104

Phone: 909/748-8494



Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Social construction of autism
  • “Deviant” embodiment
  • Gender and sexuality, especially masculinity
  • Knowledge construction/science and technology studies
  • Social theory
  • Qualitative research.

Description of Research

I am interested in embodiment and imperatives of normalcy, themes I have pursued in a study of the social organization of autism as it is enacted in a locale. I have also begun to pursue these themes in research that has the construction and performance of masculinity as its subject.

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • SOAN 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOAN 230 Bodies and Society
  • SOAN 301 Fieldwork and Ethnographic Methods
  • SOAN 345 Interrogating Masculinity
  • SOAN 430 Power, Marginality, and Exclusion

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007
  • B.A. Psychology, State University of New York at Albany, 1997

Publications, Presentations and Panels

Rocque, Bill. 2010. “Science Fictions: Figuring Autism as Threat and Mystery in Medico-Therapeutic Literature.” Disability Studies Quarterly, 30(1).

Larsen, Sandra and Bill Rocque. (2009 March/April). “Faculty Development for Institutional Change: Lessons from an Advance Project.” Change, 18-26.

Rocque, Bill. Forthcoming June 2010. “Mediating selfhood. Exploring the construction and maintenance of identity by mothers of children labeled with autism spectrum disorder.” Disability & Society, 25(4).

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