Academics

Patricia Wasielewski

Professor, Soc-Women's Studies

Degrees: Ph.D., Sociology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, June, 1982; M.A., Sociology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, June, 1980; B. S. Sociology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, May, 1978, summa cum laude.

Office: Soc & Anthropology , Bekins Hall #103

Office Hours: M W 1-3 TTh 11-12 and 2:30-4

Phone: 909/748-8714 Campus Ext. 8714

E-mail: patricia_wasielewski@redlands.edu

Web: http://web.me.com/wasmend/Patricia_Wasielewski/Welcome.html

Portrait

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Tourism and Globalization
  • Tourist Development and Women in Southern Mexico
  • Marginal Experiences and Exhilarating Emotions
  • Gendered Emotion and Risk Taking
  • Popular Culture and Student Constructions of Study Abroad Experiences

Professional Highlights

Pat will be on sabbatical, Sp. 2010. She will be conducting interviews with individuals involved in an eco-tourism project in the Sierra Juarez of Oaxaca, Mexico. She is looking at how the development of a sustainable, eco-tourism project has transformed the way the workers and tourist view gender and ethnic identities by bringing global models and understandings to communities previously operating on Zapotec tradition. Pat also is pursuing work on gender, risk taking and emotion among adventure tourists and expatriates.

Courses Offered at Redlands

In Sociology:
Crime and Delinquency
Popular Culture
Self in Society

In Women’s Studies:
Women in Society
Women and Collective Action
Gender and Emotion

In Latin American Studies:
Globalization and Tourism
“Drug Wars in the Americas”

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. Sociology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, June, 1982
  • M.A. Sociology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, June, 1980
  • B. S. Sociology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, May, 1978, summa cum laude

Professional Experience

  • Juvenile Justice Support Counselor- VisionQuest - Tucson, Arizona 1978
  • Guardian Ad Litem and Diversion Board Member- Whitman County, Washington, 1978-1982

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • 2001 Recipient of the University of Redlands Hunsaker Innovative Teaching Award. One professor chosen yearly who demonstrates outstanding creativity in course construction and performance.
  • 1998 Recipient of a Hewlett Grant and University of Redlands Summer Research Grant, for curriculum development through traveling with the Center for Global Education to Mexico and Guatemala.
  • 1995 Recipient of a University of Redlands Summer Research Grant, for travel to Mexico to do a comparison of Trique Weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • 1995 Recipient of the University of Redlands Faculty Teaching Award. One of four professors chosen as representing the best teaching at the University.
  • 1991 Recipient of a Fulbright Travel Grant, Summer, Six week travel-study tour of Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala entitled "Development in Mexico and Central America."
  • 1987 Recipient of the University of Redlands Faculty Research Award. One professor chosen.

Publications, Presentations and Panels

2007 “Blogging Memoirs: A Team Effort.”
Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources, Vol. 28, 4: 47-48.

2006 “Action For Whom?; The Challenges of Incorporating Feminist Activist Principles in a Semester Abroad”
Roundtable at the National Women’s Studies Association, Oakland, CA

2005 “Various Forms of ‘Women’s Work’ in the Adventure / Eco-tourist Communities of Southern Mexico.”
Paper presented at the National Women’s Studies Association, Orlando, Florida.

2005 “Disrupting Everyday Reality as an Activist Tool: The Case of the Bitchin’ Bulldogs.”
Roundtable presented at the Pacific Women’s Studies Association, Pomona, CA.

2004 “Not Just Your Father’s Johnston: Feminism Permeates the Center”
In Hard Travelin’ and Still Havin’ a Good Time: Innovative Learning at the Johnston Center 1979-2004 by Kathy Ogren and Bill McDonald.

2002 “Sex Work Controversies in the Classroom.”
Roundtable Session comments presented at the annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.

2001 “Missing Threads: Difficulties in Forging Transcultural Selves.”
Paper presented at the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C.

2001 “The Context of Authenticity: Creating Each Other Out of Misunderstood Interactions.”
Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco California.

2001 “Foretelling Interaction: Strategies for Global Research.”
Paper presented at the Couch-Stone Symposium, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Miami, Florida.

1999 “Does It Take More Than Two To Tango?: Team Teaching and Feminist Pedagogy Meet Student Resistance and Apathy.”
(with Tracy Fitzsimmons) Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1999 "Fear is Good....It Keeps Us Alive: Gender Differences and Emotion Among Rock Climbers."
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Popular Cultural Association, San Diego, California.

1997 "Transcultural Interactions and the Negotiation of Authenticity': Mayan Women Weavers and Tourists in Chiapas."
Paper accepted to be presented at the Couch-Stone Symposium for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, College Park, Maryland.

1995 "Daring to Go Where No Man Has Gone Before: Gender, Ethnicity, and Emotions in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation.'"
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, California.

1994 "Research Methods and Teaching the Sociology of Emotion."
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, California.

1993 "Gender and the Division of Emotional Labor"
(with Karen Pugliesi). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Miami, Florida.

1992 "Speculating About Free Market Economics and Artisan Production in Mexico and Guatemala."
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1992 "Post-Abortion Syndrome: Emotional Battles Over Interaction and Ideology."
Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Vol. 18,2 : 101-129.

1991 "Not Quite Normal, But Not Really Deviant: Notes on a Comparison of Elite Athletes and Women Social Activists."
Deviant Behavior, 12, 1 (Winter): 34-47.

1985 "The Emotional Basis of Charisma."
Symbolic Interaction, 8, 2 (Fall): 207- 222.

1982 "A Commentary on Victimization Research and the Importance of Meaning Structures."
(with Kirk Alan Johnson) Criminology, 20, 2 (Aug.): 205-222.

Professional Affiliations

  • Latin American Studies Association
  • American Sociological Association
  • Pacific Sociological Association
  • Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
  • National Women's Studies Association

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