Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur Research
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My Books

Cover image, Student Activism and Curricular Change in Higher Education, by Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur, Asghate Student Activism and Curricular Change in Higher Education, February 2011, Ashgate. For more information, see the Ashgate book profile or order on Amazon.
Listen to a podcast interview with me discussing the book on the New Book Network. Additional reviews and coverage are also available.




Social Change, from the multi-volume set Student Handbook to Sociology edited by Liz Grauerholz, May 2012, Facts on File. For more information, see the book profile.Cover Image, Social Change, by Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur

Current Research

My current research is focused on higher education. A forthcoming article, drawing on a purpose-built networked dataset of colleges and universities in North America, examines the network connections between colleges and universities, uses the network to argue for a different way of categorizing colleges and universities based on modularity class, and explores the utility of network-based approaches for understanding program adoption decisions. This paper will be published in 2016 in Research on the Sociology of Organizations. I am also currently completing a grant-funded collaborative project on post-graduation outcomes for comprehensive college graduates, with dissemination expected in spring 2016, as well as several pedagogical projects.

Selected Publications/Presentations

*"Teaching Progress: A Critique of the Grand Narrative of Human Rights as Pedagogy for Marginalized Students" (with Robyn Linde). Radical Teacher 103, 2015.

*"Who are the Insiders? Faculty and Students as Activists." Presented at the Thematic Session on Campus Activism at the Making Connections: Movements and Research in a Global Context" workshop of the American Sociological Association Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2011.

*"No Emperor Lives Here: Teaching about Racialization and Statelessness in the Context of the Japanese Internment Camps and Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor Was Divine. In the Open Books-Open Minds Faculty Teaching Guide, Rhode Island College, 2011.

*"The Neglected Virtues of Comparative Historical Methods." In Zake and DeCesare, New Directions in Sociology: Essays on Theory and Methodology in the 21st Cenury, 2011, McFarland. For more information or to buy online, see the McFarland book profile.

*"Change the World--Start at School." In Korgen, White, and White, Sociologists in Action, 2010, Pine Forge Press. For more information or to buy online, see the Pine Forge book profile.

*"Reloading the Canon: The Timing of Diversification in American Literature Anthologies" with Adam Clark, Roger Clark, and Jennifer Racine. In Clark and Adler, An Invitation to Social Research, 2011, Thomson. For more information or to buy online, see the Cengage book profile.

*"The Spectre of Class: Educating and Advising for Self-Efficacy," Issues in Teaching and Learning 6. Read online.

*"Resurrecting Smelser: Collective Power, Generalized Beleif, and Hegemonic Spaces." Theory in Action 2:4, 2009. Abstract available.

*"The Not-So-Invisible Hand: Understanding the Dynamics of Curricular Change in Higher Education." Presentation at the National Summer Data Policy Fellowship Program of the Association for Institutional Research, June 21-27, 2009. (The presentation PowerPoint is available).

* "Thinking Outside the Master's House: New Knowledge Movements and the Emergence of Academic Disciplines." Social Movement Studies 8:1, 2009. (Available to subscribers from InformaWorld).

* "Conflict, Controversy, and Collective Actionin the Collegiate Curriculum," Cornell University Institute for the Social Sciences Textbook Controversies Workshop, Feburary 8, 2008 (conference paper available).

* "Social Movements in Organizations." Sociology Compass 2:3, 2008.

For more information on my prior publications and presentations, please view my complete CV, available below.


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