Catherine Simpson Bueker
Chair, Department of Sociology; Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., M.A. Brown University; B.A., Cornell University
Office hours: Tuesday, Thursday 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM, Wednesday 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Other times by appointment
Office: Administration Building, Room 468
Phone: (617) 264-7771
Researcher, Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative, Lesley University 2003-2005
Responsibilities included: designing research projects and program evaluations of national literacy programs; collecting quantitative and qualitative data; analyzing data; writing up and reporting findings for diverse audiences; heading a regional research committee; contributing to a national committee focused on evaluating the cost-effectiveness of educational reforms
Research Assistant, Brown University: Study of Immigration and Residential Segregation 2001-2003
Responsibilities included: organizing and analyzing 1990 and 2000 U.S. Census data using STATA; developing visual presentation for ASA annual meeting; presenting research at ASA annual meeting
Research Assistant, Brown University: Study of Food Stamp Usage in Rhode Island 2000-2001
Responsibilities included: organizing administrative data; running and analyzing event history models using SAS; performing literature reviews; preparing manuscript and visual presentation for conferences
Research Assistant, Brown University: Effect of Providence Revitalization on Low-Income Residents 1999
Responsibilities included: participant observations; creating interview protocol; interviewing local residents, politicians, and community advocates; coding data; distilling results into final report for local policymakers
Extern, MSPCC: Multi-site, Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Head Start 1999
Responsibilities included: interviewing parents of Head Start graduates, inputting data, cleaning data
Emmanuel College, Associate Professor 2013 to present
Emmanuel College, Assistant Professor 2007 to 2013
Courses taught: Soc 1101: Introduction to Sociology; Soc 1105: U.S. Institutions; Soc 2113: Introduction to Methods of Social Research; Soc 2127:Social Class and Power; Soc 3103: Advanced Quantitative Methods; Soc 3201: Worlds in Motion: Causes and Consequences of Migration, Soc 4999: the Sociology of Boston
Emmanuel College, Visiting Assistant Professor 2006-2007
Courses taught: Introduction to Sociology; Introductory Research Methods; Social Class and Power
Responsibilities included: teach courses, participate in faculty meetings, mentor undergraduate students, assist in the development of the Sociology Club, deliver college-wide lecture to initiate Sociology Club.
Lasell College, Adjunct Professor 2005-2006
Courses taught: Introduction to Sociology, Race and Ethnicity
Responsibilities included: writing and delivering all lectures, developing and grading assignments, mentoring undergraduate students
Lesley University, Guest Lecturer 2003-2005
Lectured on research methods to graduate students several times/ semester
Responsibilities included: writing and delivering lectures; facilitating discussions
Brown University, Teaching Assistant 1999-2002
Courses taught: Introductory Statistics; Race, Class, and Ethnicity; Foundations of Political Analysis; American Heritage: Democracy, Inequality, and Public Policy; Social Exclusion and Inequality; Political Sociology
Responsibilities included: writing and delivering occasional lectures; developing and grading assignments; creating discussion questions and running sections
Brown University, Instructor 1999-2000
Course taught: Causes and Consequences of Child Abuse: A Research Practicum
Responsibilities included: writing and delivering daily lectures; teaching research techniques; overseeing research teams using the NLSY
- Nominated for the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2011.
- Campus Life Award, 2010.
- $3,000 Grant from Emmanuel College to increase diversity in curriculum, developed "The Immigration Experience," 2007.
- $5,000 Reading Recovery Council of North America Research Grant, 2004-2005.
- Brown University Dissertation Fellowship, 2002-2003.
- Presidential Award in Teaching Excellence, Honorable Mention, Brown University, 2000-2001.
- Alden Spear Jr. Memorial Award for Outstanding Master's Thesis, Brown University, 2000.
- Brown University Fellowship, 1998-1999.
- Distinction in All Subjects, Cornell University, 1996.
- Dean's List, Cornell University, 1995-1996.
Published Articles and Books
2012. With Križ, K. (under review). "Domestic public policy and transnational ties: Immigrants' transnational allocations of the Earned Income Tax Credit". Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.
2012. (under review) "A Dog's Tale: How Dogs Expand and Diversify Social Networks, Increase Political Engagement, and Create Divisions within a Community." Journal of Sociology and Social Work.
2012. (In Press). "Latino Voter Turnout in the 2004 Election: The Effect of Spanish Language Advertising, Close Elections, Unemployment and Hate Crimes" The Journal of Latino Studies, CUNY.
2011. "Resources, Relevance, and Relationships: Differential Motivations behind Local Civic Engagement over Park Usage." New England Journal of Political Science, Volume 5, No. 2, Spring 2011.
2011. "Latino Voter Turnout in the 2004 Election: The Effect of Spanish Language Advertising, Close Elections, Unemployment and Hate Crimes" under review at the Journal of Latino Studies, CUNY. Advanced through the first round of reviews without edits.
2011. Resources, Relevance, and Relationships: A Perfect Storm for Political Engagement over Park Usage." Currently being revised for publication.
2009. "The Limits of Political Citizenship." Society. (Volume 6, Issue 5, September/ October, 2009). Invited submission for issue focusing on immigration debate.
2008. "Civic Incorporation." In Judith Warner (ed.) Battleground Immigration. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
2006. From Immigrant to Naturalized Citizen: Political Incorporation in the United States. New York: LFB Publishing.
2005. "Making the Grade: The Performance of Former Reading Recovery Children on the Third Grade MCAS Exam." The Journal of Reading Recovery, fall: 64-68.
2005. "The Political Incorporation among Immigrants from Ten Areas of Origin." International Migration Review, 39(149):103-140.
2005. "Teacher's Reports of the Effects of a Whole-School Literacy Reform on Teacher Turnover." The Elementary School Journal, 105(4):395-416.
2004. "The Personal is Political: The Relationship Between Marital Status and Immigrant Political Incorporation." The Electronic Journal of Sociology, 7
Invited speaker at the National Immigrant Integration Conference, sponsored by the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (Boston, MA, October 2010)
Presented "Political Attitudes and Behaviors of College Students in the 2008 Presidential Election" at the Emmanuel College Faculty Research Seminar (November, 2009)
Presented "Identifying Predictors of Voter Participation and Candidate Choice among College Students in the 2008 Presidential Election" at the Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association w/ Haley Byrnes and Lauren Harris (San Francisco, CA, August 2009)
Presented "Turning out to Vote and Turning out the Vote: The Role of Political Context in the 2004 Presidential Election," at the Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, September 2008)
Presented "Turning out to Vote and Turning out the Vote: The Role of Competitive Races on Voter Turnout among the Naturalized and Native-Born in the 2000 and 2004 Presidential Elections," at The Center for Research on Nationality, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (University of Surrey, Guilford, UK, June 2008)
Presented "A Search for Political Voice? Informal Political Activity among Immigrants," at the Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association (New York, NY, August 2007)
Presented "Teachers' Responses to a Whole-School Literacy Reform Model: Results from Two Formative Studies," at the Conference of the American Educational Research Association w/ Linda Caswell (Montreal, Canada, March 2005)
Presented "Two Years After...The Performance of Former Reading Recovery Students on the 3rd Grade MCAS Exam," at the March 2004 Conference of the Massachusetts Reading Association (Sturbridge, MA, March 2004)
Presented "The Personal is Political: The Relationship between Marital Status and Political Participation," at the Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association (Atlanta, GA, August 2003)
Presented "The Impact of Immigration on Residential Segregation: A Follow-Up," at the Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association w/ Prof. Michael White & Prof. Jennifer Glick (Chicago, IL, August 2002)
Presented "Immigrants in the Voting Booth," at the Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association (Anaheim, CA, August 2001)
Presented "Spatial Effects on the Dynamics of Food Stamp Participation," at the Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association w/ Prof. Hilary Silver & Prof. David Lindstrom (Anaheim, CA, August 2001)
Presented "The Dynamics of Food Stamp Participation," at the USDA Small Grants Conference w/ Prof. Hilary Silver & Prof. David Lindstrom (Washington, D.C., October 2000)
Presented "Gender and Citizenship: The Impact of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act on Naturalization," at the Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association (Washington, D.C., August 2000)