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Brianna Turgeon

Grad Appointee

B.A., Mississippi State University, Sociology

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Key Publications

Refereed Journals
Turgeon, Brianna, Tiffany Taylor, and Laura Niehaus. Forthcoming 2014. “Contrasts and Classtalk: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Welfare-to-Work Program Managers.” Discourse & Society 25(4).

Cossman, Lynne, Philip Mason, Brianna Turgeon, and David Lay. Forthcoming 2014. “The use of technology and perceptions of its effectiveness in training physicians.” Medical Teacher.

Book Chapters
Gross, Christi, Brianna Turgeon, Tiffany Taylor, and Kasey Wilkes. Forthcoming 2014. “State Intervention in Intensive Mothering in the United States: Neoliberalism, New Paternalism, and Poor Mothers in Ohio.” In Intensive Mothering: The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood, edited by Linda Ennis. Toronto, ON: Demeter Press.

Works in Progress
Gross, Christi, Brianna Turgeon, Tiffany Taylor, and Kasey Wilkes. “State Intervention in Intensive Mothering in the United States: Neoliberalism, New Paternalism, and Poor Mothers in Ohio.” Chapter abstract submitted for edited volume.

Taylor, Tiffany, Christi Gross, Brianna Turgeon, and Laura Niehaus. “Ritualized Rhetoric and Social Control: Welfare-to-Work Program Manager Identity Construction through Mantras.”

Taylor, Tiffany, Elizabeth Seale, Jackie Coffey, Christi Gross, and Brianna Turgeon. “Race and Place:  A Comparative Case Study of Spatial Inequality and Welfare-to-Work Service Delivery in North Carolina and Ohio.”

Taylor, Tiffany, Brianna Turgeon, and Laura Niehaus. “"There's only so much that we can do": Ohio Welfare-to-Work Program Managers' Accounts and Identity Work.”

Other Publications
Gross, Christi and Brianna Turgeon. 2014. Undergraduate Guide, “Tips on Reaching Out to Your Professor.”

Key Presentations

Taylor, Tiffany Christi Gross, Kara Whaley, Brianna Turgeon, Laura Niehaus and Kasey Wilkes. ““Crossing Bridges” and “Holding Hands”: Welfare-to-Work Program Manager Identity Construction through Mantras.” Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL.

Wilkes, Kasey, Laura Niehaus, Tiffany Taylor, Kara Whaley, Brianna Turgeon and Christi Gross. “Untangling the Contradictory Meanings of Self-Sufficiency: A Qualitative Analysis of Ohio Welfare-to-Work Program Managers.” North Central Sociological Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Taylor, Tiffany, Christi Gross, Brianna Turgeon, Kara Whaley, Kasey Wilkes and Laura Niehaus. “Welfare Accounts: Welfare-to-Work Program Managers Excuses and Justifications in Ohio.” Society for the Study of Social Problems, New York, NY.

Notable Services

Master’s Representative, Faculty Advisory Committee  

Master’s Representative, Undergraduate Paper Colloquium

Research Areas
  • Inequalities
  • Social Psychology
Brianna Turgeon
OFFICE
Department of Sociology
CONTACT INFO
bturgeon@kent.edu