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Lindsey L. Westermann Ayers

Graduate Student

M.A., Kent State University, Sociology

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Data Analysis Laboratory

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Key Publications:

Stacey, Clare L. and Lindsey L. Ayers. 2012. “Caught Between Love and Money: The Experiences of Paid Family Caregivers.” Qualitative Sociology 35(1):47-64.

Westermann Ayers, Lindsey L. 2013. “What’s On Your Bookshelf?” Emotions Newsletter (American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Summer 2013 Newsletter)


Westermann Ayers, Lindsey L., Kristen Marcussen, and Christian Ritter. “Stigmatized Identities:An Application of Identity Theory to Mental and Physical Disorders” presented at American Sociological Association Annual Conference, New York, NY: August 2013.

Westermann Ayers, Lindsey L., Kristen Marcussen, Christian Ritter, Richard T Serpe. “Using Identity Theory to Explain the Relationship between Stigmatized Identities and Well-Being”presented at Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference, Reno, NV: March 2013.

Co-Presider with Sarah B. Samblanet. “Self, Identity, and Social Inequality” session, North Central Sociological Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA: April 2012.

Notable Services:

Student Representative, Council, Emotions Section, American Sociological Association

Vice Executive Chair, Graduate Student Senate

Graduate Student Representative, University Diversity Action Council

Research Areas
  • Social Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Emotions
Lindsey L. Westermann Ayers
Department of Sociology