Dr. Robin Shura is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Kent State University Stark Campus. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University in 2010. Dr. Shura was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for one year, after which she spent eight years on the sociology faculty of Hiram College. Dr. Shura’s research interests include social inequality as explored through age, aging and the life course and health, illness, and health care systems. Her current research interests include institutionalized long-term care and intercountry adoption of children, among other areas related to age, ageism, and systemic social inequality. She enjoys teaching sociological theory, medical sociology, aging in society, and courses on childhoods.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS & NATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Shura, Robin, and Dale Dannefer. (2018). Participation of long-term care residents in culture change: Still a challenge and opportunity. Presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association. August. Philadelphia, PA.
Shura, Robin, Brian Gran, and Brian Polk. (2017). Efforts against human trafficking. Presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association. August. Montreal.
Shura, Robin, Elle Rochford (student), and Brian Gran. (2016). Children for sale? The blurred boundary between intercountry adoption and sale of children in the USA. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 36(5/6), 319-334.
Shura, Robin, Dale Dannefer, and Rebecca Siders. (2016). “Why are you asking her to participate?” Coproduction of social reality and data in long-term care. Presented at the annual meetings of the Gerontological Society of America. November. New Orleans, LA.
Meehan, Rebecca, and Robin Shura. (2016). Residents’ perspectives on living with vision impairment in long term care: An unseen factor in quality of life and appropriateness of care. The Journal of Nursing Home Research Sciences, 2, 34-40.
Ph.D., 2010, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Sociology