Steven Farough, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology

508-767-7242 Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 214

Degrees Earned

Ph.D., Boston College; Sociology, 2001
Thesis Topic: Contemporary White Masculinities
M.S.W., University of Michigan; Community Organization, 1992
B.A., Western Michigan University; Psychology, 1990

Publications & Editorships

(2015) “Stay-at-Home Fathers: Are Domestic Men Bucking Hegemonic Masculinity?” in Donna King and Catherine G. Valentine (eds.) Letting Go: Feminist and Social Justice Insight and Activism. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press. Ch. 11 pp. 139-151

(2015) “The End of Men? Why Male Advantages Continue after the Women’s Movement and Why Men Should Support Gender Equality” in Harvey, C. & Allard, M. (eds.) Understanding and Managing Diversity: Readings, Cases, & Exercises. 6th edition. Ch. 20. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

(2014) “White Masculinities in the Age of Obama: Rebuilding or Reloading?” Amílcar Barreto and Richard O’Bryant (eds.) American Identity in the Age of Obama New York: Routledge. Pp. 152-174

(2011) “The Paradox of Male Privilege” in Harvey, C. & Allard, M. (eds.) Understanding and Managing Diversity: Readings, Cases, & Exercises. 6th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Ch. 23

(2010) “The Social Geographies of White Masculinities” in O’Donnell, M. (ed.) Structure and Agency. Vol. 3 pp. 279-301 [Reprint of article published in Critical Sociology]

(2006) “Believing is Seeing: The Matrix of Vision & White Masculinities” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. Volume 35 (1): 51-83

(2006) “What Are You Lookin’ At? The Oppositional Gaze, Intersectionality, and the Social Geographies of White Masculinities” in Pfohl, S., Van Wagenen, A., Arend, P., Brooks, A. and Leckenby, D. (eds.) History, Culture, and Power. Boston, MA: Brill Academic Publishers. [Chapter originally appeared in Critical Sociology]

(2005) “The Negative Consequences of Male Privilege” in Harvey, C. & Allard, M. (eds.) Understanding and Managing Diversity: Readings, Cases, & Exercises. 3rd edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

(2004) “The Social Geographies of White Masculinities” Critical Sociology. Vol. 30, Issue 2. pp.241-264.

(2003) “Structural Aporias & White Masculinities: White Men Confront the White Male Privilege Critique” Race, Gender, & Class. Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 38-53.

(2003) “Book Review: Andrew Ross Real Love: In Pursuit of Cultural Justice.” Contemporary Justice Review. Vol. 6, No. 1 pp. 91-93.

(2002) “Book Review: Bob Pease Recreating Men: Postmodern Masculinity Politics” Gender & Society. Vol. 16, No. 4 August 2002. pp. 565-566.

(2000) “Sociological Autobiography, Using Visuals” in Marybeth C. Stalp & Julie Childers (eds.) Teaching Sociological Concepts and the Sociology of Gender. Washington, D.C.: ASA Teaching Resources.

(1999) “Multicultural Consumption in the US Suburb” in Passages: Journal of Transnational and Transcultural Studies. Vol. 1 (2), pp. 253-277.

Presentations

“White Masculinities in the Age of Obama: Rebuilding or Reloading?” American Identity in the Age of Obama, The Amilcar Cabral Center in the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, March 25, 2011. 

“Anti-Death Penalty Activism as ‘Pro-Life’: The Question of Morality in the Fight to Overcome State-Sanctioned Death” Keynote Address to the Spare Change Social Justice Retreat. Oakhurst Retreat Center, 120 Hill St. Whitinsville, MA, January 29, 2006. 

“Solidarity Through Service: Toward a Nomadic Consciousness” Keynote Address to Associate Missionaries of the Assumption, Assumption College, 50 Old English Rd., Worcester, MA 01609, August 20, 2005. 

“Putting Ideas into Action: An Awakening” Keynote Address to the Spare Change Social Justice Retreat. Oakhurst Retreat Center, 120 Hill St. Whitinsville, MA, February 6, 2005. 

“What Are You Lookin’ At? The Male Gaze Turned on Other Men” Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, CA, August 15, 2004. 

“Power as Patterned Irregularities: Theorizing Power at the Intersections Between Everyday Life & Social Structure” Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Study of Symbolic Interactionism (SSSI), Villa Florence Hotel, San Francisco, CA, August 14, 2004.

Grants and Awards

Course Reduction Grant. Awarded by the Faculty Development Committee for a one-course reduction for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years.

Summer Honors Fellowship Award. Summer research stipend, including Honors student research assistant for Summer 2012.

Faculty Development Grant. Awarded for transcription costs of thirty-four intensive interviews of stay-at-home fathers.

Faculty Development Grant. For work on an anthology with Deborah Kisatsky (History) and Regina Edmonds (Psychology) that addresses women in a global context.

Boston College Dissertation Fellowship. A competitive dissertation fellowship for the 1999-2000 academic year.

Benedict S. Alper Graduate Fellowship. An academic excellence and financial need fellowship for the 1997-1998 school year.

Professional Affiliations

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI)

Reviewer for the journal Men & Masculinities

Reviewer for Journal of Contemporary Ethnography

Reviewer for Humanity and Society