Dr. Shelley Eriksen, Professor
(Joint appointment with the Department of Human Development)
Office: PSY 126
Phone: (562) 985-2124
Sociology of Family (SOC 320)
Sociology of Women (SOC 325)
Families & Work (HDEV 340)
Seminar & Practicum (HDEV 470)
Gender, race & class; families; health & medicine; sociology of the body; research methods; violence studies & prevention
B.S. (summa cum laude), Sociology, Southern Oregon University, 1986
M.A., Ph.D. (summa cum laude), Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1998
Eriksen, Shelley. 2012. “’ To cut or not to cut: Cosmetic surgery usage and women’s age-related
experiences,” International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 74(1), 1-24.
Eriksen, Shelley & Beth Manke. 2011. “’Because being fat means being sick: Children at risk of Type 2 diabetes,” Sociological Inquiry, 81(4), 549-589.
Eriksen, Shelley and Sara Goering. 2011. “A test of the agency hypothesis in women’s cosmetic
surgery usage,” Sex Roles, 64(11-12), 888-901.
Eriksen, Shelley & Beth Manke. 2009. “Food as intangible heritage and cultural problematic.”
Sharing Cultures. S. Lira, R. Amoeda, C. Pinheiro, J. Pinheiro & F. Oliveira (eds.) (pp. 193-200), Barcelos, Portugal: Green Lines Institute.
Eriksen, Shelley and Vickie Jensen. 2008. “A push or a punch: Distinguishing the severity of sibling violence,” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24(1), pp. 183-208.
Eriksen, Shelley J. and Vickie Jensen. 2006. “All in the family? Family environment factors in sibling violence,” Journal of Family Violence, 21, No. 8 (November), pp. 497-507.
Eriksen, Shelley J. and Naomi Gerstel. 2002. “A labor of love or labor itself: Care work among
adult brothers and sisters,” Journal of Family Issues, 23, 836-856.