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J. Michael Cruz

Michael CruzSenior Lecturer
Markets & Culture Undergraduate Advisor
Director, Center for Academic-Community Engagement
PhD, Texas Woman's University
Room G02A Clements Hall
(214) 768-4852
jmcruz@smu.edu

 

 


Research and Teaching Interests

Sociology of Aging, Family/Family Violence, Masculinity/Men's Studies, Introduction to Sociology, HIV/AIDS

Current Research

I work in the specific areas of HIV/AIDS, gay male domestic violence, and the sociology of aging gay men. I have several articles in progress that are related to the aging process for gay men.

Selected Publications

2006. "Conferring Meaning Onto Alcohol Related Violence: An Analysis of Alcohol Use and Gender in a Sample of College Youth." Journal of Men's Studies. with Robert L. Peralta. 14:109-125.

2005. "Pioneer Women Doing Sociology: The Story of Ms. Jessie Taft." Pp. 103-15 in Portraits of Women Sociologists: Past to Present, edited by Pat Nation, Calvin Easterling, and Brenda D. Phillips. NY: Whittier Publishing.

2005. "Rose Laub Coser: A Second Look." Pp. 171-83 in Portraits of Women Sociologists: Past to Present, edited by Pat Nation, Calvin Easterling, and Brenda D. Phillips. NY: Whittier Publishing.

2003. "Why Doesn't He Just Leave?" Gay Male Domestic Violence and Reasons Victims Stay." Journal of Men's Studies. 11:309-323.

Recognitions

  • 2007 Rotunda Yearbook Outstanding Professor Award, 2007-2008
  • 2005 University of Southern Maine (USM) Student Senate Award for Outstanding Contribution to Campus Diversity
  • USM Student Senate Award for Outstanding Faculty/Staff Involvement
  • 2003 USM Student Leader Award for Faculty Involvement with Multicultural Student Association
  • 2002 Hero and Mentor Award, USM