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Simonetto Deana, PhD Student

Deana Simonetto

PhD Student

Graduate Students
Department of Sociology

Area(s) of Interest:

Biography

Research and Teaching Interests

Interpretive Theories, Criminology, Deviance and Social Problems, Qualitative Methods, Social Media, Sports, Family, Athlete’s Wives

Education

Ph.D Sociology. The Football Wife: Developing a Courtesy Identity.

  • Supervisory Committee William Shaffir (supervisor), Dorothy Pawluch, Philip White.

M.A. Sociology. 2010. Carleton University 

B.A. Criminology and Criminal Justice, Specialization in Sociology. 2007. Carleton University.

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Individual and Society

Qualitative Methodologies in Criminology

White Collar Crime

Selected Guest Lectures

  1. Social Media in Qualitative Research: Using Twitter. Qualitative Fieldwork into the Study of Deviance (Graduate course). Department of Criminology, Wilfrid Laurier, Brantford, invited by Professor Carrie Sanders.
  1. Female Violence and the Media. Exploring Social Psychological Perspectives (2nd year course). Department Social Psychology. McMaster University, Hamilton, invited by Professor Sarah Clancy.
  1. Incorporating Social Media into Research Methods. Qualitative Methods (3rd year course). Department of Sociology, McMaster University, Hamilton, invited by Professor Rhona Shaw.     
  1. “Expanding our Methodological Tool Box: The place of Twitter in the Ethnographic Endeavour”. Qualitative Methods (3rd year course). Department of Sociology, McMaster University, Hamilton, invited by Professor William Shaffir.

Research

Journal Articles

Schneider, Christopher J. and Deana Simonetto, 2016. Public Sociology on Twitter: A Space for Public Pedagogy.” The American Sociologist. 10.1007/s12108-016-9304-2.

Simonetto, Deana, 2016 “Expanding our Methodological Tool Box: The place of Twitter in the Ethnographic Endeavour.” Qualitative Sociology Review. 12(1): 98 – 112. 

Selected Conference Presentations

  1. “Public Sociology on Twitter: A Space for Public Pedagogy.” American Sociological Association meetings. Seattle, WAS, USA.
  2. “Joining a Spousal Subculture: Negotiating life as a football wife.” Annual Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Seattle, WAS, USA.
  3. “Twitter as a Research Tool.” Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, Brock University, St. Catherines, ON, Canada.
  4. “Achieving a Courtesy Identity.” Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, Brescia College, London, ON, Canada.
  5. “Charmed: Constructing and Representing Identities Through Charm Bracelets.” Annual Qualitative Conference, Brescia College, London, ON, Canada.
  6. “Learning the Ropes: Becoming a Football Family.” Annual North American Society for the Sociology of Sports. Portland, Oregon, USA.
  7. “Football Spouses: Situations, Roles and Identities.” Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, Brescia College, London, ON, Canada.
  8. “Getting Injured: Experiencing an Injury in the Context of Family Life.” Annual North American Society for the Sociology of Sports. Quebec City, PQ, Canada.
  9. “Researching Public Figures: The place of Twitter in the Ethnographic Endeavour.” Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa ON, Canada. Refinement of a paper presented in New Orleans at the NASSS conference.

Association Membership

American Sociological Association

Canadian Sociological Association

North American Society of the Sociology of Sport

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction