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Stephen Vaisey, Professor of Sociology

Stephen Vaisey
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Web Page:   http://stephenvaisey.com/documents/vitapdf.pdf

Teaching (Fall 2023):

    West Duke 105, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • SOCIOL 722.001, SOCIAL STATISTICS I Synopsis
    Crowell 106, Tu 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
    Crowell 106, Th 10:05 AM-12:35 PM

Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2008
Research Interests:

The main goal of my current research is to understand the varieties, origins, and consequences of different moral worldviews. I want to know where people get their ideas about what a "good life" looks like and what it means to be a "good person" and how these (usually implicit) ideas help shape their strategies of action over time. In recent months, I have also been writing about the promise and pitfalls of panel data for causal inference.

Areas of Interest:

Culture and Cognition,
Action Theory,
Quantitative Methods

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Edelmann, A; Vaisey, S, Gender differential effect of college on political orientation over the last 40 years in the U.S.-A propensity score weighting approach., Plos One, vol. 18 no. 1 (January, 2023), pp. e0279273 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Corrigendum, American Sociological Review, vol. 87 no. 2 (April, 2022), pp. 373-381, SAGE Publications [doi] .
  3. Underwood, T; Kiley, K; Shang, W; Vaisey, S, Cohort Succession Explains Most Change in Literary Culture, Sociological Science, vol. 9 (January, 2022), pp. 184-205 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Valentino, L; Vaisey, S, Culture and Durable Inequality, Annual Review of Sociology, vol. 48 no. 1 (January, 2022), pp. 109-129, ANNUAL REVIEWS [doi]  [abs].
  5. Vaisey, S, Welcome to the Real World: Escaping the Sociology of Culture and Cognition, Sociological Forum, vol. 36 no. S1 (December, 2021), pp. 1297-1315 [doi]  [abs].

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