Profile for Dawn Norris

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Specialty area(s)

Identity (individual, role, stigmatized), Mental Health & Illness, Age/Generations, Work & Occupations, Scholarship of Teaching 

Current courses at UWL

SOC110 - Introduction to Sociology

SOC250 - Methods of Social Research I

SOC303 - Generations and Age in the Social World

SOC325 - Sociology of Mental Illness

SOC338 - Sociological Aspects of Work and Life 

SOC390 - Sociological Theory



Dawn Norris, Sociology & Criminal Justice, Sociology, was interviewed by Anisa Purbasari Horton of BBC on Sept. 14. The article focused on the challenges of underemployment during COVID-19.

Submitted on: Sept. 18



Dawn Norris, Sociology, presented "Career Uncertainty in the Time of COVID-19" at The Actors Fund on July 15 in New York City, NY. As an invited panelist for this virtual forum (150 participants), Norris discussed applications of her research on job loss, identity, and mental health to unemployed actors during COVID-19.

Submitted on: July 16



Dawn Norris, Sociology, authored the article "COVID-19: A Threat to Jobs and Identities" in Footnotes (special COVID-19 issue) published on June 18 by American Sociological Assocation. The article examines how COVID-related job loss may affect people's identities and provides possible short-term coping strategies to help bolster identity while unemployed.

Submitted on: June 21



Dawn Norris, Sociology, co-authored the article "Speed Dating for Older Adults: Dismantling Stereotypes About Age and Relationships Using 'The Age of Love'" in Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (TRAILS) published on Feb. 7 by American Sociological Association.

Submitted on: Feb. 10



Dawn Norris, Sociology, was interviewed by Meghan Rabbitt of Woman's Day on Jan. 21. The article, "How to Address Mental Health in the Workplace," published online and in print. La Crosse Channel 8, WKBT News aired a segment about the article on 1/28/2020.

Submitted on: Feb. 6