Timothy Gongaware

Professor
Sociology
Office hours
437M Wimberly Hall
608.785.6772
tgongaware@uwlax.edu

Specialty area(s)

Social Movements, Collective Behavior, Leisure Groups, Identity (individual and collective), Qualitative Research

Current courses at UWL

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 330 Social Psychology
SOC 335 Collective Behavior
SOC 390 Early Social Theory
SOC 416 Qualitative Explorations

Professional history

2017-present Chair, Department of Sociology, UW-La Crosse
2011-present Professor of Sociology, UW-La Crosse
2015-2017 Interim Chair, Department of Ethnic and Racial Studies, UW-La Crosse
2005-2011 Associate Professor of Sociology, UW–La Crosse
2001-2005 Assistant Professor of Sociology, UW–La Crosse

2005-2008 Co-editor Illness, Crisis and Loss

2001 Instructor University of Nebraska - Lincoln
1999-2000 Managing Editor Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.
1997-2001 Graduate Instructor University of Nebraska - Lincoln
1997 Teaching Intern Ohio University, Dr. Christine Mattley
1997 Research Assistant Ohio University, Dr. Amanda Konradi
1996 Teaching Assistant Ohio University, Dr. Robert Shelly,

Research and publishing

ARTICLES

Gongaware, Timothy B. Forthcoming. "Grassroots Associations and Collective Identity: Unity in a Midwestern Inland Lake Sailing Club." Sociological Focus 

Gongaware, Timothy B. 2015. “2014 MSSA Presidential Address: Academic Freedom, Free Speech and the MSSA Community of Scholars.” Sociological Spectrum. 35: 392-397.

Gongaware, Timothy B. 2014. “Differential Association Theory.” In H. Copes and C. Forsyth (eds). Encyclopedia of Social Deviance. Sage Publications, Inc.

Gongaware, Timothy B. 2012. “Subcultural Identity Work in Social Movements: Barriers to Collective Identity Changes and Overcoming Them.” Symbolic Interaction. 35: 6-23.

Gongaware, Timothy B. 2011 “Keying the Past to the Present: Collective Memories and Continuity in Collective Identity Shifts.” Social Movement Studies. 10: 39-54.

Gongaware, Timothy B. 2010. “Collective Memory Anchors: Collective Identity and Continuity in Social Movements.” Sociological Focus. 43: 214-239.

Gongaware, Timothy B. and D. Dotter. 2005. “Developing the Criminal Self: Mead’s Social Psychology and Sutherland’s Differential Association.” Sociological Spectrum. 25: 379-402.

Gongaware, Timothy B. 2003. "Collective Memories and Collective Identities: Maintaining Unity in Native American Educational Social Movements." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. 32: 483-520.

Gongaware, Timothy B., and R. Benford. 2003. “Qualitative Research on Social Movements: Exploring the Role of Qualitative Designs in Examining Contentious Political Action.” Research in Political Sociology. 12: 245-281.

Gongaware, Timothy B. 2003. “Nurturers and Keepers of Culture: The Influence of Native American Women on the Development of Collective Action Frames.” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change. 24: 409-441.

Benford, Robert D., T. Gongaware, and D. Valadez. 2000. “Social Movements.” In Edgar Borgata and R. Montgomery (eds.). Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2d., vol. 4. NY: MacMillan Reference USA.

Gongaware, Timothy B. 1998. “Democracy and Education: The Teachings of an Early Pedagogue.” in Gilman Newsletter. Spring Issue

REVIEW ESSAYS
Gongaware, Timothy B. 2010. “Review Essay: Struggling over Origins: Explorations of the Movement-Memory Nexus. A review of Cultural Movements and Collective Memory: Christopher Columbus and the Rewriting of the National Origin Myth by Timothy Kubal. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. $89.95 (hardcover), 288 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1403975775.” Sociological Spectrum. 30: 128-133.

BOOK REVIEWS
Gongaware, Timothy B. 2009. “Review of Brennan, Michael. 2008. Mourning and Disaster: Finding Meaning in the Mourning for Hillsborough and Diana. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN: 1-84718-554-1. 210 pages.” Illness, Crisis and Loss. 17: 403-406.

TEACHING RESOURCE GUIDE
Cox, Gerry and Timothy B. Gongaware. 2005. The Sociology of Death and Dying: A Teaching Resource. American Sociological Association: Washington, D.C.

BOOK
Gongaware, Timothy B., J. Campbell, and M. Keene. 2000. Mayfield’s Quickview Guide to the Internet for Students of Sociology, 2d. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield

TEXT BOOK CHAPTER
Gongaware, Timothy B. 1998. "Searching the Internet: A Brief Introduction to Researching Sociological Topics Areas." Pp. 559-570 in Konradi, Amanda, and Martha Schmidt. Reading Between the Lines: Towards an Understanding of Current Social Problems. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Co.

Education

1993 B.S. (Education) Kent State University
1997 M.A. (Sociology) Ohio University
2001 Ph.D. (Sociology) University of Nebraska - Lincoln