Sociology & Anthropology

Bridget Welch.Bridget Welch

Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2010
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Courses

  • Anth 110 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Soc 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • Soc 300 Minority Peoples
  • Soc 335 Group Dynamics
  • Soc 415 Social Stratification
  • Soc 420G Race, Class, and Gender
  • Soc 531 Quantitative Methods

Areas of Specialization

  • Emotions; Identity; Latino/a Sociology; Networks; Race, Class & Gender; Research Methods; Social Psychology

Publications/Presentations

  • Cast, Alicia D. and Bridget K. Welch. Forthcoming. “Emotions and the Self: Depression and Identity Change.” The Sociology Quarterly.
  • Welch, Bridget K., Melanie D. Hetzel-Riggin, Craig D. Tollini, and Jess White. 2013. “Using Social Network Analysis to Study Rape Disclosure Networks.”Midwest Society Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • Welch, Bridget K. and Jess Bonnan-White. 2012. "Twittering to Increase Student Engagement in the University Classroom."  Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal. Vol. 4 (3): 325-345.
  • Welch, Bridget K. 2010. "Creating a "We" in New Destination Communities: Social Identity as a Source of Social Capital." Midwest Sociological Society meetings. Chicago, IL.
  • Welch, Bridget K. 2010. "On Living, Working, and Not Belonging: The Isolation of Latino/a Immigrants in a New Destination Community." Midwest Sociological Society meetings. Chicago, IL.
  • Welch, Bridget K. and Anna E. Kosloski. 2010. "The Racialization of Latino/a Groups as Symbolic Interaction." American Sociological Society meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  • Welch, Bridget K. and Anna E. Kosloski. 2010. "Toward a Shared Identity Theory of Race and Ethnicity: Structure and Agency in Identity Creation." American Sociological Society meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  • Harrod, Wendy J., Bridget K. Welch, and Jeff Kushkowski. 2009. “Thirty-one Years of Group Research in Social Psychology Quarterly (1975-2005): Topical, Methodological, and Bibliometric Analysis.” Current Research in Social Psychology. 14(6): 75-103
  • Besser, Terry L., Peter J. Korsching, Nancy J. Miller and Bridget K. Welch. 2006. “Creating Business Networks.” CD Practice. 14: 1-12.
  • “Racing to the Finish: “Mario Kart” Nintendo Wii as an Active Learning Technique.” Bridget K. Welch and Anna E. Kosloski. American Sociological Association Meeting. San Francisco, CA, August 2009.
  • “Emotions and the Self: Depression and Identity Change.” Alicia D. Cast and Bridget K. Welch. American Sociological Association Meeting. San Francisco, CA, August 2009.
  • “Challenges Facing Latinos/as in New Destination Communities.” Session Organizer. Midwest Sociological Society Meeting, Des Moines, IA, April 2009.
  • "Grief Written on the Skin: Qualitative Study of Memorial Tattoos.” Bridget K. Welch. Midwest Sociological Society Meeting, Des Moines, IA, April 2009.

Organizational Memberships/Affiliations

Sociologists for Women in Society, Alpha Kappa Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, American Sociological Association (Sections: Social Psychology; Emotions; Latino/a Sociology, Sex and Gender; Race, Class, and Gender; Teaching Sociology), Midwest Sociological Society

Professor Welch joined the Department in 2009.