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rose.weitz@asu.edu

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School of Social Transform
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Mail Code: 6403

Wilson 316 (Map)
(480)965-6579

Bio

Professor, Women and Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bio

Since receiving her doctoral degree in Sociology from Yale University in 1978, Rose Weitz has carved an exceptional record as both a scholar and a teacher. Her work focuses on women, health, sexuality, and the body. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and of the books Life with AIDS and Rapunzel’s Daughters: What Women’s Hair Tells Us About Women’s Lives. She also is co-author of Labor Pains: Modern Midwives and Home Birth and editor of The Politics of Women’s Bodies: Appearance, Sexuality, and Behavior. Professor Weitz has won or been a finalist for numerous teaching awards.

Research Interests

Throughout her career, Rose Weitz has centered her research on issues related to women, health, sexuality, and the body. Her current research explores the lives of women who are serving or have served in the U.S. military, focusing on those who deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.

 

Professor Weitz's most recent book is Rapunzel’s Daughters: What Women’s Hair Tells Us About Women’s Lives (published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004). The book explores how from an early age girls learn to consider their appearance central to their identity; how girls and women use their hair to create and manage their identities; how hair and appearance more generally can simultaneously offer girls and women a sense of power and constrain their power; and how women come to terms with changes in their appearance due to illness or age. Her previous books have looked at individuals living with AIDS (Life with AIDS, published by Rutgers in 1991) and at licensed midwives (Labor Pains: Modern Midwives and Home Birth, published by Yale University Press in 1988). She is also the author of numerous scholarly articles and co-editor of The Politics of Women’s Bodies: Appearance, Sexuality, and Behavior, published by Oxford University Press and now going into its 4th edition.

Teaching Interests and Courses

Professor Weitz teaches a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, all of which are known for their focus on the development of analytical skills, in both oral and written work. Reflecting her scholarly interests, she teaches courses on women and the body, on women and sexuality, and on the politics of women’s health. In addition, she has taught various courses that focus on skill-building, including Research Design, Research Methods, and Writing for Scholarly Publication. Professor Weitz has won several teaching awards, including the Pacific Sociological Association Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award, the ASU “Last Lecture Award, and the ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award.

Professional Service Activities

Professor Weitz has an outstanding history of service to the university and to the profession. She served as founding director of the Ph.D. Program in Gender Studies. At the national level, she has served as Chair of the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, as President of Sociologists for Women in Society, and as Chair of the Sociologists' AIDS Network, among many other positions.

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 313 Women and Sexuality
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 498 Pro-Seminar
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 313 Women and Sexuality
WST 460 Women and the Body
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 498 Pro-Seminar
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 795 Continuing Registration
WST 799 Dissertation

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 431 Women, Film, and Culture
WST 440 Politics of Women's Health
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 795 Continuing Registration
WST 799 Dissertation

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 313 Women and Sexuality
WST 460 Women and the Body
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 313 Women and Sexuality
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 498 Pro-Seminar
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 795 Continuing Registration
WST 799 Dissertation

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 440 Politics of Women's Health
WST 460 Women and the Body
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 792 Research
WST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 498 Pro-Seminar
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 795 Continuing Registration
WST 799 Dissertation

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 313 Women and Sexuality
WST 440 Politics of Women's Health
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 590 Reading and Conference
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 692 Research
WST 780 Practicum
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 795 Continuing Registration
WST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 460 Women and the Body
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 590 Reading and Conference
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 701 Resrch Design & Prop Dev
WST 780 Practicum
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 795 Continuing Registration
WST 799 Dissertation

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Edited book: Rose Weitz and Samantha Kwan. The Politics of Women’s Bodies. Oxford (2014).

  2. Jennifer Arney and Rose Weitz. Gendering Affective Disorders in Direct-to-Consumer Advertisements. Research in the Sociology of Health Care (2012).

  3. Rose Weitz.. "Teaching Dangerously: When Feminisms Collide.". Feminist Teacher (2011).

  4. Weitz, Rose. "Gender, Degendering, and Physical Scars.". Gender Issues (formerly Feminist Issues) (2011).

  5. Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Sevil Sönmez, Mona M. Shattell, Richard Rothenberg, Rose Weitz, and John Smith.. "Infection risk along U.S. highways? The case of a ‘truckchaser’ cruising for truckers.". International Journal of Sexual Health (2011).

  6. Rose Weitz. The sociology of health, illness, and health care, 6th edition. Wadsworth Publishing (2011).

  7. Rose Weitz. "Changing the Scripts: Midlife Women’s Sexuality in Contemporary U.S. Films.". Sexuality & Culture. (2010).

  8. Edited book: Rose Weitz. The Politics of Women’s Bodies. Oxford (2010).

  9. Claudia Chaufan and Rose Weitz. "The Elephant in the Room: The invisibility of poverty in type 2 diabetes research.". Humanity and Society (2009).

  10. Rose Weitz. "Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bus? NIMBYism and Popular Images of Public Transit.". Journal of Urbanism (2008).

  11. Weitz, Rose. The sociology of health, illness, and health care. Wadsworth Publishing (2007).

  12. Brinkerhoff, David B, White, Lynn K, Ortega, Suzanne T, Weitz, Rose. Essentials of Sociology. Wadsworth Publishing (2005).

  13. Weitz, Rose. Rapunzel's Daughters: What Women's Hair Tells Us About Women's Lives. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2004).

  14. Rose Weitz. Women and Their Hair: Seeking Power Through Resistance and Accommodation. Gender & Society (2001).

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Service

  1. Georgia State University, Outside promotion reviewer (2008 - 3008)
  2. Healing Racism Forum, Panelist (2011 - present)
  3. SST, Film presentation organizer (2011 - present)
  4. WGS, Reviewed and substantially edited three drafts of Heather Switzer’s book proposal (2011 - present)
  5. WGS Personnel committee, Member (2011 - present)
  6. Promotion and tenure review committee for Breanne Fahs., Member (2011 - present)
  7. HIDA, Public Practice Research Group., Member (2011 - present)
  8. Civil Rights Club of ASU, Faculty Advisor (2010 - present)
  9. Civil Rights Club of ASU, Faculty Advisor (2010 - present)
  10. Our Bodies, Ourselves, Chapter reviewer/editor (2009 - present)
  11. Graduate Center of the City University of New York., Invited lecture (2009 - present)
  12. University of Arizona, Invited lecturer (2009 - present)
  13. WGS Graduate Committee, Graduate Director (2006 - present)
  14. WGS Graduate Committee, Chair (2006 - present)
  15. Queens College (CUNY), Outside promotion reviewer (2013)
  16. UC-Davis, Outside promotion reviewer (2013)
  17. State Press, Interview subject (2013)
  18. University of Houston, Outside Awards reviewer (2013)
  19. New York University Press, Book manuscript reviewer (2013)
  20. School of Social Transformation, Workshop participant (2013)
  21. WGS 3rd year review committee (for Heather Switzer), Committee Chair (2012)
  22. Sexualities, Manuscript reviewer (2012)
  23. Symbolic Interaction, Manuscript reviewer (2012)
  24. Louisiana State University, Outside promotion reviewer (2012)
  25. UC-Davis, Outside promotion reviewer (2012)
  26. Toronto Star, Media "expert" (2012)
  27. HIDA, Public Practice Research Group., Member (2011 - 2012)
  28. Civil Rights Club of ASU, Faculty Advisor (2010 - 2012)
  29. WGS continuing review committee (for Michelle McGibbney), Committee Chair (2012)
  30. Gender & SOciety, Manuscript reviewer (2011)
  31. Mass media, Media "expert" (2011)
  32. Promotion and Tenure Committee, Chair (2010 - 2011)
  33. Mass media, Media "expert" (2010)
  34. Our Bodies, Ourselves, Chapter reviewer/editor (2009 - 2010)
  35. WGS Graduate Committee, Graduate Director (2006 - 2010)
  36. Mass media, Media "expert" (2009)
  37. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Manuscript reviewer (2008)
  38. Mass media, Media "expert" (2008)
  39. Vanderbilit University, Outside tenure review, Laura Carpenter (2008)
  40. Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)

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