PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY
Office: 223H Rogers-Stout Hall
Gender & Society
Race, Class, & Gender in Film
Work & Occupations
My current research involves interviewing
scholars in a variety of fields about collaborative research.
I’m learning about the assumptions that people in different
disciplines make about collaboration, the pros and cons of
collaborating with others, how they negotiate co-authorship, and
how they think other researchers view their work. I got interested
in this topic because I’ve co-authored several publications
with colleagues over the years and enjoy it—although
it’s quite different from solo research and writing.
I’m also interested in social inequality, including my and my
colleagues’ efforts to teach undergraduates about it. With my
colleague Jessica Fields, I’m co-authoring a paper about
youth sexuality educators in San Francisco Bay area communities.
Kleinman, Sherryl and Martha Copp. 2009. “Denying
Social Harm: Students’ Resistance to Lessons about
Teaching Sociology 37(3):283-293.
Copp, Martha and Sherryl Kleinman. 2008. “Practicing What We
Teach: Feminist Strategies for Teaching about Sexism.”
Feminist Teacher 18(2):101-124.
Fields, Jessica, Martha Copp, and Sherryl Kleinman. 2006.
“Symbolic Interactionism, Inequality, and Emotions.”
Pp. 155-178 in
Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions, edited by Jan E.
Stets and Jonathan H. Turner. New York: Springer.
Kleinman, Sherryl, Martha Copp, and Kent L. Sandstrom. 2006.
“Making Sexism Visible: Birdcages, Martians, and Pregnant
Teaching Sociology 34(2):126-142.
Copp, Martha. 2004. “Negotiated Order.” Pp. 525-529 in
The Encyclopedia of Social Theory, edited by George
Copp, Martha. 1998. “Adult ‘Adolescents’: Social
Control of Sexuality and Adulthood in People with Developmental
Sociological Analysis 1(3):113-135.
Copp, Martha. 1998. “When Emotion Work is Doomed to Fail:
Ideological and Structural Constraints on Emotion
Symbolic Interaction 21(3):299-328.
Kleinman, Sherryl, Martha Copp, and Karla Henderson. 1997.
“Qualitatively Different: Teaching Fieldwork to Graduate
Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 25(4):469-99.
Kleinman, Sherryl and Martha Copp.1993.
Emotions and Fieldwork. Sage. (Translated into Japanese,