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Frank G. Karioris

Assistant Professor

Sociology

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Frank G. Karioris is Assistant Professor of Sociology & General Education. His PhD is in Comparative Gender Studies with a Specialization in Sociology & Social Anthropology from Central European University, where he defended his dissertation entitled 'Between Class & Friendship: Homosociality in an All-Male University Residence Hall in the U.S.' He also has a Master's degree in Social Development and a Bachelor's in History and Education. His work focuses on sociality, education, and gender - in particular masculinity. His work has been published in various scholarly and peer-reviewed journals. He is a co-editor, with Andrea Cornwall and Nancy Lindisfarne, of the recent volume Masculinities Under Neoliberalism (Zed Books, 2016), which has garnered strong praise from eminent scholars in anthropology, sociology, and gender studies. He is a Member of the AUCA Faculty Senate, as well as the Academic Affairs Committee.

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

2016 Ph.D. Central European University (CEU) Comparative Gender Studies
Specialization in Sociology & Social Anthropology
Certificate: Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education

Dissertation: ‘Between Class & Friendship: Homosociality in an All-Male
Residence Hall in the U.S.’
The dissertation is an ethnographic examination of issues related to space,
community, sexuality, and gender in an all-male university residence hall in the
U.S., and the relation that these elements have to homosociality. Dissertation
shows the multiple and complex ways that these men are engaging and working
beyond and through the Administrative University and the new forms of social
life that they are creating.
Supervisor: Daniel Monterescu
Committee: Sara Meger, Chris Haywood, and Michael Kimmel

2011 M.A. University of Sussex
Social Development- with Distinction (Top Honors)
Dissertation (Distinction): ‘Construction of ‘Third Gender’ and its Intersection
with Sexuality’

2010 Graduate Courses. Shimer College
Graduate Courses: Teaching Fellows Program

2008 B.A. Marquette University.
History and Secondary Education, Minor: Broad Field Social Studies

 

AREA OF RESEARCH & TEACHING  INTERESTS

Higher Education, Masculinity, Homosociality, Friendship, Gender Relations, Anthropology of Gender, Anthropology of Education, Theories of Sociality/Sexuality, Critical Sociology, Gender Studies, Critical Studies of Men & Masculinities, Qualitative Methods & Ethnography

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Monograph

Between Class & Friendship: Homosociality in an All-Male Residence Hall in the U.S. (Preparing to be sent to university press).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Karioris, Frank G. ‘Temporally Adrift & Permanently Liminal: A US University as Site of Transition/Frontier’. Culture Unbound Vol 8.1 (May 2016).

Karioris, Frank G. ‘Towards an Intersectional Approach to Male Homosociality’, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Bulletin, 45.1 (January 2014).

Allan, Jonathan & Karioris, Frank G. ‘”Grow a Pair!”: Testicles and Masculinity in Men’s Studies’. Journal of Men’s Studies (Accepted for publication).

Submitted
Karioris, Frank G. ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Friendship: Education and ‘Crisis’ in Young Men’s Homosocial Relations’. Masculinities: A Journal of Identity & Culture (Submitted).

Edited Volumes
Cornwall, Andrea; Lindisfarne, Nancy, & Karioris, Frank G. (Editors) Masculinities Under Neoliberalism (Zed Books 2016).

Siganporia, Harmony and Karioris, Frank G. (Editors) ‘Rupture & Exile: Permanent Liminality in Spaces for Movement & Abandonment’. Thematic Section [Special Issue] Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research (2016).

Karioris, Frank G. and Loeser, Cassandra (Editors) Reimagining Masculinities: Beyond Masculinist Epistemology (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015).

Karioris, Frank G., Manta, Alexandra Claudia, Temmes, Maria, Baxendale, Matthew & Zekany, Eva (Editors) ‘Science Studies’, Pulse: A History, Sociology, & Philosophy of Science Journal, Issue 3 (June 2015).

Karioris, Frank G., Manta, Alexandra Claudia, Temmes, Maria, & Zekany, Eva (Editors) ‘Life & Method’, Pulse: A History, Sociology, & Philosophy of Science Journal, Issue 2 (August 2014).
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Karioris, Frank G., Manta, Alexandra Claudia, & Šaras, Emily D. (Editors) ‘Science Studies’, Pulse: A History, Sociology, & Philosophy of Science Journal, Issue 1 (July 2013).

Book Chapters

Karioris, Frank G. ‘(Dis)Locations of Homosociality: Men in an All-Male University Residence Hall’. In Cornwall, Andrea, Lindisfarne, Nancy, & Karioris, Frank G. (editors) Masculinities Under Neoliberalism (Zed Books 2016).

Cornwall, Andrea, Lindisfarne, Nancy, & Karioris, Frank G. ‘Preface: Masculinities Under Neoliberalism’. In Cornwall, Andrea, Lindisfarne, Nancy, & Karioris, Frank G. (editors) Masculinities Under Neoliberalism (Zed Books 2016).

Karioris, Frank G. ‘Problematic (Male) Homosociality: Youth, Marriage, and “Adulthood”’, in Pilińska, Anna & Siganpouria, Harmony (editors) Femininities & Masculinities Conference ebook (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015).

Karioris, Frank G. ‘Amicus et Sodalitas, Sicut: The Figure of Homosocial Relations in Men’s Lives’. In Karioris, F.G. and Loeser, C. (Eds) Reimagining Masculinities: Beyond Masculinist Epistemology (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015).

Loeser, Cassandra and Karioris, F.G. ‘Reimagining Masculinities: Beyond Masculinist Epistemology’. In Karioris, F.G. and Loeser, C. (Eds) Reimagining Masculinities: Beyond Masculinist Epistemology(Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015).

Karioris, Frank G. (2013) ‘The Bro Code as a Relational Starter’, in How I Met Your Mother and Philosophy, ed. Lorenzo Von Matterhorn (Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company, 2013).

 

MEMBERSHIPS

American Men’s Studies Association (2015-present)
International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics (2016-present)

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