Sociology

Patricia Wonch Hill, research assistant professor of sociology and the chapter’s lead author, said data from an ADVANCE-Nebraska Faculty Network and Workload Study was used to study the changing academic workforce. The research, she said, demonstrates how the changes among faculty demographics are not always reflected in policies.

In the popular narrative, motherhood among lesbians or bisexual women is usually viewed in one of two ways: non-existent, or seeking evidence of a lesbian baby boom. However, a new study led by UNL's Emily Kazyak suggests that the notion of motherhood is much broader and more complex in the minds of sexual-minority women than those stereotypes allow.

Research by UNL's Philip Schwadel has found that younger generations are closing the social class gap between evangelical Protestants and mainline denominations. And in what appears to be an important shift in the U.S. religious landscape, a growing number of younger-generation working-class Americans are not affiliated with any particular religious denomination.

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