Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE
2012-2013 Academic Year
 
Rebecca C. Dolinsky, Ph.D.
 
OFFICE                                                                                                                
Association of American Colleges and Universities                                    
1818 R St. NW                                                                                                      
Washington, DC  20009                                                                                      
(202) 387-3760 x 409                                                                                            
dolinsky@aacu.org; rcdolinsky@loyola.edu

EDUCATION

University of California, Santa Cruz
Ph.D.     Sociology (Parenthetical Notation in Feminist Studies), 2010
DissertationLesbian and Gay DC:  Identity, Emotion, and Experience in Washington, DC’s Social and Activist Communities (1961-1986)
                Research Methodology:  Qualitative and Ethnographic

Ohio University
M.A.      Sociology, 2001
ThesisThe Social Construction of Campus Crime
                Research Methodology:  Qualitative

Kent State University
B.A.        Sociology, 1997

DISSERTATION COMMITTEE

Nancy E. Stoller, Chair – Professor Emeritus, Department of Community Studies (affiliate of Feminist Studies and Sociology), University of California, Santa Cruz

Dana Y. Takagi – Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Bettina Aptheker – Professor, Department of Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Loyola University Maryland – Department of Sociology

Sociology of Sexuality                                                                                                     spring 2011, spring 2012, spring 2013
Description:  Using a sociological lens, human sexuality is examined in relation to identities, culture, institutions, and the larger social structure.  The acquisition of sexuality and alternative forms of sexuality are also heavily considered.

Introduction to Gender Studies                                                                                                                     fall 2011, fall 2012
Description:  An interdisciplinary approach to the role of gender in society.  Gender is situated within contemporary U.S. society—a cross-cultural and transnational landscape where identities are relational, institutional, and continually shifting social constructs.

Lecturer, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus – Department of Communication & Human Studies

Introduction to Sociology I                                                                                                                        spring–summer 2008
Description:  Introductory course to the discipline of sociology; focused on social groups, institutions, social structure, inequality.

Gender and Sex Roles                                                                                                                                               spring 2008 
Description:  Using a sociological lens, explored the relationship between gender and social institutions with a focus on contemporary social issues.

Teaching Assistant, University of California, District of Columbia

Internship Seminar                                                                                                                              winter 2006, spring 2007
Description:  Mentored students interning in Washington, DC; guided students through the process of writing an extensive research paper based on internship.

Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz – Department of Sociology

Nonverbal Communication; Logic & Methods of Social Inquiry; Contemporary American Society; Statistical Methods; Issues and Problems in American Society; Introduction to Sociology; Social Movements; Contemporary Sociological Theory; Society and Nature; World Society                                                                                         winter 2002–spring 2006
Description:  Led section meetings; graded tests/papers; attended lecture; proctored exams.

Lecturer, Ohio University – Department of Sociology

Contemporary Social Problems                                                                                                        winter 2000–summer 2001
Description:  Discussed contemporary U.S. social problems using sociological theory/perspectives.

Teaching Assistant, Ohio University – Department of Sociology

Contemporary Social Problems                                                                                                                                    fall 2000
                Description:  Graded tests/papers; attended lecture; proctored exams.

Graduate Research Assistant, Ohio University – Department of Sociology

Assisted Professor Amanda Konradi                                                                                                                     summer 2000
                Description:  Identified and coded data for comparative analysis purposes.

INVITED LECTURES
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Loyola University Maryland – Lectured on qualitative research methodology and data collection.  Social Research Methods course (SOCL 109)                                                                                                                                                    winter 2008

University of California, Santa Cruz – Lectured on U.S. feminist, lesbian, and gay activism during the 1960s and 1970s.  Social Movements course (Socy 172)                                                                                                                    summer 2004

RECOGNITIONS/AWARDS /FELLOWSHIPS

Dissertation Fellowship
Department of Sociology – University of California, Santa Cruz                                                             2009–2010

Travel Grant
Department of Sociology – University of California, Santa Cruz                                         2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Doctoral Student Sabbatical Fellowship
University of California, Santa Cruz                                                                                                         winter 2005

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award   

            Department of Sociology – University of California, Santa Cruz                                                                 2003–2004


Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
                College of Arts and Sciences – Ohio University                                                                                        2000–2001

Inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociology Honor Society                                                            May 2000

PUBLICATIONS

Academic Journals
Dolinsky, Rebecca C. 2013.  “Emotional Memories Stemming from a Crisis:  A Snapshot of AIDS Activism in Washington, DC (1981-1986).”  Journal of Homosexuality (forthcoming).

Dolinsky, Rebecca C.  2010.  Review of Erika Summers-Effler’s Laughing Saints and Righteous Heroes:  Emotional Rhythms in Social Movement Groups, in Social Forces:  International Journal of Social Research 89(1), September 2010, pp. 332-334.

Blog Posts
“Reflections of an Adjunct Professor on Inclusive Excellence.”  Posted March 29, 2012 on AAC&U’s’ liberal.education nation blog.

PAPERS PRESENTED; PANELS MODERATED AND PRESIDED

Dolinsky, Rebecca C.  2010.  Panel:  “A Historical Perspective on Washington, DC’s LGBT Religious and Spiritual Communities.”  Annual Conference of the Washington, D.C. Historical Society.  Washington, D.C.  November, 2010.  Panel Organizer and Moderator.

Dolinsky, Rebecca C.  2010.  Paper:  “Washington, D.C.’s Gay Women’s Open House.”  Panel:  “Lesbian Spaces and Lesbian Centers.”  Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Conference, City University of New York.  New York, NY.  October, 2010.  Presenter.

Dolinsky, Rebecca C.  2010.  Paper:  “Emotions and Activism: The Impact of AIDS on Washington, DC’s Black Lesbian and Gay Community.”  Panel:  “Emotions and Inequality.”  Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.  Atlanta, GA.  August, 2010.  Presenter.

Dolinsky, Rebecca C.  2009.  Paper:  “Discriminatory Tactics: Washington, DC and the Gay Club Scene in the early 1970s to mid 1980s.”  Panel:  “GLBTQ Racism and Anti-Racism.”  Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.  San Francisco, CA.  August, 2009.  Presenter and Presider.

 

Dolinsky, Rebecca C.  2008.  Paper:  “Creating Queer Community and Space.”  Panel:  “Queering DC: Roots of Activism and Community in LGBT Washington.”  Annual Conference of the Washington, D.C. Historical Society.  Washington, D.C.  November, 2008.  Presenter.

Dolinsky, Rebecca C.  2007.  Paper:  “Single-Issue Idealism in LGBT Activism, Washington DC (1961-1980).”  “Sociology of Sexualities” Refereed Roundtable Session.  Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.  New York, NY.  August, 2007.  Presenter.

SELECTION COMMITTEES

Jessica L. Roy Memorial Award Selection Committee
University of California, Santa Cruz (Sociology Department)                                                                                2008–present

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Sociological Association                                                                                                                         2007–present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research Analyst and Program Coordinator                                                                                                      2012–present
Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment/Office of Development
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
DescriptionConduct qualitative interviews, analyze interview data, and write research reports for the Quality Collaboratives project (a three-year project beta testing Lumina Foundation’s Degree Qualifications Profile in the context of transfer between two- and four-year institutions); research donor prospects; coordinate Sponsorship Program.

Development Assistant/Program Associate/Development and Research Associate                                            2006–2011
Office of Development
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
Description:  Researched donor prospects; prospect tracking; management and maintenance of development funds; assisted/co-coordinated Sponsorship Program; administrative tasks.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Member of the Rainbow History Project Advisory Board, Washington, DC (June 2011–present)

Member of the Rainbow History Project Board of Directors, Washington, DC (January 2008–June 2011)

Member of the Triangle Speaker’s Board of Directors, Santa Cruz, CA (summer 2005–summer 2006)

Member of the UCSC Women’s Center Board of Directors, Santa Cruz, CA (spring 2003–spring 2005)