Shannon N Davis

Shannon N Davis

Shannon N Davis

Associate Professor

Sociology of families and intimate relationships, gender ideologies, gender inequality, research methods

Dr. Davis received her BA in Sociology in 1997 with distinction as an Undergraduate Research Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  She received her Ph.D. in Sociology in 2004 from North Carolina State University.  She also spent two years as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Carolina Population Center

Her research has two foci.  One vein of her work focuses on the creation of families and the negotiation of family life.  Specifically, she is interested in how family members negotiate the intersection of paid and unpaid work in their daily lives and how gender inequality is reproduced in families.  Recently, she began investigating the ways married couples are responding to the recent economic recession, and how these responses facilitate and undermine gender equality. The second, and related, focus of her research is on the construction and maintenance of beliefs about gender, or gender ideologies. She is also interested in the ways in which gender ideologies inform decisions about education, work, and relationships. Other recent research has examined the processes through which inequality is reproduced or undermined in higher education with an eye toward understanding the role that undergraduate research can play in changing the future of the professoriate. She was the recipient of a 2012 OSCAR Mentor Award for her mentorship of undergraduate scholars and a 2013 Teaching Excellence Award winner. In 2018, she received the Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

 

Selected Publications

Davis, Shannon N., Sarah Winslow, and David J. Maume, Editors. 2017. Gender in the Twenty-First Century:  The Stalled Revolution and the Road to Equality. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Davis, Shannon N. and Joshua Tuttle.  2017. “Context, Opportunity, and Demands: Satisfaction with Work-Life Balance in 26 European Countries.”  Journal of Comparative Family Studies 48(4): 329-348. 

Winslow, Sarah and Shannon N. Davis. 2016. “Gender Inequality across the Academic Life Course.”  Sociology Compass 10 (5): 404-416.

Davis, Shannon N., Shannon K. Jacobsen, and Melissa Ryan. 2015.  “Gender, Race, and Inequality in Higher Education: An Intersectional Analysis of Faculty-Student Undergraduate Research Pairs at a Diverse University.”  Race, Gender & Class 22 (3-4): 7-30.

Davis, Shannon N. and Theodore N. Greenstein (Eds.). 2013.  Special issue of Journal of Family Theory & Review. “Why Study Housework?” Volume 5 (2): 63-149.

Greenstein, Theodore N. and Shannon N. Davis. 2013.   Methods of Family Research, 3rd Edition.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Davis, Shannon N. and Theodore N. Greenstein.  2009. “Gender Ideology: Components, Predictors, and Consequences.”  Annual Review of Sociology 35:88-105.

Expanded Publication List

BOOKS

 

Davis, Shannon N., Sarah Winslow, and David J. Maume, Editors. 2017. Gender in the Twenty-First Century:  The Stalled Revolution and the Road to Equality. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. (ISBN: 978‑0‑520‑29138‑6 (hard cover) and 978-0-520-29139-3 (paper))

 

Greenstein, Theodore N. and Shannon N. Davis.  2013. Methods of Family Research, 3rd Edition.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (ISBN: 9781412992831)

 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES 

Davis, Shannon N. and Angela J. Hattery.  2018. “Teaching Feminist Research Methods: A Comment and an Evaluation.” In press, Journal of Feminist Scholarship.          

Myroniuk, Tyler W. and Shannon N. Davis. 2018. “Multi-Faceted Household Dependency, Work-Family Conflict, and Self-Rated Health in Five High-Income Countries.” In press, Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research.

Shevchuk, Andrey, Denis Strebkov, and Shannon N. Davis. 2018. “Work Value Orientations and Worker Subjective Well-being: Implications of the Job Demand Control and Job Demands-Resources Models among Self-Employed Professionals.” In press, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.

Fleming, Colby** and Shannon N. Davis. 2018. “Masculinity and Virgin-shaming in College Men.” In press, Journal of Men’s Studies.

Shevchuk, Andrey, Denis Strebkov, and Shannon N. Davis. 2018. “The Autonomy Paradox: How Night Work Undermines Subjective Well-Being of Internet Freelancers.” In press, ILR Review.

Morrison, Janet A, Nancy J. Berner, Jill M. Manske, Rebecca M. Jones, Shannon N. Davis, and Pamela W. Garner. 2018. “Surveying Faculty Perspectives on Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: A Three-Institution Study.” In press, SPUR: Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research.

Davis, Shannon N. and Rebecca M. Jones. 2017. “Understanding the Role of the Mentor in Developing Research Competency Among Undergraduate Researchers.” Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 25(4): 455-465.

Davis, Shannon N. and Joshua Tuttle*.  2017. “Context, Opportunity, and Demands: Satisfaction with Work-Life Balance in 26 European Countries.”  Journal of Comparative Family Studies 48(4): 329-348.

Wills, Jeremiah B. and Shannon N. Davis.  2017. “How Do Child Characteristics Contribute to the Motherhood Wage Penalty?” International Journal of Sociology of the Family 43 (1-2): 1-15.

 Mahatmya, Duhita, Janet Morrison, Rebecca Jones, Pamela Garner, Shannon N. Davis, Jill Manske, Nancy Berner, Ann Johnson, and Jayna Ditty. 2017. “Pathways to Undergraduate Research Experiences: A Multi-institutional Study.” Innovative Higher Education 42 (5-6): 491-504.

Davis, Shannon N. 2017. “Sociology, Theory, and the Feminist Sociological Canon: Questioning the Use of “Doing Gender” as a Sociological Theory.” SAGE Open, January-March: 1-5. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2158244017697157

Davis, Shannon N. 2016. “Categorizing Married Couple Expected Employment Prioritization in the Post-Recession United States.” Family Science Review 21(3): 84-102.

Pearce, Lisa D. and Shannon N. Davis.  2016. “How Early Life Religious Exposure Relates to the Timing of First Birth.”  Journal of Marriage and Family 78(5):1422-1438.

Winslow, Sarah and Shannon N. Davis. 2016. “Gender Inequality across the Academic Life Course.”  Sociology Compass 10 (5): 404-416.

Davis, Shannon N., Duhita Mahatmya, Rebecca M. Jones, and Pamela W. Garner.  2016. “Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers: A Pathway to Interdisciplinary Research?”  Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 23 (5): 427-440.

Davis, Shannon N., Shannon K. Jacobsen*, and Melissa Ryan**.  2015. “Gender, Race, and Inequality in Higher Education: An Intersectional Analysis of Faculty-Student Undergraduate Research Pairs at a Diverse University.”  Race, Gender & Class 22 (3-4): 7-30.

Tuttle, Joshua* and Shannon N. Davis.  2015. “Religion, Infidelity, and Divorce: Re-examining the Effect of Religious Behavior on Divorce in Long-Married Couples.” Journal of Divorce and Remarriage 56 (6): 475-489.

Shevchuk, Andrey, Denis Strebkov, and Shannon N. Davis.  2015. “Educational Mismatch, Gender, and Satisfaction in Self-employment: The Case of Russian-language Internet Freelancers.”  Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 40: 16-28.

Davis, Shannon N. and Barbara J. Risman.  2015. “Feminists Wrestle with Testosterone: Hormones, Socialization, and Cultural Expectations as Predictors of Women's Gendered Selves.” Social Science Research 49: 110-125.

Davis, Shannon N., Andrey Shevchuk and Denis Strebkov.  2014. “Pathways to Satisfaction with Work-Life Balance: The Case of Russian-Language Internet Freelancers.”  Journal of Family and Economic Issues 35(4): 542-556.

Reiter, Miranda* and Shannon N. Davis. 2014. “Gendered Personalities and the Development of Eating Disorders in College Students.” International Review of Modern Sociology 41(1): 27-39.

Davis, Shannon N. and Jeremiah B. Wills.  2014. “Theoretical Explanations Amidst Social Change: A Content Analysis of Housework Research (1975‑2012)” Journal of Family Issues 35(6):808-824.

Davis, Shannon N. and Shannon K. Jacobsen*.  2014. “Anticipating Challenges to Infusing Undergraduate Research into a Research-Intensive Institution: Insights from Faculty Mentors.” Innovative Higher Education 39(1): 17-31.

Ngo, Phi H.* and Shannon N. Davis.  2014. “Racial/Ethnic Variations in the Influence of Parental Attachment on Adolescent Substance Abuse.” Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse 13(1): 23-38.

Jones, Rebecca M. and Shannon N. Davis. 2014. “Assessing Faculty Perspectives on Undergraduate Research: Implications from Studies of Two Faculties.” CUR Quarterly 34(3):37-42.

Davis, Jacqueline Coombe** and Shannon N. Davis.  2013. “Gender Differences in the Influence of Television on Gender Ideology? TV Hours and Attitudes Toward Employed Mothers 1988-2008.” International Review of Modern Sociology 39(2): 205-223.

Gorski, Paul E., Shannon N. Davis, and Abigail B. Reiter*.  2013. “An Examination of the (In)visibility of Sexual Orientation, Heterosexism, Homophobia, and Other LGBTQ Concerns in U.S. Multicultural Teacher Education Coursework.” Journal of LGBT Youth 10(3): 224-248.

Davis, Shannon N. and Theodore N. Greenstein.  2013. “Why Study Housework?  Cleaning as a Window into Power in Couples.”  Journal of Family Theory & Review 5(2): 63-71. [peer-reviewed contribution to special issue: “Why Study Housework?”]

Gorski, Paul E., Shannon N. Davis, and Abigail B. Reiter*.  2012. “Self‑Efficacy and Multicultural Teacher Education: The Factors that Influence Who Feels Qualified to Be a Multicultural Teacher Educator.”  Multicultural Perspectives 14(4): 220-228.

Davis, Shannon N., Shannon K. Jacobsen*, and Julia Anderson*.  2012. “From the Great Recession to Greater Gender Equality? Family Mobility and the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender.”  Marriage & Family Review 48(7): 601-620.

Davis, Shannon N., Ruth Jackson**, and Christine Aicardi**.  2012. “'What Race Do You Consider Yourself?’ Factors Influencing Use of Color in Racial Self‑Classification.” Sociation Today 10 (1). http://www.ncsociology.org/sociationtoday/v101/race.htm

Watson, Victoria J.*, Gregory Guagnano, and Shannon N. Davis.  2012. "Understanding HIV Stigma among University Students: Judgment, Blame and Interpersonal Avoidance.” Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice 49(1) 33-49. 

Treiber, Linda A. and Shannon N. Davis.   2012. “The Role of ‘Workplace Family’ Support on Worker Health, Exhaustion, and Pain.”  Community, Work, and Family 15: 1-27.

Reiter, Abigail B.* and Shannon N. Davis.  2011. “Factors Influencing Pre‑Service Teachers' Beliefs about Student Achievement: Evaluation of a Pre‑Service Teacher Diversity Awareness Program.”   Multicultural Education 18:41-46.

Davis, Shannon N. and Perry Ann Threlfall*.  2011. “Culture, Context, or Religion: What Really Gets Single Mothers Down the Aisle.”  Sociological Focus 44: 194-209.

Davis, Shannon N.  2011. “Support, Demands, and Gender Ideology: Exploring Work‑Family Facilitation and Work‑Family Conflict among Older Workers.”  Marriage & Family Review 47: 363-382.

Davis, Shannon N.  2010. “The Answer Doesn't Seem to Change, so Maybe We Should Change the Question: A Commentary on Lachance‑Grzela and Bouchard (2010) [invited commentary].” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 63 (11-12): 786-790.

Davis, Shannon N. and Sara B. Moore*.  2010. “Bearing Children, Becoming Mothers:  The Influence of Childbearing on Unmarried Women's Gender Ideologies.” International Journal of Sociology of the Family 36 (2): 77-91.

Davis, Shannon N. and Jeremiah B. Wills. 2010. “Adolescent Gender Ideology Socialization: Direct and Moderating Effects of Fathers' Beliefs.” Sociological Spectrum 30: 580-604.

Davis, Shannon N.  2010. “Is Justice Contextual? Married Women’s Perceptions of Fairness of the Division of Household Labor in 12 Nations.”Journal of Comparative Family Studies 41:19-39. ***Top 10 Nominee for 2010 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work‑Family Research

Vallas, Steven P., Emily Zimmerman, and Shannon N. Davis.  2009. “Enemies of the State?  Testing Three Models of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment.”  Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 27: 201-217.

Davis, Shannon N. and Theodore N. Greenstein.  2009. “Gender Ideology: Components, Predictors, and Consequences.”  Annual Review of Sociology 35:88-105.

Davis, Shannon N.  2008. “Premarital Cohabitation, Gender Ideologies, and Timing of First Marital Birth.”  International Journal of Sociology of the Family 34: 1-18.

Davis, Shannon N., Theodore N. Greenstein, and Jennifer P. Gerteisen Marks.  2007. “Effects of Union Type on Division of Household Labor: Do Cohabiting Men Really Perform More Housework?”  Journal of Family Issues 28: 1246-1272.

Davis, Shannon N.  2007. “Gender Ideology Construction from Adolescence to Young Adulthood.”  Social Science Research 36: 1021-1041.

Davis, Shannon N. and Lisa D. Pearce.  2007. “Adolescents’ Work-Family Gender Ideologies and Educational Expectations.”  Sociological Perspectives 50: 249-271.

Greenstein, Theodore N. and Shannon N. Davis.  2006. “Cross-National Variations in Divorce: Effects of Women’s Power and Prestige.” Journal of Comparative Family Studies 37 (3): 253‑273.

Davis, Shannon N. and Theodore N. Greenstein.  2004. “Cross-National Variations in the Division of Household Labor.”  Journal of Marriage and Family 66: 1260-1271.

Jones, Angela Lewellyn, Shannon N. Davis and Jammie Price.  2004. “Preparing Future Faculty: A New Approach at North Carolina State University.”  Teaching Sociology 32: 264-275.

Davis, Shannon N. and Theodore N. Greenstein.  2004. “Interactive Effects of Gender Ideology and Age at First Marriage on Women’s Marital Disruption.” Journal of Family Issues 25: 658-682.

Davis, Shannon N.  2003. “Sex Stereotypes in Commercials Targeted toward Children: A Content Analysis.”  Sociological Spectrum 23: 407-424.

Davis, Shannon N., Denise L. Bissler, and Jeffrey Leiter. 2001. “Leveling the Playing Field: An Orientation to Graduate Study in Sociology.”  Teaching Sociology 29: 454-462.

 

*Graduate student co-author **Undergraduate student co-author

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Garner, Pamela N., Duhita Mahatmya, Rebecca M. Jones, and Shannon N. Davis. “Undergraduate Research Mentoring Relationships: A Mechanism for Developing Social Capital for Underrepresented Students.”  2018. Invited book chapter, Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research (edited by Maureen Vandermass-Peeler, Paul C. Miller, and Jessie L. Moore). Council on Undergraduate Research.

Tuttle, Joshua D.* and Shannon N. Davis. 2018. “A Slow March Forward: The Impact of Religious Change on Gender Ideology in The Contemporary United States.” In press in Women and Religion: Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era (edited by Elisabetta Ruspini, Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, and Consuelo Corradi). Policy Press.

Davis, Shannon N. and Alysia Blake*.   2018. “Does Biology Limit Equality?” Pp. 109-118 in Barbara J. Risman, Carissa Froyum, and William Scarborough (Editors).  Springer Handbook of the Sociology of Gender. Berlin: Springer Press.

Davis, Shannon N., Julia Anderson*, and Shannon K. Jacobsen*.  2017. “Uncovering Pathways to Support for Family Relocation: The Gendered Influence of the Division of Housework and Perceptions of Fairness.” Pp. 185-202 in Elizabeth Fish Hatfield (Editor).  The Balancing Act: Intersections of Work-Life Balance in Communication Across Identities, Genders, and Cultures. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Davis, Shannon N.  2015. “Ascertaining Family Phenomena: Measuring Family Behaviour.” Pp.59-71 in Stella Quah (Editor). Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia.  Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Davis, Shannon N. and Brittany Owen**.  2015. “Life in a Dual-Earner Couple Before, During, and After the Great Recession.”  Pp. 198-213 in Barbara J. Risman and Virginia Rutter (Editors).  Families As They Really Are, 2nd Edition.  New York: W. W. Norton.

 

*Graduate student co-author **Undergraduate student co-author

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

Davis, Shannon N. 2016. "Gender Belief System/Gender Ideology in the United States.” Pp. 949-951 in Nancy Naples (Editor).  The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender & Sexuality Studies, Volume 3.  Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Davis, Shannon N.  2016. “Work and Families in the United States.”  Pp. 2064-2070 in Constance Shehan (Editor).  The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies, Volume IV. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Davis, Shannon N.  2009. “Bem Sex Role Inventory.”  Pp. 58-60 in Jodi O’Brien (Editor).  Encyclopedia of Gender and Society.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Davis, Shannon N.  2008. “Feminization of Poverty.”  Pp. 370-372 in Vincent N. Parrillo (Editor).  Encyclopedia of Social Problems.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 Davis, Shannon N. and Barbara J. Risman.   2003. “Dual-Earner Families.”  Pp. 496-501 in James J. Ponzetti, Jr. (Editor).  International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Relationships, Second Edition.  New York: Macmillan Reference USA. 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Witte, James C. and Shannon N. Davis. 2017. “New Americans and Civic Engagement in the U.S.” Contexts (Spring 2017): 66-68.

 

Davis, Shannon N.  1997. “Gender Differences in Conflict Resolution.” University of North Carolina at Asheville Journal of Undergraduate Research 10:3-22.

Grants and Fellowships

Davis, Shannon N. (Principal Investigator). 2016. “The Construction of Perceived Research Competency among Sociology Undergraduates.” American Sociological Association Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund.  $2,500.

Witte, James (Principal Investigator), Amy Best, John Dale, and Shannon N. Davis (Co-Principal Investigators). 2015-18. “Civic Engagement in Seven Cities.” Corporation for National and Community Service. $370,110.

Davis, Shannon N. (Principal Investigator).  2011. “Gender and Career Prioritization after the Recession.”  American Sociological Association Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Award. $6,885.

Davis, Shannon N. (Principal Investigator).  2010. “Gender, Social Class, and Career Prioritization after the Recession.”  Faculty Research and Development Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University. $4,930.

Davis, Shannon N.  (Principal Investigator).  2007. “Examining Mechanisms for the Intergenerational Transmission of Beliefs about Gender.”  Faculty Research and Development Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University. $2,700.

Education

BA, Sociology, University of North Carolina - Asheville, 1997

MS, Sociology, North Carolina State University, 2000

PhD, Sociology, North Carolina State University, 2004

Dissertations Supervised

Jessica Emami, Gender, Group Solidarity, Group Conflict, and the Civic Engagement of Iranian Americans (2018)

Victoria Hoverman, Social Perceptions Matter: Exploring Factors that Influence Perceived Community HIV/AIDS Stigma amongst Black, White, and Hispanic Men Who Have Sex with Men (2017)

Perry A. Threlfall, Contextualizing the Support Systems of Single Mothers in College: Facilitating Critical Feminist Analysis Using Mixed Methods (2015)