Contact

Bild på Jamie Sommer. Foto: Andrew Hargrove.
Photo: Andrew Hargrove.

I’m a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, my Masters in Sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and B.A. from Montclair State University. My research and teaching interests broadly include:

  • Environment
  • Health
  • Gender
  • Globalization
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Social Theory
  • Social Science

Professional experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2018-Present, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Instructor, 2017-2018, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY: Introduction to Sociology; Sociology in a Global Perspective

Teaching Assistant, 2014-2018, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY: Race and Ethnicity; Sociology of Adolescence; Sociology of Human Reproduction; Media and Society; War and the Military

Publications

Peer-reviewed article publications

Jamie M. Sommer. Forthcoming. “State Spending and Governance: A Cross-National Analysis of Forest Loss in Developing Nations.” Sociological Inquiry. https://doi.org/10.1111/soin.12224

Jamie M. Sommer, Michael Restivo, John M. Shandra, and Holly Reed. Forthcoming. “African Development Bank Reproductive Health.” Sociology of Development.

Jamie M. Sommer. (2018). “Corrupt Actions and Forest Loss: A Cross-National Analysis.” International Journal of Social Science Studies 6(10): 23-34.

Christoff, Peggy Spitzer, and Jamie M. Sommer. (2018). “Women’s Empowerment and Climate Change Adaptation in Gujarat, India: A Case-Study Analysis of the Local Impact of Transnational Advocacy Networks.” Sustainability 10(6): 1920. doi: 10.3390/su10061920

 Kristen Shorette, Kent Henderson, Jamie M. Sommer, and Wesley Longhofer. 2017. “World society and the natural environment.” Sociology Compass 11(10).

Jamie M. Sommer and Joseph Marchia. 2017. “(Re)defining heteronormativity.” Sexualities 1363460717741801.

 Michael Restivo, John M.  Shandra, and Jamie M. Sommer. 2017. “The United States Agency for International Development and forest loss: A cross-national analysis of environmental aid.” The Social Science Journal. 55(2): 171-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soscij.2017.09.001.

Jamie M. Sommer. 2017. “Grand and petty corruption: a cross-national analysis of forest loss in low-and middle-income nations.” Environmental Sociology 3(4): 414-426.

 Peggy Spitzer Christoff, Nancy Davis Lewis, Min-Huei Lu, and Jamie M. Sommer. 2017. “Women and Political Participation in India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam: A Preliminary Analysis of the Local Impact of Transnational Advocacy Networks in Climate Change Adaptation.” Asian Women 33(2): 1-22.

Jamie M. Sommer, John M. Shandra, and Michael Restivo. 2017. “The World Bank, contradictory lending, and forests: A cross-national analysis of organized hypocrisy.” International Sociology 32(6): 707-730.

Jamie M. Sommer, John M. Shandra, Carolyn Coburn, and Michael Restivo. 2015. “Water, Sanitation, and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross-National Analysis of Maternal and Neo-Natal Mortality.” Human Ecology Review 22(1): 129-152.

Peer-reviewed book chapters

Jamie M. Sommer, John M. Shandra, and Carolyn Coburn. 2019. “Mining Exports Flows, Repression, and Forest Loss: A Cross-National Test of Ecologically Unequal Exchange.” Ecologically Unequal Exchange. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. 167-193.

Peggy Spitzer Christoff and Jamie M. Sommer. 2018. “Climate Change Adaptation and Women’s Political Participation in Thailand: An Analysis of Transnational Advocacy Networks.” Edited by Yongyut Trisurat, Rajendra P. Shrestha and Palle Havmoller, In Thailand: Environmental Resources and Related Policies and Social Issues. Nova Science Publishers Inc, New York.

Peggy Spitzer Christoff and Jamie M. Sommer. Forthcoming. “Open Scholarship and Climate Change in the Asian World” Edited by Dana Haugh and Darren Chase.

Other articles

 Jamie M. Sommer. 2016. “Christianity, Gender and Sexuality.” The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies.                              

Jamie M. Sommer. 2015.“The Tolerance Trap by Suzanne Walters.” The Journal of Homosexuality.

Jamie M. Sommer. 2015. “Understanding Narrative Identity Through Lesbian and Gay Youth by Edmund Coleman-Fountain.” Gender and Society.