CHSS Connection: Publications

Monday, March 15, 2021

March/April 2021 issue

Francisco-Menchavez and coauthors publish research on exploitation of Filipino caregivers to elderly

Professor of Sociology Valerie Francisco-Menchavez published an article in Alon: Journal for Filipinx American and Diasporic Studies, along with SF State alumna Kristal Osorio (B.A., Sociology, ’20) and Elaika Celemen, a research assistant at the Center for Research and Education in Gender and Sexuality. The article, “Filipino Formal Caregivers to the Elderly and Normalized Explotation in the Workplace,” argues that “a caregiver’s sociocultural contexts including the labor conditions a privatized US eldercare industry and transnational obligations to families in the Philippines shape how they perceive their health as it is associated with their formal caregiving work.”

Gallo analyzes victim support for violence against women in Sweden

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Studies Carina Gallo published an article, “An influential child of its time: Victim Support Sweden and the changing discourse on violence against women,” in the Nordic Journal of Criminology with Kerstin Svensson of Lund University. The article analyzes policy work of the Swedish Association for Victim Support in the area of violence against women.

O’Shaughnessy examines Latinx and African American queer women’s self-stigma to seek psychological help

Associate Professor of Counseling Tiffany O’Shaughnessy recently coauthored an article, “Psychological Distress, Alcohol Misuse and Stigma to Seek Psychological Help in a Community Sample of Sexual Diverse Women of Color,” with Alison Cerezo of UC Santa Barbara. The paper was published in the Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling. The authors sampled Latinx and African American queer women to examine what helped or hindered their comfort with seeking psychological help. The results indicated that intersectional discrimination across race and sexual orientation was positively associated with self-stigma to seek psychological help. The authors encouraged counselors to consider the role of alcohol use and self-stigma as they work to reduce the treatment gap for this community.

O’Shaughnessy looks at COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts on LGBTQ+ health, well-being

Associate Professor of Counseling Tiffany O’Shaughnessy recently coauthored an article, “Understanding the Power of Social Media during COVID-19: Forming Social Norms for Drinking among Sexual Minority Gender Expansive College Women,” with colleages from UC Santa Barbara. The paper was published in a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality focusing on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ+ health and well-being. The paper shares the results of focus groups held with sexual minority gender expansive college women regarding the ways that they engage with social media including alcohol-related content. The authors found that social drinking via social networking sites became increasingly prominent during shelter-in-place as a way to combat isolation, boredom and the general stress of coping with COVID-19.

Peper, Harvey publish article on somatics

Erik Peper and Rick Harvey, professors in the Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism and Institute of Holistic Health Studies, coauthored an article, “Reduce stress, anxiety and negative thoughts with somatics,” in the journal Somatics.

Rosegard, Peper, Harvey publish study on Zoom fatigue

Professors of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Erik Rosegard (chair), Erik Peper and Rick Harvey, and Lecturer of Communications Marc Martin recently published the study “Avoid Zoom Fatigue, Be Present and Learn” in the open-access journal NeuroRegulation. The paper explores plausible reasons why some students report having more difficulty learning online, predominantly in Zoom synchronous classes, and suggests strategies that students can do to optimize their learning.