College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Phyllis Baker

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
Administrative Faculty - Professor of Sociology and Department Head

Area

Sociology and Gender Studies

Degrees

Ph.D in Sociology, University of California, San Diego; M.A. in Sociology, University of California, San Diego; A.B in Sociology, San Diego State University

Research Interests

Gender and Development, Masculinities, Gender and Work

Teaching Interests

Qualitiative Methods, Sociological Theory, Introduction to Sociology, Social Psychology

Service

2012 – present Department Head, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology 2006 – 2012 Director, Women’s and Gender Studies 2005 – present Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology 1999 – 2006 Associate Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Northern Iowa

Selected Publications

Baker, Phyllis, B. Keith Crew, and Kevin T. Leicht. "The Gendered Way of Hooking Up."UNIversitas 9 (2013-2014). Accessed April, 13, 2014. URL: https://www.uni.edu/universitas/article/gendered-way-hooking-among-college-students

Baker, Phyllis L. and Doug R. Hotek.  Grappling with Gender:  “Exploring Masculinity and Gender in the Bodies, Performances, and Emotions of Scholastic Wrestlers”. Journal of Feminist Scholarship.  vol. 1 (pp. 49-64), 2011.

Baker, Phyllis L. "It Is the Only Way I Can Survive: Gender Paradox among Recent Mexican Immigrants to Iowa" Sociological Perspectives, 47(4), (pp. 393-408), 2004.

Hotek, Doug R. and Phyllis L. Baker "Tomorrow`s Industrial Workers: A Career and Technical Skills Assessment of Recent Mexican Immigrants in Rural Iowa" Race, Gender, and Class: An Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Journal. 11(3), (pp. 127-139), 2004.

Baker, Phyllis L. and Doug R. Hotek. "Perhaps a Blessing: Skills and Contributions of Recent Mexican Immigrants in the Rural Midwest" Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, vol. 25(4), (pp. 448-468), Nov. 2003.

Baker, Phyllis L. and Siqin Yang. "Hitting and Missing the Mark: Feminist Inquiry and Pedagogy in the United States Women`s Graduate Programs." International Journal of Women`s Studies, vol 2:(2), (pp. 89-108), May 2001.

Courses Taught

Social Psychology, Qualitative Methods, Feminist Theory, Introduction to Sociology, Women, Men, and Society, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

Office

Bartlett 1126

Phone

319-273-2786

Email

phyllis.baker@uni.edu