Eric Swank

Associate Professor of Practice
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
2151
Assoc Professor of Practice - HArCS
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
2151
Associate Professor of Practice
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
2151

Biography

Eric Swank is an associate professor of practice at Arizona State University (Social and Cultural Analysis at ASU West). His research specializes in gender relations, sexualities, racism and social movements. With more than 55 publications, Swank writes on the ways that stigmatized populations accept and challenge social inequalities. In doing so, his studies explores the ways that education and heterosexist assumptions are related to minority stress, LGBT activism, sexual compliance and color-blind racism. His publications appear in Social Science Research, Sex Roles, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Journal of Homosexuality, Research in Higher Education, and other top journals. In 2018, Swank also edited his first book,"Transforming Contagion:Risky Contacts among Bodies, Disciplines, and Nations."

Swank also serves as the associate director of NCUIRE. This is a program that supports undergraduate research in the New College of Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Research Interests

My research focuses on the ways that stigmatized populations accept and challenge social inequalities. Studies on the framing practices of LGBT, feminist, pro-life, and antiwar activism has appeared in the Journal of Homosexuality, Sex Roles, Sexuality Research & Social Policy, and Sociological Inquiry (among others).  My most recent papers explores the link of sexual identities to particpation in several liberal and conservative social movements (Social Science Reserch) and the why lesbians and gays protest more than heterosexuals (Politics, Groups & Identities). A newer paper on emotional labor among heterosexual couples was printed in Feminist Formations and another tries to explain sexuality differences in voting for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidental elections (Journal of GLBT Family Studies).  Lastly my co-edited book, Transforming Contagion, deals with the dangers and subversive potential of social contagion (Rutgers University Press).

 

Publications

Book

Fahs, Breanne, Mann, Annika, Swank, Eric and Stage, Sarah (eds.).  2018. Transforming Contagion: Anxieties, Modalities, Possibilities. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Journal Articles since 2016

Swank, Eric. 2019. “The Political Distinctiveness of Gays and Lesbians: Explaining Protest actions across Sexual Identities.” Politics, Groups & Identities, 7:1-20.

Swank, Eric and Fahs, Breanne. 2019. “Explaining the Sexuality Gap in Protest Participation.” Journal of Homosexuality, 66 324-348.

Swank, Eric. 2019. “Sexual Identities and Racial Attitudes among Black, Latinx, and White Individuals.” Journal of Bisexuality. 19: 305-33.

Swank, Eric. 2018 “Sexual Identities and Participation in Liberal  and Conservative Social Movements.” Social Science Research, 74:176-186.

Swank, Eric. 2018. “Who Voted for Hillary Clinton? Sexual Identities, Gender, and Family Influences.” Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 14: 21-42.

Swank, Eric and Fahs, Breanne. 2017. “College Students, Sexualities Identities, and Participation in Political Marches.” Sexuality Research & Social Policy, 14: 122-132.

Swank, Eric and Fahs, Breanne. 2017. "Understanding Feminist Activism among Women: Resources, Consciousness, and Social Networks." Socious: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, 3: 1-9.

Fahs, Breanne and Swank, Eric. 2017. “Exploring Stigma of “Extreme” Weight Gain: The Terror of Fat Possible Selves in Women’s Responses to Hypothetically Gaining One Hundred Pounds.”Women’s Studies International Forum, 61: 1-8

Swank, Eric, and Fahs, Breanne. 2016. "Gay rights activism: collection action frames, networks, and protesting among gays, lesbians, and bisexuals." Journal of Civil Society 12, 430-447.

Swank, Eric, and Fahs, Breanne. 2016. "Resources, Masculinities, and Gender Differences Among Pro-life Activists." Sexuality & Culture, 20, 277-294.

Fahs, Breanne and Swank, Eric. 2016. “The Other Third Shift? Women’s Emotion Work in their Sexual Relationships.” Feminist Formations, 28, 46-69.

 

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
HRC 310 Social & Cultural Stds/Theory
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
MAS 501 Mthd Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
AMS 380 Race, Gender, and Class
ETH 380 Race, Gender, and Class
WST 380 Race, Gender, and Class
WST 494 Special Topics
ETH 494 Special Topics
JHR 598 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
HRC 310 Social & Cultural Stds/Theory
MAS 501 Mthd Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
AMS 334 Class in America
WST 394 Special Topics
ETH 394 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HRC 310 Social & Cultural Stds/Theory
MAS 501 Mthd Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
WST 380 Race, Gender, and Class
ETH 380 Race, Gender, and Class
AMS 380 Race, Gender, and Class
HRC 480 Capstone: Practices/Approaches
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
HRC 310 Social & Cultural Stds/Theory
MAS 501 Mthd Interdisciplinary Inquiry
MAS 585 Capstone Course
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
WST 276 U.S. Women's Movements
AMS 334 American Class
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
HRC 310 Social & Cultural Stds/Theory
MAS 501 Mthd Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Editorships

  • Psychology & Sexuality, Editorial Board (2017-Present)
  • Journal of College and Character, Editorial Board (2015 -Present)
  • Journal of Poverty, Editorial Board (1997- Present)

Service

  • NCUIRE, Associate Director (2015 - Present)