Jessica Smartt Gullion, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research, College of Arts and Sciences

Associate Professor


Jessica Smartt Gullion, Ph.D.

CFO 1211


Ph.D., Sociology, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, 2002
M.A., Sociology, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 1998
B.A., English, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1994

Research Interests

Ethnography; Qualitative Inquiry; Post-Humanism; Health and Environment

Latest Articles

The Cheerleader: A Feminist Mom, Her Pre-Teen Daughter, and the Spaces for Girls in American Football
Continuum Journal of Media and Cultural Studies (2016)
Jessica Smartt Gullion

This Toxic Material: A Poetic (Re)Presentation of Cancer/Environment Assemblages
International Review of Qualitative Research (2014)
Jessica Smartt Gullion


Diffractive Ethnography: Social Science and the Ontological Turn
Routledge (2018)
Jessica Smartt Gullion

Writing Ethnography
Sense Publishers (2016)
Jessica Smartt Gullion

In Sickness and and In Health: Sociological Perspectives on Healthcare
Cognella (2015)
John Malek-Ahmadi, Jessica Smartt Gullion

Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling
MIT Press Cambridge, Massachusetts (2015)
Jessica Smartt Gullion

October Birds: A Novel about Pandemic Influenza, Infection Control, and First Responders
Sense Publishers (2014)
Jessica Smartt Gullion

Voices in Sociology: An Introduction to the Core Concepts
Cognella (2010)
Cynthia T. Cook, Helen Brethauer-Gay, Amitra Hodge-Wall, Jessica Smartt Gullion


Partnering with Public Health to Mitigate an Influenza Pandemic
in Introduction to Emergency Management, 2nd edition | CRC Press (2017)
Jessica Smartt Gullion

Arts-Based Research in Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology
in The Handbook of Arts-Based Research | Guilford Press (2017)
Jessica Smartt Gullion, Lisa Shaefer

Chemical Industry
in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, 2nd Edition | Sage (2015)
Jessica Smartt Gullion

You Must Be Superwoman! How Graduate Student Mothers Negotiate Conflicting Roles
in Teacher, Scholar, Mother: Re-Envisioning Motherhood in the Academcy | Lexington Books (2015)
Erin Greybill Ellis, Jessica Smartt Gullion

Environmental Causes
in Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A-Z Guide | Sage (2014)
Jessica Smartt Gullion

Social Representations of Motherhood Through the Practice of Art Journalinig
in Motherhood and Literacies | Demetar Press (2013)
Jessica Smartt Gullion, Ariel Cooksey

Get the Frack Out of My Town: A Case Study in Health Activism
in Voices in Medical Sociology: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives | Cognella (2012)
Jessica Smartt Gullion

Parents Against Medical Advice
in Case Studies in Applied Cultural Anthropology | Wadsworth Publishing (2011)
Lisa Henry, Jessica Smartt Gullion, Greg Gullion

Scholar, Negated
in Mama, PhD | Rutgers University Press (2008)
Jessica Gullion

Internally Funded Projects

Pilot Project of Faculty Diversity Training Program
Texas Woman's University | $1,000.00 | 2019
Research Grant

Book Manuscript Editing
Texas Woman's University | $550.00 | 2019
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Sociological Association
  • Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology
  • International Society for Infectious Disease
  • Intgernational Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
  • North Texas Bioethics Network
  • Southwestern Social Sciences Association
  • Texas Women in Higher Education