My Curriculum Vita                                 PDF Version - March 2016

(Page Last Updated 9 March 2016)


EDUCATION


December 2004PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Sociology   

December 1999MA, University of Texas at Austin, Sociology                                            

August 1997BA, Stony Brook University, Sociology, Cum Laude

  1. ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE


  2. 2014 – Governors State University, Associate Professor in Anthropology and Sociology

  3. 2009 – 2014 Governors State University, Assistant Professor in Political and Justice Studies and Anthropology and Sociology

  4. 2006 – 2009Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California – San Francisco

  5. 2005 & 2008Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Science/Creative Arts, Skyline Community College, San Mateo County, Calif.

  6. 2001 – 2008Adjunct Professor, University Extension Center, University of Texas at Austin


  7. ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE


  8. 2016 –           UPI-GSU Union Grievance Officer

  9. 2015 – UPI - GSU Negotiation Team, Tier 1 Negotiator for Faculty

  10. 2012 – Program Coordinator, Anthropology and Sociology Program

  11. 2011 – 2015Vice President, Faculty Senate


  12. RESEARCH INTERESTS


  13. Public (Applied) Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Social Psychology; Semiotics; Tobacco and Alcohol Marketing and Advertising.


  14. TEACHING INTERESTS


  15. High-Impact Courses in general areas of inquiry, such as Gender & Sexuality; Race & Class; Social Psychology and Symbolic Interaction;

  16. Public Sociological Courses that include service learning and civic engagement components, such as Social Inequalities; Perspectives on Diversity; Corporate Influences on Politics, and; Social Movements; 

  17. Methodological Courses, such as Research Methods; Qualitative Research Methods; Interpreting Social Data; Research Methods For Professional Careers (SWOT Analyses; Marketing Analyses);

  18. Integrative Courses that focus on connecting skills and knowledge from multiple sources, such as Mentored Conference Attendance independent studies; Junior Seminar, and; Senior Capstone


CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS


Explore the embedded messages in tobacco-related images and text in social media (e.g., “tweets,” posts, and “selfies”) to understand how youth and young adults exchange both pro- and anti-tobacco information in gendered and sexualized ways. Partnership with University of Illinois Chicago Health Media Collaboratory.

  1. PUBLICATIONS


  2. Books

  3. 2006Daniel K. Cortese, Ph.D. Are We Thinking Straight?: The Politics of Straightness in a Lesbian and Gay Social Movement Organization. New York: Routledge. 


  4. Refereed Journal Articles

  5. 2016Nan Jiang, Ph.D.; Daniel K. Cortese, Ph.D.; M. Jane Lewis, Dr.PH; and Pamela M. Ling, M.D., MPH.  “Booze and Butts: A Content Analysis of the Presence of Alcohol in Tobacco Industry Lifestyle Magazines.” Addictive Behaviors Reports, 3: 14 – 20.

  6. 2015              Daniel K. Cortese, Ph.D. I’m a “Good” Activist, You’re a “Bad” Activist, and Everything I Do is Activism: Parsing the Different Types of “Activist” Identities in LBGTQ Organizing.”  Interfaces: A journal For and About Social Movements, 7, 1: 215 - 246.

  7. 2011        Daniel K. Cortese, Ph.D.; Pamela M. Ling, M.D., MPH. “Enticing the New Lad: Masculinity as a Product of Consumption in Tobacco Industry-Developed Lifestyle Magazines.Men & Masculinities, 14, 1: 4-30.

  8. 2009        Daniel K. Cortese, Ph.D.; M. Jane Lewis, Dr.PH; and Pamela M. Ling, M.D., MPH; “Tobacco Industry Lifestyle Magazines Targeted to Young Adults.Journal of Adolescent Health, 45, 3: 268 – 80.

  9. 2008        Anne Landman, B.A.; Daniel K. Cortese, Ph.D.; and Stanton A. Glantz, Ph.D. “Tobacco Industry Sociological Programs to Influence Public Beliefs about Smoking.”  Social Science and Medicine, 66, 4: 970-81.


  10. Research Grants and Funding

  11. Funded

  12. 2015Research Subcontractor, “Content Analysis of Tobacco and E-Cigarette Use in Twitter and Instagram #Selfies,” $12,496.00.  Collaborating Institution: Health Media Collaboratory, University of Illinois, Chicago.

  13. 2014 – 15Undergraduate Research Program Grant, “Same As It Ever Was: Similarities Between E-Cigarette and Conventional Cigarette Advertising,” $1,000.00

  14. 2010 – 11University Research Grant, “Pilot Study on Anti-Circumcision Movement,” $3,000.00.