People

Dr Laurie Hawkins

Lecturer
Department of Sociology
Dr Laurie Hawkins

Profile

Biography

Health and Gender Sociologist with an interest in social psychology, social norms, and reproductive health. Laurie joined the sociology department at the University Essex in Fall of 2017. She completed her PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Health and Society at the University of Colorado Boulder, and was a post-doctoral fellow in Gender, Family, and Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Qualifications

  • BA Psychology, Mills College (1995)

  • MA Social Psychology (Psychology), (2004)

  • PhD Sociology: Health and Society (2015)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Social Psychology

Medical Sociology

Reproductive Health

Women's Health

Marriage and Family

Social Norms

Men and Masculinity

Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods

Current research

Laurie studies gender and contraceptive use among emerging adults, as well as gender and health in Islamic countries.

More broadly, Laurie is interested in the social psychology of women's health and reproductive health, human sexuality, gender dynamics, men and masculinity, and both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Laurie is open to supervising PhD students in areas related to her listed research interests.

Conferences and presentations

James-Hawkins, Laurie, Yara Qutteina, and Kathryn Yount. The Patriarchal Bargain in a Context of Rapid Changes to Normative Gender Roles: Young Arab Womens Role Conflict in Qatar. Population Association of America, Chicago, April 2017.

2017

James-Hawkins, Laurie, and Stefanie Mollborn. Timing or Intention? Understanding the Relationship Between Early Unintended Birth and Subsequent Symptoms of Depression. Population Association of America, Chicago, April 2017.

2017

James-Hawkins, Laurie, Yara Qutteina, and Kathryn Yount. The Patriarchal Bargain in a Context of Rapid Changes to Normative Gender Roles: Young Arab Womens Role Conflict in Qatar. Social and Economic Survey Research Institute, Qatar University, February, 2017.

2017

James-Hawkins, Laurie. Sexuality and Contraceptive Use in the Transition to Adulthood: Norms, Behaviors, and Strategies. Sociology Department, Emory University, March, 2016.

2016

Qutteina, Yara, Laurie James-Hawkins, Buttheina Al-Khelaifi, and Kathryn M. Yount. Meanings of Womens Agency: Improving Measurement in Context. The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC 16), Session: Social sciences, arts and humanities, Doha, Qatar, March 2016.

2016

James-Hawkins, Laurie. Adolescent Norms and College Experiences: The Longitudinal Effect of Social Norms. Population Association of America, Washington DC, March 2016

2016

James-Hawkins, Laurie, Courtney Peters, Monique Hennink, and Kathryn Yount. A Cultural Narrative of Intimate Partner Violence: Masculinity and Violence in Vietnam. Washington DC, Population Association of America, March 2016

2016

Kathryn Nowotny, Alice Cepeda, Laurie James-Hawkins, and Jason Boardman. Aging Behind Bars. Population Association of America, San Diego, CA, April-May 2015.

2015

James-Hawkins, Laurie. Sexuality and Contraceptive Use in the Transition to Adulthood: Norms, Behaviors, and Strategies. Psychosocial Workshop, San Diego, CA, April 2015

2015

James-Hawkins, Laurie. Becoming Adults, Becoming Women: Gender Role and Contraceptive Risk-Taking in the Hookup Culture. Psychosocial Workshop, San Diego, CA, April 2015

2015

James-Hawkins, Laurie. Sexuality and Contraceptive Use in the Transition to Adulthood: Norms, Behaviors, and Strategies. Southwestern Social Science Association, Denver, CO, April 2015.

2015

James-Hawkins, Laurie. Medical Interaction and Poverty Stereotypes: Do stereotypes of poor women present a barrier to successful reproductive health services? American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 2014.

2014

James-Hawkins, Laurie. Roundtable Presider. American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 2014.

2014

James-Hawkins, Laurie, Danielle Denardo, Casey Blalock, and Stefanie Mollborn. Do depressive symptoms in male and female adolescents predict unintended birth in emerging adulthood? A longitudinal analysis. Add Health Users Conference, Washington, DC, June 2014.

2014

Mollborn, Stefanie, Elizabeth Lawrence, Laurie James-Hawkins, and Paula Fomby. When do Socioeconomic Resources Matter Most in Early Childhood? Population Association of America, Boston, MA, May 2014.

2014

James-Hawkins, Laurie. 2014. Cultural Health Capital and the Contraceptive Medical Encounter. Population Association of America, Boston, MA, May 2014.

2014

James-Hawkins, Laurie, Danielle Denardo, Stefanie Mollborn, and Casey Blalock. Do depressive symptoms in male and female adolescents predict unintended birth in emerging adulthood? A longitudinal analysis. Population Association of America, New Orleans, LA, April 2013.

2013

Mollborn, Stefanie, Laurie James-Hawkins, Elizabeth Lawrence, and Paula Fomby. The Formation and Consequences of Childrens Health Lifestyles. Population Association of America, New Orleans, LA, April 2013.

2013

Mollborn, Stefanie, Elizabeth Lawrence, Laurie James-Hawkins, and Paula Fomby. How Resource Dynamics Explain Accumulating Developmental Disparities for Teen Parents Children. Population Association of America, New Orleans, April 2013.

2013

James-Hawkins, Laurie, and Christie Sennott. 2012. Doing it Right: Childbearing Norms among Low-Income Women over the Life Course. Society for the Study of Social Problems, New Orleans, LA, August 2013.

2012

James-Hawkins, Laurie, and Christie Sennott. Doing it Right: Childbearing Norms among Low-Income Women over the Life Course. American Sociological Association, Denver, CO, August 2012.

2012

James-Hawkins, Laurie. Roundtable Presider. Society for the Study of Social Problems, Denver, CO, August 2012.

2012

James-Hawkins, Laurie, and Christie Sennott. 2012. Doing it Right: Childbearing Norms among Low-Income Women over the Life Course. Population Association of America, San Francisco, CA, May 2012.

2012

James-Hawkins, Laurie, Charles Judd, Vincent Yzerbyt, and Yoshi Kashima. Fundamental Dimensions of Social Judgment: Understanding the relations between judgments of competence and warmth. Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas, 2004.

2004

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • The World in Question: the Social, Political and Psychological Legacies of the Enlightenment (CS201)

  • Researching Social Life II (SC203)

  • Stratification Across the Life Course: Inequalities From Cradle to Grave (SC208)

  • Social Psychology (Sociology): Self and Interaction (SC213)

  • Ethnographic Research Methods (SC277)

  • Research Project: Sociology (SC831)

  • Research Project: Anthropology (SC832)

Publications

Journal articles (22)

James-Hawkins, L., Salazar, K., Hennink, MM., Ha, VS. and Yount, KM., Norms of Masculinity and the Cultural Narrative of Intimate Partner Violence Among Men in Vietnam. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 088626051667494-088626051667494

James-Hawkins, L., Dalessandro, C. and Sennott, C., (2019). Conflicting Contraceptive Norms for Men: Equal Responsibility versus Women’s Bodily Autonomy. Culture, Health and Sexuality. 21 (3), 263-277

James-Hawkins, L., Naved, RT., Cheong, YF. and Yount, KM., (2019). Multilevel Influences on Depressive Symptoms among Men in Bangladesh. Psychology of Men and Masculinity. 20 (1), 104-114

James-Hawkins, L., Shaltout, E., Nur, A., Nasrallah, C., Qutteina, Y., Abdul Rahim, H., Hennink, M. and Yount, K., (2019). Human and Economic Resources for Empowerment and Prenatal Mental Health in the Arab Middle East: A systematic review. Archives of Women's Mental Health. 22 (1), 1-14

James-Hawkins, L., (2019). Adolescent Sexual Norms and College Sexual Experiences: Do High School Norms Influence College Behavior?. Advances in Life Course Research

Qutteina, Y., Nasrallah, C., James-Hawkins, L., Nur, AA., Yount, KM., Hennink, M. and Abdul Rahim, HF., (2018). Social resources and Arab women’s perinatal mental health: A systematic review. Women and Birth. 31 (5), 386-397

James-Hawkins, L., Peters, C., VanderEnde, K., Bardin, L. and Yount, KM., (2018). Women’s agency and its relationship to current contraceptive use in lower- and middle-income countries: A systematic review of the literature. Global Public Health. 13 (7), 843-858

Yount, KM., James-Hawkins, L., Cheong, YF. and Naved, RT., (2018). Men’s Perpetration of Partner Violence in Bangladesh: Community Gender Norms and Violence in Childhood.. Psychology of Men and Masculinity. 19 (1), 117-130

James-Hawkins, L., Hennink, M., Bangcaya, M. and Yount, K., (2018). ietnamese Men’s Definitions of Intimate Partner Violence and Perceptions of Women’s Recourse-Seeking. Journal of Interpersonal Violence

James-Hawkins, L., Cheong, YF., Naved, RT. and Yount, KM., (2018). Gender Norms, Violence in Childhood, and Men’s Coercive Control in Marriage: A Multilevel Analysis of Young Men in Bangladesh. Psychology of Violence. 8 (5), 580-595

James-Hawkins, L., Qutteina, Y. and Yount, KM., (2017). The Patriarchal Bargain in a Context of Rapid Changes to Normative Gender Roles: Young Arab Women’s Role Conflict in Qatar. Sex Roles. 77 (3-4), 155-168

Nowotny, KM., Cepeda, A., James-Hawkins, L. and Boardman, JD., (2016). Growing Old behind Bars: Health Profiles of the Older Male Inmate Population in the United States. Journal of Aging and Health. 28 (6), 935-956

DuBow, WM. and James-Hawkins, L., (2016). What Influences Female Interest and Persistence in Computing?: Preliminary Findings from a Multiyear Study. Computing in Science and Engineering. 18 (2), 58-67

James-Hawkins, L. and Broaddus, M., (2016). The association of attitudes about contraceptives with contraceptive use in a random sample of Colorado women. The Social Science Journal. 53 (2), 167-173

Fomby, P., James-Hawkins, L. and Mollborn, S., (2015). Family Resources in Two Generations and School Readiness Among Children of Teen Parents. Population Research and Policy Review. 34 (5), 733-759

James-Hawkins, L., (2015). Why Female College Students Risk Pregnancy: I Just Wasn't Thinking. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. 60 (2), 169-174

James-Hawkins, L. and Sennott, C., (2015). Low-Income Women’s Navigation of Childbearing Norms Throughout the Reproductive Life Course. Qualitative Health Research. 25 (1), 62-75

James-Hawkins, L., Denardo, D., Blalock, C. and Mollborn, S., (2014). Do Depressive Symptoms in Male and Female Adolescents Predict Unintended Births in Emerging Adulthood?. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 18 (9), 2115-2123

Mollborn, S., Lawrence, E., James-Hawkins, L. and Fomby, P., (2014). When do socioeconomic resources matter most in early childhood?. Advances in Life Course Research. 20, 56-69

Mollborn, S., Lawrence, E., James-Hawkins, L. and Fomby, P., (2014). How Resource Dynamics Explain Accumulating Developmental and Health Disparities for Teen Parents’ Children. Demography. 51 (4), 1199-1224

Mollborn, S., James-Hawkins, L., Lawrence, E. and Fomby, P., (2014). Health Lifestyles in Early Childhood. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 55 (4), 386-402

Judd, CM., James-Hawkins, L., Yzerbyt, V. and Kashima, Y., (2005). Fundamental dimensions of social judgment: Understanding the relations between judgments of competence and warmth.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 89 (6), 899-913

Grants and funding

2018

Commercial Economic and social Impact Assessment and Analysis - Analysis of national LGBT Survey

Government Equalities Office

Contact

laurie.hawkins@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874885

Location:

6.322, Colchester Campus