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Paula K. Miller

Dr. Paula Miller, portrait
Associate Professor of Sociology
Bentley Annex 103

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Ph.D., Michigan State University, Department of Sociology

Areas of Specialization

  • Intersectionality: Race, Class, and Gender
  • Mental Health and Illness
  • Class/Socioeconomic Status
  • Inequality
  • Race and Ethnicity/Racial Identity
  • Whiteness Studies

Courses Taught

  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Social Identities
  • Class and Inequality
  • Sociology of Mental Illness
  • Social Psychology
  • Elementary Research Techniques

Selected Publications

Paula K. Miller. 2021. “Are Non-Religious College Students the New Anti-Racists on Block: An Exploration of the Effects of Non-Religiosity on College Students' White Racial Identities Students' White Racial Identities.” Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 48(2):97-125.

Paula K. Miller, Courtney A. Cuthbertson, and Scott Loveridge. 2021. “Social Status Influence on Stigma Towards Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder in the United States.” Community Mental Health Journal

Miller, Paula K. and Bridget E. Weller. 2019. "Uncovering Profiles of Economic, Social, and Cultural Capital to Explore Depression Across Racial Groups". Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Electronic pre-print available.

Paula K. Miller. 2017. “How White College Students Enact Whiteness: An Investigation of the Attitudinal, Behavioural, and Cultural Components that Comprise White Racial Identity at a Historically White College.” Whiteness and Education 1(4):1-20.

Paula K. Miller. 2016. “But Aren’t We All Poor: How Whites’ Perceptions of Economic Group Threat Influence Racial Politics in Michigan.” Michigan Sociological Review 30: 44-68.