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Harmony Newman

Harmony Newman

Professor and Gender Studies Chair

Pronouns: She, her, hers
Department of Sociology
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2271
Cand 2040
Office Hours
Tuesdays 12:15-1:15, Wednesdays 11-12:30, and by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Sociology
Campus Box 142
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

Gender, Motherhood, Social Movements, Health and Illness

Publications/Creative Works

2020  "Multi-tiered Mentorship Models: Increasing the Learning Outcomes of Underserved Populations". Journal of Applied Social Science, 14(1), 23-39.   Smell, A., Newman, H. 

2016 “The Price Mothers Pay, Even When They Aren't Buying It:  Mental Health Consequences of Idealized Motherhood.”  Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 74(11): 512-526 (with Dr. Angela Henderson and Sandra Harmon).

2014 “The Modern Mystique: Organizational Enforcement of Hegemonic Motherhood.” Sociological Inquiry 84(3): 472-491 (with Dr. Angela Henderson).

2014 “Embodied Activism without Bodies? Analysis of Embodiment in the Breastfeeding and Male Circumcision Movements.” Sociology of Health and Illness 36(5): 639-654 (with Dr. Laura Carpenter).

2014 Review of Militant Lactivism?: Attachment Parenting and Intensive Motherhood in the UK and France, by Charlotte Faircloth, 2013.  In Gender & Society 28(2): 328-329.      

2011 Review of Opting Out: Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home, by Pamela Stone.  University of California Press, 2007.  In Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal 38(4): 514-516.

Honors and Awards

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Dr. Harmony Newman is a Professor and Program Coordinator of Gender Studies at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). She joined the UNC faculty in 2013 after earning her Ph.D. in Sociology from Vanderbilt University. She has taught courses both on-campus and online in UNC's undergraduate and graduate programs on a range of topics including gender/race/class, social problems, health and illness, research design, and qualitative methods. Dr. Newman has conducted research primarily in the area of gender, including motherhood and undergraduate STEM education. Her current research project focuses on barriers to equitable experiences for female students in science field courses.  

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