Amy Chasteen Miller, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology

My research focuses on gender, health, and the body, with a particular emphasis on the sociology of childbirth. I have on-going research projects in this area, and I have included undergraduate students in my work. Additionally, I regularly work with undergraduate students on their own research, including Honors thesis projects as well as independent research. I am happy to mentor undergraduates in sociology on their development as researchers.

Miller, Amy Chasteen. 2012. “On the Margins of the Periphery: Managing the Stigma of Unassisted Childbirth.” Sociological Spectrum 32(5): 406-423.

Miller, Amy Chasteen and Thomas E. Shriver. 2012. “Women’s Childbirth Preferences and Practices in the United States.” Social Science and Medicine, 75: 709-716.

Miller, Amy Chasteen. 2009. “‘Midwife to Myself’: Birth Narratives Among Women Choosing Unassisted Homebirth.” Sociological Inquiry 79(1): 51-74.

Miller, Amy Chasteen. 2007. “‘Like a Natural Woman’: Negotiating Collective Gender Identity in an Alternative World.” Sociological Spectrum 27(1):3-28.

Shriver, Thomas E., Amy Chasteen Miller, and Sherry Cable. 2003. “Women’s Work: Women’s Involvement in the Gulf War Illness Movement.” The Sociological Quarterly 44 (4): 639-658.

Kimmel, Sara Beth, Amy Lane Chasteen Miller, David Butler, M. Ray Grubbs, Shirley Olson, Ray Phelps, Maureen Ryan, and Elizabeth Semko. 2003. “The Gendered Construction of Interpersonal Power in Political Office.” Journal of Business & Economics Research 1 (10): 15-26.

Shriver, Thomas E., Amy L. Chasteen, and Brent Adams. 2002. “Cultural and Political Constraints in the Gulf War Illness Social Movement.” Sociological Focus 35 (2): 123-143.

Steward, Gary, Thomas E. Shriver and Amy L. Chasteen. 2002. “Participant Narratives and Collective Identity in a Metaphysical Movement.” Sociological Spectrum 22 (1): 107-135.

Chasteen, Amy L. 2001. “Constructing Rape: Feminism, Change and Women’s Everyday Understandings of Sexual Assault. Sociological Spectrum 21 (2): 101-140.
**Reprinted in Alex Thio and Thomas C. Calhoun (Eds.) Readings in Deviant Behavior (1st-4th Edition). Pearson.

Chasteen, Amy L. and Thomas Shriver. 1998. “Race, Rap and Resistance: A Social Movement Analysis of the Wu-Tang Clan.” Challenge Summer/Fall 1998, Vol. 9, No 2.

Daly, Kathleen and Amy L. Chasteen. 1997. “Crime News, Crime Fear, and Women’s Everyday Lives.” In Feminism, Media and the Law, eds. Martha Albertson Fineman and Martha McCluskey, 235-248. New York: Oxford University Press.

Chasteen, Amy L. 1994. “’The World Around Me’: The Environment and Single Women." Sex Roles 31: 309-328.