Jodi O'Brien, PhD

PhD, Sociology

Professor, Sociology
Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs

Phone: 206-296-5384

Building/Room: Admin 132

Jodi O'Brien CV  (PDF)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Gender

  • Sexuality

  • Religion

  • Social Psychology

  • Social Inequality


Key Publications

  • O'Brien, Jodi. 2022. The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings in Social Interaction, 7th Edition. Sage.
  • O’Brien, Jodi. 2022. Making Sense of Queer Christian Lives.” In Interpreting Religion: Making Sense of Religious Lives, Erin Johnston and Vikash Singh (eds.) Bristol University Press.
  • O’Brien, Jodi. 2020. “Can I Send My Therapy Bill to the University.” Pp. 94-105 in Presumed Incompetent: Race, Class, Power and Resistance of Women in Academia, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, and Carmen G. Gonzalez (eds). Utah State University
  • O’Brien, Jodi. 2018. “LGBTQ Mental Health.” Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education, 54:37-39.
  • O’Brien, Jodi. 2016. “Seeing Agnes: Notes on a Transgender Biocultural Ethnomethodology.” Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 39:306-329. O’Brien, Jodi. 2012. “Stained Glass Ceilings: Religion, Sexuality and the Cultural Politics of Belonging.” Social Philosophy Today, Vol. 28:5-26.
  • O’Brien, Jodi. 2010. “Seldom Told Tales from the Field: Special Issue Editor’s Introduction.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol. 39:471-482.
  • O’Brien, Jodi. 2009. “Sociology as an Epistemology of Contradiction.” Sociological Perspectives. Vo1. 52:5-22.
  • O’Brien, Jodi. 2008. “Complicating Homophobia.” Sexualities. Vol.11:496-512.
  • O’Brien, Jodi. 2007. “Queer Tensions: The Cultural Politics of Belonging and Exclusion in Same Gender Marriage Debates.” Pp. 125-149 in Interdisciplinary Readings on Sex and Sexuality. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • O’Brien, Jodi. 2006. “Reorganizing the Contradictions of Teaching and Research.” Pp. 16-38 in Excellent Teaching in the Excellent University edited by Jerome Rabow. Bethesda, MD: Academica Press.
  • O’Brien, Jodi. 2005. “How Big is Your God? Queer Christian Social Movements.” Pp. 237-261 in Genealogies of Identity: Interdisciplinary Readings on Sex and Sexuality. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 
  • Editor: “Sociology ReWired”(with Marcus Hunter). Routledge. 2007-present.