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Jessica Callahan

Department of Sociology
University of California, Irvine Email: jscallah@uci.edu
3151 Social Science Plaza Phone: 325-370-2473
Irvine, CA 92617-5100

EDUCATION

2016-Present University of California, Irvine, Ph.D. in Sociology (expected 2022)


Research Interests: Gender and Family, Culture, Qualitative Methods

2015-2016 Columbia University, M.A. in Sociology

2010-2014 Tulane University, B.A. in Linguistics, Gender & Sexuality Studies

PUBLICATIONS

Polletta, Francesca and Jessica Callahan. (2017) “Deep Stories, Nostalgia Narratives, and Fake
News: Storytelling in the Trump Era." American Journal of Cultural Sociology 5(3), 392-408

RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS

2017 Graduate Student Researcher


Thin, White and Saved: Fat Stigma and Fear of the Big, Black Body,
Sabrina Strings, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

2016-present Research Assistant


Storytelling in Advocacy, Francesca Polletta, Ph.D., University of
California, Irvine

2015-16 Research Assistant


Nature Access at Brooklyn Community Housing and Services, Denise
Milstein, Ph.D., Columbia University

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2018 Teaching Assistant


Social Problems, University of California, Irvine

2017 Teaching Assistant


Sociology of Sex and Gender, University of California, Irvine
CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

Callahan, J. (2018, March) “Racialized Conceptions of Children in Foster Care.” Research to be


presented at Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association in Long Beach, CA.

Callahan, J., Polletta, F., and Doung, S. (2018, March) “Storytelling in the Congressional
Record.” Research to be presented at Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological
Association in Long Beach, CA.

Polletta, F., DoCarmo, T., Ward, K., and Callahan, J. (2017, August) “Storytelling in Advocacy:
Negotiating Economic and Relational Value for the Advocate, Storyteller and Audience.”
Paper presented at Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association and the
Society for the Study of Social Problems in Montreal, Canada.

Polletta, F., and Callahan, J. (2017, August) “Deep Stories, Nostalgia Narratives, and Fake
News: Storytelling in the Trump Era.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the
American Sociological Association in Montreal, Canada.

Callahan, J. (2016, August) “Storytelling in Advocacy.” Research presented at UCI Competitive


Edge Summer Research Symposium in Irvine, CA.

HONORS, AWARDS, AND CERTIFICATIONS

2017 Mentorship Excellence Program, University of California, Irvine


2016 Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, University of California, Irvine
2016 Graduate Dean’s Recruitment Fellowship, University of California, Irvine
2016 Diversity Recruitment Fellowship, University of California, Irvine
2016 Podilich Fellowship, Center for the Study of Democracy, UC Irvine
2016 Competitive Edge Summer Research Program, University of California, Irvine

SERVICE

2017 Peer Mentor, UCI Sociology Department


2017 Peer Mentor, UCI DECADE Competitive Edge Program
2017 Welcoming Committee Member, UCI Sociology Department Recruitment Weekend