Linda L. Shaw, Ph.DI joined the Sociology Program at CSUSM in the Spring of 1993 as an Assistant Professor
and became an Associate Professor in 1996.
“Opportunity and Control: Views from Participants in Los Angeles County’s Welfare-to-Work
Program,” in Francis Fox Piven, Joan Acker, Margaret Hallock and Sandra Morgen (eds).
Work, Welfare, and Politics, Eugene: University of Oregon Press, 2002.
“Participant Observation and Fieldnotes,” (with R.M. Emerson and R.I. Fretz), in Handbook
of Ethnography, Paul Atkinson, Amanda Coffey, Sara Delamont, Lyn Lofland and John
Lofland (eds.), London: Sage Publications, 2001.
I have taught courses and conducted research in the areas of the Sociology of Health,
Mental Health and Women's Studies. I also teach Field Research Methods and the Internship
course and have developed ways for students to employ ethnographic research methods
to reflect on their experiences in community service settings.
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