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Kelly Bergstrand

[Kelly Bergstrand]

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Last Updated: October 24, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Environmental Sociology, Social Movements, Social Psychology, Affect Control Theory, Civic Engagement, Disasters, Emotions

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Collective Behavior and Social Movements, Environmental Sociology, Sociological Research Methods, Social Statistics

Biography

Biography

Kelly Bergstrand is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in sociology at the University of Texas at Arlington. She specializes in social movements, environmental sociology, and social psychology. Her current research projects include investigating the role of emotions in activism and civic activities and examining community recovery after environmental disasters. Recent publications include articles in Mobilization, Social Problems, Social Science Research, Social Movement Studies, Sociological Forum, Social Psychology Quarterly, Socius, Environmental Sociology, Society & Natural Resources, Nature Climate Change, Energy Policy, and Social Indicators Research.

Education

Education

    • 2015 PhD in Sociology
      University of Arizona
    • 2008 MA in Sociology
      University of Arizona
    • 2002 BA in Political Science and Economics
      Marlboro College

Memberships

    • 2020 to Present Society for the Study of Social Problems
    • 2013 to Present American Sociological Association
      Sections: Collective Behavior and Social Movements
      Environment and Technology
      Social Psychology
      Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity
      Sociology of Emotions
    • 2010 to Present Scholars Strategy Network

Awards and Honors

    • May  2020 College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award for Tenure-Track Faculty sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington

News Articles

News Articles

    • Aug 2018 Mobilizing Ideas
      An essay titled, “Transformative Environmental Threats: Emotions and Disrupting Inaction" for a popular academic blog maintained by the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame. This blog “Mobilizing Ideas,” brings ideas from scholars about social movements and social change into the public sphere.

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Sept 2019 to Sept 2020 Workers' Safety and Protection Strategies during Post Disaster Response and Cleanup Activities sponsored by  -  $74978
      (Funded)

Publications


      2014
      • Book Chapter
        Virtual Health: The Impact of Health-Related Websites on Patient-Doctor Interactions
        Research in the Sociology of Health Care
        [Savage, Scott V., Kwan , Samantha , Bergstrand, Kelly].(32), 93-116.
      • Book Chapter
        Science as Comfort: The Strategic Use of Science in Post-Disaster Settings
        Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society
        [Mayer, Brian, Bergstrand, Kelly, Running, Katrina , Kleinman , Daniel Lee , Moore, Kelly ].(419-433), New York: "Routledge".

      In Process
      • Journal Article
        Threat and Emotions: Mobilizing and Attitudinal Outcomes of a Ballistic Missile Scare
        [Bergstrand, Kelly, Robertson, Christopher]. Social Problems. Accepted.

      2020
      • Journal Article
        “The Community Helped Me:” Community Cohesion and Environmental Concerns in Personal Assessments of Post-Disaster Recovery
        [Bergstrand, Kelly, Mayer, Brian]. Society & Natural Resources. 33(3), 386-405.

      2019
      2018
      • Journal Article
        Villains, Victims, and Heroes in Character Theory and Affect Control Theory
        [Bergstrand, Kelly, Jasper, JamesM.]. Social Psychology Quarterly. 81(3), 228-247. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/0190272518781050

      2017
      • Journal Article
        Transformative Environmental Threats: Behavioral and Attitudinal Change Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
        [Bergstrand, Kelly, Mayer, Brian ]. Environmental Sociology. 3(4), 348-358. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23251042.2017.1330115

      2016
      • Journal Article
        The Appearance and the Reality of Quid Pro Quo Corruption: An Empirical Investigation
        [Robertson, Christopher, Winkelman, D. Alex , Bergstrand, Kelly, Modzelewski, Darren ]. Journal of Legal Analysis. 8(2), 375-438.
      • Journal Article
        It Takes Two: A Dyadic Model of Recruitment to Civic Activity
        [Beyerlein, Kraig, Bergstrand, Kelly]. Social Science Research. 60, 163-180.

      2015
      • Journal Article
        Compensation and Community Corrosion: Perceived Inequalities, Social Comparisons, and Competition Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
        [Mayer, Brian, Running , Katrina , Bergstrand, Kelly]. Sociological Forum. 30(2), 369-390.
      • Journal Article
        Assessing the Relationship Between Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience to Hazards
        [Bergstrand, Kelly, Mayer, Brian , Brumback , Babette , Zhang, Yi ]. Social Indicators Research. 122(2), 391-409. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-014-0698-3

      2014
      • Journal Article
        A sustainable ‘building block’?: The paradoxical effects of thermal efficiency on U.S. power plants’ CO2 emissions
        [Grant, Don, Running, Katrina , Bergstrand, Kelly, York, Richard ]. Energy Policy.(75), 398-402.
      • Journal Article
        Effectiveness of U.S. State policies in reducing CO2 emissions from power plants
        [Grant, Don, Bergstrand, Kelly, Running, Katrina]. Nature Climate Change. 4(11), 977-982.
      • Journal Article
        Cognitive Shocks: Scientific Discovery and Mobilization
        [Bergstrand, Kelly]. Science as Culture. 23(3), 320-343.
      • Journal Article
        The Mobilizing Power of Grievances: Applying Loss Aversion and Omission Bias to Social Movements
        [Bergstrand, Kelly]. Mobilization. 19(2), 123-142.

      2013
      • Journal Article
        The Chalkboard Versus The Avatar: Comparing the Effectiveness of Online and In-Class Courses
        [Bergstrand, Kelly, Savage, Scott V. ]. Teaching Sociology.(41), 3.
        294-306
      • Journal Article
        Negotiating the Unknown: The Role of Uncertainty in Social Exchange
        [Savage, ScottV. , Bergstrand, Kelly]. Sociology Compass. 7(4), 315-327.

      2019
      • Research Report
        Identifying, Weighting and Causality Modeling of Social and Economic Barriers to Rapid Infrastructure Recovery from Natural Disasters: A Study of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
        [Kermanshachi, Sharareh, Bergstrand, Kelly, Rouhanizadeh, Behzad]. Transport Research International Documentation. "Transportation Research Board of the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine".
        https://trid.trb.org/view/1641110

      2013
      • Other
        Biographical Availability
        The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements
        [Beyerlein, Kraig , Bergstrand, Kelly, Snow, David A. , Della Porta, Donatella , Klandermans, Bert , McAdam, Doug ]. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. New York: "Wiley-Blackwell".

Presentations

    • August  2020
      Mayer, Brian (Author), Bergstrand, Kelly (Author & Presenter), "Tangible and Intangible Social Support After Disaster: Mental Health, Resilience, and the BP Oil Spill", Online. (August , 2020).
    • August  2019
      Bergstrand, Kelly (Author & Presenter), "Compelling or Ignored? Aggrieved Groups in Social Movements", New York, NY. (August , 2019).
    • August  2018
      Bergstrand, Kelly (Author & Presenter), Mayer, Brian (Author), "The Best Small Town in America? Perceptions of Community and Disaster Recovery", American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA. (August , 2018).
    • February  2018
      Bergstrand, Kelly (Author & Presenter), "The Effects of Emotions on Collective Action ", College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Arlington. (February , 2018).
    • August  2017
      Bergstrand, Kelly (Author & Presenter), Whitham, Monica (Author), "The Child Activist", Montreal, Canada. (August , 2017).
    • February  2017
      Bergstrand, Kelly (Author & Presenter), Robertson, Christopher (Author), "The Age-Based Alcohol Tax: Public Health Benefit or Perceived Injustice?", James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. (February , 2017).
    •  2016
      Bergstrand, Kelly (Author & Presenter), Mayer, Brian (Author), "Transformative Environmental Threats: Behavioral and Attitudinal Change Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill", Seattle, WA. ( , 2016).
    • May  2016
      Robertson, Christopher (Author), Winkelman, D. Alex (Author), Bergstrand, Kelly (Author & Presenter), Modzelewski, Darren (Author), "The Appearance and Reality of Quid Pro Quo Corruption: An Empirical Investigation", National Institute on Money in State Politics, Bigfork, Montana. (May , 2016).
    • May  2016
      Bergstrand, Kelly (Author & Presenter), "The Advantaged Cause: Grievance Evaluations and Social Movements", University of Notre Dame, IN. (May 6, 2016).
    • February  2016
      Bergstrand, Kelly (Author & Presenter), "Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience to Disasters and Environmental Hazards", Irving, TX. (February , 2016).
    • August  2015
      Bergstrand, Kelly, "The Good, the Bad, and the Mobilized: Applying Affect Control Theory to Grievance Evaluations", Chicago, IL. (August , 2015).
    • August  2015
      Bergstrand, Kelly, Clarke, Hannah , Puetz , Kyle , Mayer, Brian , "Unfamiliar Terrain: Perceptions of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Implications for Community Recovery.", Chicago, IL. (August , 2015).
    •  2014
      Bergstrand, Kelly, Mayer, Brian , Brumback , Babette, Zhang, Yi, "Assessing the Relationship Between Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience to Hazards", San Francisco, CA. ( , 2014).
    • August  2014
      Mayer, Brian, Running , Katrina , Bergstrand, Kelly, "Corroding Communities: Social Comparisons, Competition and Uncertainty Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill", San Francisco, CA. (August , 2014).
    • August  2013
      Bergstrand, Kelly, "Affect Control Theory and Social Movements", New York, NY. (August , 2013).
    • August  2013
      Bergstrand, Kelly, "Shifting Meanings: Scientific Discovery and Mobilization", New York, NY. (August , 2013).
    • August  2012
      Bergstrand, Kelly, "Rethinking Activism: Cognitive Shocks and Social Movement Participation.", San Diego, CA. (August , 2012).
    • August  2012
      Bergstrand, Kelly, Savage, Scott V., "The Chalkboard Versus The Avatar: Comparing the Effectiveness of Online and In-Class Courses", Denver, CO. (August , 2012).
    • August  2010
      Bergstrand, Kelly, "Balancing Acts: Justice and Mobilization", Atlanta, GA. (August , 2010).
    • August  2010
      Bergstrand, Kelly, "Not Just Any Bumper Sticker Will Do: Bringing Issue Content into Social Movement Participation", Atlanta, GA. (August , 2010).
    • August  2009
      Bergstrand, Kelly, Beyerlein, Kraig , "Network Configurations and Collective Action", San Francisco, CA. (August , 2009).
    • April  2008
      Bergstrand, Kelly, "Behavioral Tendencies and Social Movement Participation", Portland, OR. (April , 2008).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Jessica Salas, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Behzad Rouhanizadeh, (Civil Engineering)
    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Ana Mariscal, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Kaylee Woodward, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Aug 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Dorian Moore, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Garth Pickard, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Dec 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Gary Fitzsimmons, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Alicia Hooper, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Nathan Cole Baggett, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Dec 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Dianne Reaux, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Dec 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Angela Barajas, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Dec 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Jacob Garza, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • July 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Christina Carney, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2018
      Directed Individual/Independent Study
      Analisa Gonzales, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Meagan Sanders, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Megan Routh, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Lindsey Larsen, (Art and Art History)
    • May 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Erin Taylor, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2017
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Amy Reece, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Dec 2015
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Kelsey Willson, (Sociology and Anthropology)

Courses

      • SOCI 3347-001 ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
        (Course Id: 112681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5326-001 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
        (Course Id: 113948)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5698-014 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • SOCI 4391-014 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 106717)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • SOCI 1311-003 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5303-001 RESEARCH DESIGN
        (Course Id: 106724)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3352-001 SOCIAL STATISTICS
        (Topic: Social Statistics | Course Id: 106678)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3347-001 ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
        (Course Id: 112681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5321-001 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 113463)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5385-014 NON-THESIS PROJECT
        (Course Id: 106771)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • HONR-LA 3304-008 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Social Statistics | Course Id: 110922)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCI 3347-001 ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
        (Course Id: 112681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5303-001 RESEARCH DESIGN
        (Course Id: 106724)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3352-001 SOCIAL STATISTICS
        (Topic: Social Statistics | Course Id: 106678)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3347-001 ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
        (Course Id: 112681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 1311-006 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5698-014 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCI 5392-014 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2019
      • SOCI 3347-001 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5303-001 RESEARCH DESIGN
        (Course Id: 106724)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3352-001 SOCIAL STATISTICS
        (Topic: Social Statistics | Course Id: 106678)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5698-014 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCI 5398-014 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106777)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5698-014 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5393-014 THESIS SUBSTITUTE
        (Course Id: 106776)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5392-014 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5303-001 RESEARCH DESIGN
        (Course Id: 106724)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3462-001 SOCIAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 106687)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3462-002 SOCIAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 106687)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3352-001 SOCIAL STATISTICS
        (Topic: Social Statistics | Course Id: 106678)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5698-014 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5393-014 THESIS SUBSTITUTE
        (Course Id: 106776)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 3347-001 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 4393-014 INTERNSHIP IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112291)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 5319-001 SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS & CHANGE
        (Topic: ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY | Course Id: 106737)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5398-014 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106777)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 4391-014 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 106717)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 3347-001 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5303-001 RESEARCH DESIGN
        (Course Id: 106724)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3347-001 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3352-001 SOCIAL STATISTICS
        (Course Id: 106678)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5303-001 RESEARCH DESIGN
        (Course Id: 106724)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3352-001 SOCIAL STATISTICS
        (Topic: Social Statistics | Course Id: 106678)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 4391-014 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 106717)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 3352-002 SOCIAL STATISTICS
        (Course Id: 106678)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 4365-004 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Environmental Sociology | Course Id: 106713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Jan 2019 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society
    • Aug 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      Library Representative
    • Aug 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee
    • Aug 2016 to  Present Committee Chair
      Curriculum Committee
    • Aug 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      Research and Evaluation Concentration
    • Aug 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      Social Psychology Concentration
    • Aug 2015 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Sociology Student Association
    • Aug 2019 to  Nov 2019 Committee Member
      Hiring Committee, Department of Management, College of Business
    • Past to  May 2019 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Edward M. Kennedy Scholarship Fund
    • Mar 2018 to  Mar 2018 Judge
      College of Liberal Arts Spotlight Student Research Forum
    • Aug 2015 to  May 2016 Committee Member
      Scholarship and Student Awards
    • Mar 2016 to  Mar 2016 Judge
      Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students Graduate Poster Presentation Session

Service to the Profession

    • June 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Teaching Sociology
    • Mar 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      New Media and Society
    • Dec 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Society & Natural Resources
    • May 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Social Problems
    • Jan 2019 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      American Sociological Review
    • Dec 2017 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Environmental Sociology
    • Dec 2017 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Sociological Forum
    • July 2017 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Social Psychology Quarterly
    • June 2017 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      American Journal of Sociology
    • Dec 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Social Science Research
    • Aug 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Social Indicators Research
    • Aug 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      American Sociological Review
    • June 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Social Forces
    • June 2014 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Qualitative Sociology
    • Oct 2012 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Sociological Inquiry
    • Oct 2009 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Mobilization
    • Past to  May 2019
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
    • Past to  Aug 2018
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      World Development
    • Jan 2017 to  Aug 2017
      Program Organizer
      American Sociological Association Meeting: Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity
    • 2013 to  2016
      Session Chair
      American Sociological Association Meeting
      Section on Social Psychology; Section on Environment and Technology; Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity
    • Nov 2015 to  Jan 2016
      Reviewer, Book
      Social Statistics: Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results, 2nd edition