Nancy J. Herman-Kinney

​Anspach Hall 312D
(989) 774-3805


  • Ph.D., McMaster University, 1986
  • M.A., McMaster University, 1981
  • B.A., McMaster University, 1980

Areas of Teaching expertise:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Deviance
  • Sociology of Youth

Research Interests:

  • Social Problems of Youth
  • Human Trafficking
  • College Drinking Behavior
  • Deviance

Selected Publications:

  • "The Subculture of Idollatry." In CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE. Patricia and Peter Adler, eds. CA: Wadsworth, forthcoming.
  • "Sober as Deviant: the stigma of sobriety and how some students 'stay dry' on a 'wet campus.' Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 42:64-103.
  • The Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism, Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira (co-edited with Larry T. Reynolds (2003).
  • "Methods of Symbolic Interactionism." Pp. 213-53 In The Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism, Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press (with Joseph Verschaeve).
  • "Deviance." Pp. 695-720 In The Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.
  • "Road Rage: An Exploratory Analysis." Michigan Sociological Review Vol. 13 (1999): 65 - 79.
  • Book review of "Qualitative Research Methods" by Kenneth Stoddart. In Teaching Sociology, 1998.
  • Herman, Nancy J. and Larry T. Reynolds. "Goffman and Garfinkel on Dramaturgy, Ethnomethodology and Everyday Life." Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory ,​2nd Edition. Ed. Berch Berberolgu. Dix Hills, New York: General Hall, 1998. Chapter 8.