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Linda Bzhetaj


Special Instructor
503 Varner

Ph.D. | Michigan State University | 2013 | Sociology
M.A. | Michigan State University | 2009 | Sociology
B.A. | Oakland University | 2006 | Sociology

Professional Experience
Oakland University. Special Instructor, 2017-present
Oakland University, Special Lecturer, 2014-2017
Oakland University, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2013-2014
Oakland University, Special Lecturer, Winter 2013
Oakland University, Lecturer, Fall 2012

Teaching Experience as a Graduate Student
Michigan State University, Teaching Assistant, 2010-2013
Michigan State University, Instructor, 2009-2010

Other Relevant Professional Experience
Oakland University, Managing Editor, Gender & Society, 2015-2017

Articles published or in press
Condron, Dennis J., Jacob H. Becker, and L Bzhetaj. 2018. “Sources of Students’ Anxiety in a Multi-Disciplinary Social Statistics Course.” Teaching Sociology, 46(4): 346-355. Refereed.

Nawyn, S.J. and L. Gjokaj. 2014. “The magnifying effect of privilege: Earnings Inequalities at the intersection of gender, race, and nativity.” Feminist Formations, 26(2): 85-106. Refereed.

Nawyn, S.J., L. Gjokaj, D.F. Agbényiga and B. Grace. 2012. “Linguistic isolation, social capital and immigrant belonging.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 41(3): 255-281. Refereed.

Book chapters published or in press
Gjokaj, L., M. Baca Zinn, and S. J. Nawyn. 2013. “Connecting Family and Migration,” Pp. 283294. The Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies (S. J. Gold and S. J. Nawyn, eds.). London: Routledge Press. Invited.

Gjokaj, L. “The meaning of family for African refugee teenagers.” 2010. In Diversity in Families (9th ed.), M. Baca Zinn, D.S. Eitzen and B. Wells. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. Invited.

Nawyn, S.J., Reosti, A., and Gjokaj, L. 2009. “Gender in motion: How gender precipitates     international migration.” In M.T. Segal and V. Demos (eds.) Advances in Gender Research, vol. 13:175-202. Bingley, UK: Emerald Press. Refereed.

Encyclopedia entries published or in press
Bzhetaj, L. Forthcoming. “Seeing Families Through a Feminist Lens” Forthcoming at Macmillan Encyclopedia of Intimate and Family Relationships. Invited.

Research in progress
Bzhetaj, L. “Tensions in Gendered Honor, and Cultural Change Among Albanians” Manuscript in first draft stage. Prospective Journal: Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies.

Honors or Awards
2018 - College of Arts & Sciences, Oakland University, “Order of the Plume”
2016 - College of Arts & Sciences, Oakland University, “Order of the Plume”
2010 - Department of Sociology Service Award, Michigan State University
2008-2007 - Department of Sociology Service Award, Michigan State University
2006 - Feminist Service Award, Women’s Studies Program, Oakland University
2005 - Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Paper Competition, Third Place Winner for paper entitled, Images of Femininity in Reality T.V. Shows: The Creation and Reproduction of Femininity, American Sociological Association.
2005 - American Sociological Association Undergraduate Honors Program Recipient, The Jacqueline Scherer Scholarship for academic excellence, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Oakland University.
2005 - The Sociology Writing Award for paper entitled, “The Physician Assistant Occupation.” Oakland University.

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

Varner Hall Room 518
371 Varner Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2420
fax: (248) 370-4608

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Varner, Room 513
371 Varner Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-2371
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