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Danielle Docka-Filipek

Danielle Docka-Filipek

Assistant Professor

Luter Hall 162


  • Ph D in Sociology, University of Minnesota
  • BA in Sociology/Anthropology, Knox College


Racial and Ethnic Relations, Globalization & Society, Sociology of the Family


Race/class/gender, feminist theory, marriage/family, globalization, public/applied sociology, sociology of culture, poverty/public policy, and ethnographic/qualitative methods.


Dr. Danielle Docka-Filipek holds a doctorate in sociology and a graduate certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota. Her current research projects include examining the connections between normative family ideals and gendered organizational regimes in government-religious social service partnerships (“faith-based initiatives”); vulnerability and disclosure as a pedagogical tactic; gender and family stratification in the American ‘marriage movement;’ racial discourses and attitudes towards ‘diversity’ among American college students; and moral boundaries, race, and class in U.S. neighborhood organizations.

  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2018). Teaching Naked’ in Late Capitalism: Instructors’ Personal Narratives and Classroom Self-Disclosure as Pedagogical Tools. Springer Publishing. Pages, 13-25.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2017). “Masculinity and ‘Generational Poverty’ in a Faith-Based Homelessness Advocacy Program: Race and Class Viewed Through the ‘Lenses of Gender.’”. Emerald Publishing. Volume, 23. Pages, 129-157.

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