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Dr M.D. (Marci) Cottingham

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference
Photographer: Sander Nieuwenhuys

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number:B6.19
Postal address
  • Postbus 15508
    1001 NA Amsterdam
  • Research Profile

    I am an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam. My work examines emotion and inequalities broadly and in connection with healthcare and biomedical science. I am interested in how our emotions are shaped by social connections and our positions in social hierarchies (social class, gender, race) and occupations.

    My prior research has focused on the emotional labor of men in nursing and the ways in which individual men and healthcare organizations reconcile masculinity with a caring profession. My other projects have examined the emotional dynamics of sports fandom, sexual assumptions in clinical trials and healthcare, and the emotional dimensions of risk.

    Building on my interest in risk emotions, biomedicine, and healthcare, I have two current projects. The first (Viral Fear project) uses qualitative and quantitative analyses of the 2014 Ebola epidemic to trace emotions across (1) the epidemic timeline, (2) individual and organizational actors, and (3) news and social media sources. My other current project (Pandemic Nursing project) has just been launched and will examine the experiences of US nurses in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

  • Publications

    2020

    • Cottingham, M. D., & Andringa, L. (2020). “My Color Doesn’t Lie”: Race, Gender, and Nativism among Nurses in the Netherlands. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 7, 1 - 11. https://doi.org/10.1177/2333393620972958
    • Cottingham, M. D., & Erickson, R. (2020). Capturing Emotion with Audio Diaries. Qualitative Research, 20(5), 549-564. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794119885037
    • Cottingham, M. D., & Erickson, R. J. (2020). The Promise of Emotion Practice: At the Bedside and Beyond. Work and Occupations, 47(2), 173-199. https://doi.org/10.1177/0730888419892664
    • Cottingham, M. D., & Fisher, J. A. (2020). Gendered Logics of Biomedical Research: Women in U.S. Phase I Clinical Trials. Social Problems, 1 - 18. [0].
    • Cottingham, M. D., Chapman, J., & Erickson, R. (2020). The Constant Caregiver: Work–family Spillover among Men and Women in Nursing. Work, Employment and Society, 34(2), 281-298. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017019885084
    • Jain, N., Cottingham, M. D., & Fisher, J. A. (2020). Disadvantaged, outnumbered, and discouraged: women’s experiences as healthy volunteers in U.S. Phase I trials. Critical public health, 30(2), 141-152. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2018.1529861

    2019

    2018

    2017

    2016

    2015

    • Cottingham, M. D. (2015). Learning to ‘Deal’ and ‘De-Escalate’: How Men in Nursing Manage Their Own and Patient Emotion. Sociological Inquiry, 85(1). https://doi.org/10.1111/soin.12064
    • Cottingham, M. D., & Fisher, J. A. (2015). Consenting to Heteronormativity: Assumptions in Biomedical Research. AG- About Gender, 4(7), 1-18. [details]
    • Cottingham, M. D., Erickson, R., & Diefendorff, J. (2015). Examining Men’s Status Shield and Status Bonus: How Gender Frames the Emotional Labor and Job Satisfaction of Nurses. Sex Roles, 72(7), 377-389. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-014-0419-z
    • Fisher, J., Cottingham, M. D., & Kalbaugh, K. (2015). Peering into the Pharmaceutical ‘Pipeline’: Investigational Drugs, Clinical Trials, and Industry Priorities. Social Science & Medicine, 131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.08.023

    2014

    • Cottingham, M. D. (2014). Recruiting Men, Constructing Manhood: How Health Care Organizations Mobilize Masculinities as Nursing Recruitment Strategy. Gender & Society, 28(1), 133-156. https://doi.org/10.1177/0891243213509005
    • Cottingham, M. D., Kalbaugh, C., & Fisher, J. (2014). Tracking the Pharmaceutical Pipeline: Clinical Trials and Global Disease Burden. Clinical and Translational Science, 7(4). https://doi.org/10.1111/cts.12163

    2013

    • Cottingham, M. D., Erickson, R., Diefendorff, J., & Bromley, G. (2013). The Effect of Managerial Exclusion on Nurse Turnover Intent and Care Quality. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(8), 970-985. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945913483880

    2012

    • Cottingham, M. D. (2012). Interaction Ritual Theory and Sports Fans: Emotion, Symbols, and Solidarity. Sociology of Sport Journal, 29(2), 168-185. https://doi.org/10.1123/ssj.29.2.168

    2011

    • Allen-O'Donnell, M., Cottingham, M. D., Nowak, T., & Snyder, K. (2011). Impact of Group Composition and Gender on Meals Purchased by College Students. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41(9). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00804.x

    2020

    • Cottingham, M. D. (2020). BOOK REVIEW: Doroshow, Deborah Blythe Emotionally Disturbed: A History of Caring for America's Troubled Children, Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2019. Sociology of Health and Illness, 42(1), 209-210. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13035
    • Cottingham, M. D. (2020). BOOK REVIEW: Stage, C. and Hougaard, TT The Language of Illness and Death on Social Media: An Affective Approach. Bingley, UK. Emerald Publishing Limited. 2018. Sociology of Health and Illness, 42(1), 207. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12981

    2019

    • Cottingham, M. (Author). (2019). Visualizing Emotions - Sociological Images. Web publication/site, The Society Pages. Retrieved from https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2019/11/21/visualizing-emotions/ [details]
    • Cottingham, M. D. (2019). Emotion, Sociology of. In J. M. Ryan (Ed.), Core Concepts in Sociology (pp. 90-92). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell. [details]
    • Cottingham, M. D., & Dill, J. S. (2019). Intergenerational Dynamics Among Women and Men in Nursing. In M. Choroszewicz, & T. L. Adams (Eds.), Gender, Age and Inequality in the Professions: Exploring the Disordering, Disruptive and Chaotic Properties of Communication (pp. 58-75). (Routledge Studies in Gender and Organizations). New York: Routledge. [details]

    2018

    • Swauger, M., Snyder, K., Nowak, T., & Cottingham, M. (2018). Sociological Perspective: Underlying Causes. In M. C. Burke (Ed.), Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2nd ed., pp. 51-76). (Criminology and Justice Studies). New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315679990 [details]

    2017

    2015

    • Cottingham, M. D. (2015). The Terrible Towel and Fair-Weather Fans: Steelers Nation as a Quasi-Religion. In E. S. Adler, & R. Clark (Eds.), An Invitation to Social Research: How It's Done (5 ed., pp. 278-285). Cengage Publishing.
    • Cottingham, M. D. (2015). [Review of: K. Seear (2014) The Makings of a Modern Epidemic: Endometriosis, Gender, and Politics]. Global Public Health, 10(2), 273-274. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2014.986159 [details]

    2014

    • Erickson, R. J., & Cottingham, M. D. (2014). Families and Emotions. In J. E. Stets, & J. H. Turner (Eds.), Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions (Vol. 2, pp. 359-383). (Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research). Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9130-4_17

    2013

    • Cottingham, M., Nowak, T., Snyder, K., & Swauger, M. (2013). Sociological Perspective: Underlying Causes. In M. C. Burke (Ed.), Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 51-72). (Criminology and justice studies series). New York: Routledge.

    2010

    • Cohen, D., Donner, W., & Cottingham, M. D. (2010). Disaster Prediction and Warning. In B. Warf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography (pp. 759-763). Sage.

    2017

    • Cottingham, M. D. (2017). Theorizing Gender. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.

    2011

    • Cottingham, M. D. (2011). “The Mist” and Sociology of Religion: Film Clip Analysis. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

    Award

    • Cottingham, M. (2019). Visiting Research Fellowship, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study.
    • Cottingham, M. (2019). Aspasia funding for research leave, Dutch Research Council (NWO), 10,000 euros..
    • Cottingham, M. (2019). Scholarly Achievement Award - North Central Sociological Association.
    • Cottingham, M. (2019). Amsterdam Young Academy interdisciplinary project funding, 2,400 euros..
    • Cottingham, M. (2017). Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline.

    Membership

    • Cottingham, M. (2018-2021). Member, Amsterdam Young Academy Grants Committee, Amsterdam Young Academy.
    • Cottingham, M. (2017-2020). Elected council member, American Sociological Association, Sociology of Emotions section council member.
    • Cottingham, M. (2017). Graduate Paper Award committee. ASA Sociology of Emotions Section.
    • Cottingham, M. (2017). Distinguished Article Award committee. ASA Section on Sex and Gender .

    Media appearance

    • Cottingham, M. (16-04-2020). Do social media stir up collective fear? Nordwest Zeitung. Do social media stir up collective fear?.
    • Cottingham, M. (14-04-2020). Interview with sociologist Marci Cottingham: "It's easy to demonize the internet" Weser Kurier. Interview with sociologist Marci Cottingham: "It's easy to demonize the internet".
    • Cottingham, M. (29-03-2020). Humor war die häufigste Erscheinung: Die soziologin Cottingham befasst zich am HWK mit epidemischen Emotionen Delmenhorst Kurier. Humor war die häufigste Erscheinung: Die soziologin Cottingham befasst zich am HWK mit epidemischen Emotionen.
    • Cottingham, M. (01-05-2019). Blue Jackets’ Playoff Run Bittersweet for Fans [Web] The Columbus Dispatch. Quoted by Kevin Stankiewicz in Blue Jackets’ Playoff Run Bittersweet for Fans.
    • Cottingham, M. (30-09-2018). "Nurse Guy" podcast [Web]. Interviewed by Guy Beck for the “Nurse Guy” Podcast.
    • Cottingham, M. (05-06-2018). Research cited by Magda Mazri in “The Reality of a Murse” Blogpost [Web]. Research cited by Magda Mazri in “The Reality of a Murse” Blogpost..
    • Cottingham, M. (01-06-2018). Interviewed by Smith in the American Assembly for Men in Nursing’s “Nurse’s Station” Podcast [Web] American Assembly for Men in Nursing "The Nurse's Station" Podcast. Interviewed by Smith in the American Assembly for Men in Nursing’s “Nurse’s Station” Podcast. Episode 7.
    • Cottingham, M. (22-02-2018). Research (with Erickson and Diefendorff) cited in “4 Ways You’re Undertaking Too Much Emotional Labor at Work” girlboss. Research (with Erickson and Diefendorff) cited in "4 Ways You’re Undertaking Too Much Emotional Labor at Work".
    • Cottingham, M. (08-01-2018). Turning Up the Pink Collar [Web] The New York Times. Research cited in "Turning Up the Pink Color".
    • Cottingham, M. (27-11-2017). The robot-proof job men aren’t taking [Web] Vox. Featured in "The robot-proof job men aren’t taking: Nursing is the job of the future. Why is its workforce still 90 percent female?".
    • Cottingham, M. (19-10-2017). Guest blog post “2 Broke Lab Rats: Human Research Subjects in Film and Television" Sociological Images. Guest blog post “2 Broke Lab Rats: Human Research Subjects in Film and Television”.
    • Cottingham, M. (27-08-2017). The Stubborn Stigma of the Male Nurse The Chronicle of Higher Education. Quoted in "The Stubborn Stigma of the Male Nurse".
    • Cottingham, M. (16-03-2017). “The New Economic Reality Has Created a New Career Opportunity for Men: Nursing” [Web] Mel Magazine. Quoted in “The New Economic Reality Has Created a New Career Opportunity for Men: Nursing”.
    • Cottingham, M. (04-01-2017). “Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women” [Web] The New York Times. Research cited in “Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women”.

    Talk / presentation

    • Cottingham, M. (speaker) (7-2-2020). Viral Fear: Epidemic Emotions in News and Social Media, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study.
    • Cottingham, M. (speaker) (25-9-2019). Evocations: Emotions as Virtual, Viral, and Global, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study.

    Others

    • Cottingham, M. (visiting researcher) (9-2019 - 6-2020). Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study (visiting an external institution).
    • Cottingham, M. (other) (2019 - 2022). Associate Board Member, Sociology (journal) (other).
    • Cottingham, M. (participant) (2017). Mentor, ASA Social Psychology Graduate Student Mentorship Program (other).
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