Assistant Professor, Sociology

University of Notre Dame




Summers-Effler, Erika.  Forthcoming.  “Vortexes of Involvement.”  Philosophy of the Social Sciences.


Summers-Effler, Erika. 2006. “Ritual Theory.” The Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions. Jan E. Stets and Jonathan H. Turner (eds.).  New York: Springer. 


Summers-Effler.  2005. "The Role of Emotions in Sustaining Commitment to Social Movement Activity: Building and Maintaining Solidarity in a Catholic Worker House." Emotions and Social Movements, edited by Helena Flam and Debra King. New York: Rutledge. 


Summers-Effler, Erika. 2004. “A Theory of the Self, Emotion, and Culture.” Advances in Group Processes 21: 273-308.


Summers-Effler, Erika. 2004. “Defensive Strategies: The Formation and Social Implications of Patterned Self-Destructive Behavior.” Advances in Group Processes 21:309-326.


Summers-Effler, Erika. 2004. “Little Girls in Women's Bodies: Social Interaction and the Strategizing of Early Breast Development.” Sex Roles 50:29-44.

Reprinted in:

Stombler, M.; Baunauch, Dawn; Burgess, Elizabeth; Donnelly, Denise; Simonds, Wendy (eds.).  2007.  Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader.  NewYork: Allyn and Bacon. 


Summers-Effler, Erika. 2002. “The Micro Potential for Social Change: Emotion, Consciousness, and Social Movement Formation.” Sociological Theory 20, 1:41-60.


Roscigno, Vincent; Danaher, William; Summers-Effler, Erika. 2002. “Music, Culture, and Social Movements: The Case of Southern Textile Worker Mobilization, 1929-34.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 22, 1/2/3:141-174.












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