Helena Alden

Assistant Professor

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Florida
M.A., Sociology, University of Florida
B.A., Criminology, University of South Florida

Select Publications

2008. Broad, Kendal L., Helena L. Alden, Dana Berkowitz and Maura Ryan. “Activist Parenting and GLBT Families” Journal of GLBT Family Studies 4: 499-520.
2006. Capece, Michael, Lonn Lanza-Kaduce and Helena L. Alden. “Liquor is Quicker: Gender and Social Learning Among College Students” Criminal Justice Policy Review 17: 127-144.
2005. Alden, Helena L. and Karen F. Parker. “Gender Role Ideology, Homophobia and Hate Crime: Linking Attitudes to Macro-Level Anti-Gay and Lesbian Hate Crime” Deviant Behavior 26: 321-343.

Conferences and Presentations

2009. “Gendering Sexuality: The Ex-Gay Movement of the Religious Right.” Invited presentation. Sociology and Social Work Colloquium Series. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.
 
2009: “Queering Sexuality: Identity Conversion in the Ex-Gay Movement.” Presentation at Letters & Science Forum. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.
 
2003. “Gender Role Ideology, Homophobia and Hate Crime: Linking Attitudes to Macro-Level Anti-Gay and Lesbian Hate Crimes.” Paper presented American Sociological Association annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia (with Karen F. Parker).
 
2001. “Learning to Hate: Conceptualizing Anti-Gay and Lesbian Violence.” Paper presented American Society of Criminology annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
 
2001. “Gender Role Ideology and Homophobia.” Paper presented, Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
 
2000. “Liquor is Quicker: Gender and Social Learning Among College Students.” Paper presented, American Society of Criminology annual meeting, San Francisco, California (with Michael Capece and Lonn Lanza-Kaduce).

Honors and Awards

  • Nominee University Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin Stevens - Point. (Spring 2009.)
  • Department of Sociology Excellence in Teaching, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. (Fall 2008.)
  • Honorary Faculty Inductee Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society. (Spring 2008.)
  • Calvin A. VanderWerf Award for Most Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher, University of Florida (Spring 2002.)

Professional Memberships

  • American Sociological Association (ASA)
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
  • National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
  • Phi Eta Sigma (ΦΗΣ)
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (ΑΚΔ)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (ΦΚΦ)