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 Janine  Beahm

Janine Beahm

Janine Beahm






Janine is a Ph.D. student whose interests are in social psychology, emotions, identity, and narratives. While we typically think of emotions as individual, subjective experiences, the sociology of emotions considers how emotion shapes, and is shaped by the social world. Janine’s particular interests in this field includes questions about how emotion discourse organizes, and is organized by institutional arrangements. Given her interest in social psychology, she also asks questions about how emotion discourse structures subjective experiences of emotion. Her dissertation research will look at how emotion discourse communicates rules about how military partners should feel, and how they should express their emotions during times of deployment, as well as how military partners use this discourse and these rules in their everyday lives to make sense of their experiences, and themselves.

Advisor : Donileen Loseke