Marybeth C. Stalp, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
University of Northern Iowa
2001 Ph.D., Sociology, University of Georgia
1998 Graduate Certificate, Women's Studies, University of Georgia
1996 M.A., Sociology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
1993 B.A., Sociology, Communications, English Literature, Regis University
2010 - present
2010 - present
Published Peer-Reviewed Books
Marybeth C. Stalp. 2007. Quilting: The Fabric of Everyday Life. Oxford: Berg Publishers.
Published Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
Marybeth C. Stalp, and Susan Hill. Forthcoming. "The Expectations of Adult-ing: Developing Soft Skills through Active Learning Classrooms." Journal of Learning Spaces.
Marybeth C. Stalp, Emily Gardner, and Ashley Beaird. 2018. 'I Like Knowing When the Zombies Arrive, I Won't be Naked': Young Women and Handcrafting in the United States." Craft Research 9(1): 41-58.
Marybeth C. Stalp, and Theresa M. Winge. 2017. "If At First You Don't Succeed, Rip It Out and Try Again: The Social Benefits of Failure in DIY Handcrafting." Clothing Cultures 4(2): 87-104.
Marybeth C. Stalp. 2016. "Still a Man's Art World: The Gendered Experiences of Women Artists" Journal of Research on Women and Gender 6:40-55.
Marybeth C. Stalp, and Emer Fahy. 2015. “Bookmarks Through the Life Course: Storytelling Through Patchwork.” Pages 55-62 in Perspectives on Storytelling: Framing Global and Personal Identities. Oxford, UK: Interdisciplinary Press.
Marybeth C. Stalp. 2015. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Too): Complicating the Study of Femininity and Women’s Leisure. Sociology Compass 9(4): 261-271.
Theresa M. Winge, and Marybeth C. Stalp. 2013. "Nothing Says Love Like a Skull and Crossbones Tea Cozy: Crafting Contemporary Subversive Handcrafts" Craft Research 4(1):73-86.
M. Elise Radina, Lydia K. Manning, Marybeth C. Stalp, and Annette Lynch. 2011. ‘Give me a boa and some bling!’: Red Hat Society members commanding presence through ritual dress and appearance in the public sphere” Embodied Resistance: Breaking the Rules in Public Spaces, Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, pp. 67-77. Edited by Chris Bobel and Samantha Kwan.
Marybeth C. Stalp, and Rachel (Williams) Conti. 2011. “Serious Leisure in the Home: Professional Quilters Negotiate Family Space” Gender, Work & Organization. 18 (4): 399-414.
Marybeth C. Stalp, Rachel Williams (Conti), Annette Lynch, and M. Elise Radina. 2009. “Conspicuously Consuming: The Red Hat Society and Midlife Women’s Identity” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. 38 (2): 225-253.
Marybeth C. Stalp, and Theresa M. Winge. 2008. “My Collection is Bigger Than Yours: Tales from the Handcrafter’s Stash” Home Cultures 5(2): 197-218.
Marybeth C. Stalp, M. Elise Radina, and Annette Lynch. 2008. “‘We Do It Cuz It’s Fun:’ Creating Women’s Leisure Space Through Red Hat Society Membership” Sociological Perspectives. 51(2): 325-348.
M. Elise Radina, Annette Lynch, Marybeth C. Stalp, and Lydia K. Manning. 2008. ‘When I am An Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple’: Red Hatters Cope with Getting Old” Journal of Women and Aging 20(1/2): 99-114.
Annette Lynch, Marybeth C. Stalp, and M. Elise Radina. 2007. “Growing Old and Dressing (Dis)gracefully.” Dress Sense: Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes, Oxford: Berg Publishers, pp. 144-155. Edited by Donald Clay Johnson and Helen Bradley Foster.
Marybeth C. Stalp. 2006. “Creating an Artistic Self: Amateur Quilters and Subjective Careers” Sociological Focus. 39 (3):193-216.
Marybeth C. Stalp. 2006. “Hiding the (Fabric) Stash: Fabric Collecting, Hoarding and Hiding Strategies of Contemporary U.S. Quilters” Textile: The Journal of Cloth & Culture. 4 (1):104-125.
Marybeth C. Stalp. 2006. “Negotiating Time and Space for Serious Leisure: Quilting in the Modern U.S. Home” Journal of Leisure Research 38 (1): 104-132.
Linda Grant, Marybeth C. Stalp, and Kathryn B. Ward. 2002. “Women’s Sociological Research and Writing in the Pre-World War II Era” The American Sociologist 33(3): 76-99.
Marybeth C. Stalp, and Linda Grant. 2001. “Teaching Qualitative Coding in Undergraduate Field Methods Classes: An Exercise Based on Personal Ads” Teaching Sociology 29 (April): 209-218.
Marybeth C. Stalp, and Bill Winders. 2000. "Power in the Margins: Gendered Organizational Effects on Religious Activism." Review of Religious Research 42 (1): 41-60.
Gary Alan Fine, Beth Montemurro, Bonnie Semora, Marybeth C. Stalp, Dane Claussen, and Zaida Sierra. 1998. “Social Order Through a Prism: Color as Collective Representation” Sociological Inquiry 68 (4): 443-457.
2014-2015 CSBS Outstanding Scholarship Award, University of Northern Iowa
2011-2012 The Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching Award, University of Northern Iowa
2008-2009 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, University of Northern Iowa
2006-2007 University Book & Supply Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Northern Iowa
1999-2000 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, University of Georgia
1998-1999 Certificate of Excellence Award, Department of Sociology, University of Georgia
2016-present Department Head, Dept of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, University of Northern Iowa
2015-2016 Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor, Bristol University (9-10/2015)
Fall 2015 Interim Dept Head, Dept of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, University of Northern Iowa
2014-present Professor, University of Northern Iowa
2009-2012 Co-Editor, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
2008-2014 Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
2003-2008 Assistant Professor, University of Northern Iowa