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Stephanie A. BohonStephanie A. Bohon

Professor and Head
Ph.D. 1998 Pennsylvania State University

The University of Tennessee
907 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0490

Phone: 865-974-7019
Curriculum Vitae

Interest Area

Social and applied demography, new destination immigration, Latino migration, ethnic economies, and immigrant incorporation/adaptation

Dr. Bohon has been at the University of Tennessee since 2006. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from Penn State in 1998. Her specialty areas include Demography, Immigration, Latino Sociology, Urban Sociology, and Quantitative Methodology. Dr. Bohon's most recent work examines the growth and needs of Latino migrants in the South, focusing on the difference between Latino migrant adjustment in traditional and emerging gateways.


  • Sociological Research
  • Population Issues
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Community Sociology
  • Race and Ethnic Relations


  • Research Methods in Sociology
  • Survey Research Design
  • New Urban Sociology
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Publishing
  • Bohon, Stephanie A. and Ruben Ortiz. 2021. "Structural Conditions of Police-Involved Killing in the United States." Forthcoming at Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.
  • Kilpatrick, Tanner, Elizabeth I. Johnson, Stephanie A. Bohon, Anneliese C. Bolland, and John M. Bolland. 2021. "Racial Discrimination as a Mediator between Criminal Justice Contact and Depressive Symptoms among African American Women." Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 60(4): 215-231.
  • Bohon, Stephanie and Rachel Ponder. 2020. "Residential Crowding among Meat Processing Workers." Chapter 6 in Social Problems in the Age of COVID-19. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • Price, Carmel and Stephanie A. Bohon. 2019. ”Are You the Reason Your Mom Cares about the Environment? Questioning the Eco-Mom Theory in Explanations of Environmental Affect. Social Currents: 6(5) 422-439.
  • Bohon, Stephanie A. and Nicholas N. Nagle. 2019. “Methods for Measuring Gender Diversity among College and University Faculty.”  Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice 19(6):17-37.
  • Bohon, Stephanie A. 2018. “Demography in the Big Data Revolution:  Changing the Culture to Forge New Frontiers.”  Population Research and Policy Review 37(3):323-341.
  • Bohon, Stephanie A. and Meghan Conley. 2015. Immigration and Population. Cambridge:  Polity Press.
  • Bohon, Stephanie A., Meghan Conley, and Michelle Brown.  2014.  "Unequal Protection Under the Law:  Encoding Racial Disparities for Hispanics in the Case of Smith v. Georgia."  American Behavioral Scientist 58(14):1910-1926.
  • Conley, Meghan and Stephanie A.  Bohon. 2010.  "The Spectrum's Other End:  Solidarity and Distrust in a New Latino Destination"   Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies, 3(4):  13-30. 
  • Bohon, Stephanie A. and Heather Macpherson Parrott.2010. "The Myth of Millions:  Socially Constructing "Illegal" Immigration" in Cameron D. Lippard and Charles A. Gallagher  (eds.)  Being Brown in Dixie:  Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Immigration in the New South.  Boulder, CO:  First Forum Press. 
  • Alzate, Mónica M., David P. Moxley,  Stephanie A. Bohon, and Larry Nackerud. 2009.  "The Influence of Perceived Health Status on Poor Women's Confidence in Leaving Welfare:  Implications for Social Work."  Social Work in Health Care 48:  57-75. 
  • Bohon, Stephanie A. 2009.  "Georgia."  In Mark Overmyer-Velazquez (ed.) Latino America.  Greenwood, CT:  Greenwood Press.Booklist's Editors' Choice winner for 2009
  • Bohon, Stephanie A., Laura Gerard Massengale, and Audrey Jordan. 2009.  "Mexican Self-Employment in Old and New Latino Places."  In Fran Ansley and Jon Shefner (eds.) Global Connections and Local Receptions: New Latino Immigration in the Southeastern United States.   Knoxville:  University of Tennessee Press. 
  • Borek, Erika and Stephanie A. Bohon. 2008. "Policy Climates and Reductions in Automobile Use."  Social Science Quarterly, 89(5):1293-1311.
  • Lowe, Laura, and Stephanie A. Bohon. 2008. "Specialized Social Work Education: The Case for Social Work with Offenders." Families in Society 89(2):  293-301.
  • Bohon, Stephanie A, Katherine Stamps, and Jorge H. Atiles. 2008. "Transportation and Migrant Adjustment in Georgia."  Population Research and Policy Review 27(3):273-291

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