Dr. Jessica L. Burke

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Dr. Jessica L. Burke

Associate Professor of Sociology

Office: FH 244
Phone: 843-661-1656

Ph. D. – Kent State University, 2013


Dr. Jessica L. Burke is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Francis Marion University.  Her research focuses on examining interracial relationships from a stress process approach, applying identity theory to domestic violence, with a particular emphasis on female perpetrators, and using identity theory to examine the impact stigmatized identities have on well-being and mental health.  Dr. Burke has a peer-reviewed article forthcoming in Race, Gender, and Class.  This article examines psychological distress among Latino intra-ethnic and inter-ethnic relationships.  She has also published a book chapter on interracial relationships and cultural metaphors, and is currently writing two book chapters for an edited volume on domestic violence.  She has presented her research at various national and regional conferences, including the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, the Southern Sociological Society, and the American Society of Criminology.

Courses Taught: 

SOCI 201: Principles of Sociology
SOCI 205: Marriage and Family Relations
SOCI 310: Racial and Cultural Minorities
SOCI 315: Sex and Gender in Social Contexts
SOCI 361: Society and the Individual
SOCI 375: Sociology of Health and Medicine
SOCI 382: Sociology of Families
SOCI 403: Survey Methodology