Curriculum Vitae

Marc R. Settembrino, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Southeastern Louisiana University

 

Education
2013 Ph.D. in Sociology University of Central Florida

Dissertation: “When There’s No Home to Prepare: Understanding Natural Hazards Vulnerability Among the Homeless in Central Florida

2010 M.A. in Sociology University of South Florida

Thesis: “Between Agency and Accountability: an Ethnographic Study of Volunteers Participating in a Juvenile Diversion Program

2008 B.A. in Sociology University of South Florida

 

Research and Teaching Interests
Social inequality, Disaster Vulnerability, Urban/Community Sociology,

 

Peer Reviewed Publications
2013 Settembrino, M. R. “Values over Structure: An Ethnographic Study of Adult Volunteers Participating in a Juvenile Diversion Program”. Contemporary Justice Review, Vol. 10, Issue 2.

Available here: http://www.cjcj.org/news/6871

2012 Rivera, F. I. & Settembrino, M. R. “Toward a Sociological Framework of Community Resilience” in Disaster Resiliency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

 

Grants Awarded
2013 The Effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Homeless – Quick Response Grant funded by the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder

 

Technical Reports
2012 Settembrino, M.R. “The Effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Homeless in New Jersey” 
2012 “Gaps in the Food Distribution System of Central Florida: Empirical Analyses” (Contributing Author)
2011 Rivera, F.I. & Settembrino, M.R. “Social Capital Report: Building Disaster Resilience and Sustainability in Central Florida”

 

Teaching Experience
Undergraduate Environment & Society, Race & Ethnic Relations, Globalization & Social Change, Social Problems, Contemporary Society, Introduction to Sociology
Graduate Participatory Research & Popular Education

 

Conference Presentations
2013 Settembrino, M. R. “When There’s No Home to Prepare: Understanding Natural Hazards Vulnerability Among the Homeless in Central Florida” presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association for Humanist Sociology.
2013 Settembrino, M. R., Gilmore, L. & Grauerholz, L. “Sociological Riders and Seekers: An Experiential Exercise to Teach about Stratification” to be presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Sociological Society.
2012 Settembrino, M.R. “Disasters as Opportunities for Social Justice and Empowerment: the Case of Latino Farmworkers in Central Florida” presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association for Humanist Sociology.
2012 Settembrino, M.R. ““Differences in Food Security and Risk of Hunger among Latinos in the United States: the Effects of Place of Birth, Years Living in the US, and Ethnicity” presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Society.
2012 Rivera, F. I. & Settembrino, M. R. “Communities and Disaster Resilience: Definitions, Perceptions and Consequences” presented at Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
2012 Rivera, F. I. & Settembrino, M.R. “Bouncing Back: Resilience, Perceptions, and Disaster Emergency Management” presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Sociological Society.
2011 Settembrino, M.R. & Guadalupe-Diaz, X. L. ““Perceptions of Neighborhood Safety Among Immigrants Living in South Florida” at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology.
2011 Settembrino, M.R. “Warring Target Populations:  Debating Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the U.S. Senate” presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.
2011 Rivera, F. I. & Settembrino, M. R. “Sociological Insights in the Search of the Disaster Resilient Community: Past, Present and Future” presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
2011 Settembrino, M.R. “Perceptions of Gender Equality in the US: a Study of Female Immigrants Living in South Florida” presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Sociological Society.
2011 Rivera, F. I. & Settembrino, M. R. “The Role of Behavioral and Social Networks in Building Resilient Communities” presented at the 5th Annual UCF Public Administration Conference.
2010 Settembrino, M. R. “Obeying the Law, Working Hard, and Having a Good Attitude: Teaching Life Skills in a Juvenile Diversion Program” presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Criminal Justice Association.
2010 Settembrino, M. R. “Narrative as Social Control: Storytelling and the Construction of Model Citizens” presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
2010 Settembrino, M. R. “The Just Identity: Constructing Identities in a Juvenile Diversion Program” presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.
2010 Settembrino, M. R. “Community Responses to Juvenile Crime” presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association for Humanist Sociology
2009 Settembrino, M. R. “To ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’? Decision Making in a Community-Based Diversion Program” presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Criminal Justice Association.

 

Memberships
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
American Sociological Association
Association for Humanist Sociology
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
Southern Sociological Society