MSU Sociology's Dr. Jodi Yelinek elected to Michigan Sociological Association board

November 16, 2022

Sociology Assistant Professor Dr. Jodi Yelinek was appointed at the recent MSA convention that took place on the MSU campus.

As board member, Dr. Yelinek will:

  • participate in the meetings of the Board several times through the year
  • help to plan and put on the yearly conference of the MSA
  • assist with reviewing submissions for publication in the MSA's journal: Michigan Sociological Review
  • review papers for possible presentation at the conference sessions
  • assist with communications that 1) raise awareness of sociology as a field of study and 2) help to attract potential student majors to our discipline
  • create and carry out ways to recognize and honor sociologists who have made meaningful contributions to the field
Dr. Yelinek has been a part of MSU since 2011 (formerly in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies) and a member of the faculty in Sociology since 2019. She earned her B.A. in sociology at Oakland University in 1990 and her M.A. in 1995 from Wayne State University, also in sociology with a concentration in marriage and the family, specializing in qualitative and mixed methods research. Dr. Yelinek’s research interests at that time centered on ethnographic interviewing with couples that had been affected concurrently by substance abuse and the new presence of a child, either by marriage (stepchildren), adoption, or by birth. She later earned her doctorate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at MSU.