Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Photographer: Marci Cottingham

Ms M.D. (Marci) Cottingham PhD

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: B6.19
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15508
    1001 NA  Amsterdam
    T: 0652840757


  • Cottingham, M. D., Johnson, A., & Erickson, R. (2018). ‘I Can Never Be Too Comfortable’: Race, Gender, and Emotion at the Hospital Bedside. Qualitative Health Research, 28(1), 145-158. DOI: 10.1177/1049732317737980 
  • Walker, R. L., Cottingham, M. D., & Fisher, J. (2018). Serial Participation and the Ethics of Phase 1 Healthy Volunteer Research. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 43, 83-114.


  • Cottingham, M. D. (2017). Caring Moments and Their Men: Masculine Emotion Practice in Nursing. NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies , 12(3-4), 270-285.
  • Cottingham, M. D., & Fisher, J. A. (2017). From Fantasy to Reality: Managing Biomedical Risk Emotions in and through Fictional Media. Health, Risk & Society, 19(5-6), 284.
  • Fisher, J. A., & Cottingham, M. D. (2017). This isn’t going to end well: Fictional representations of medical research in television and film . Public Understanding of Science, 26(5), 564-578. DOI: 10.1177/0963662516641339  [details] 



  • Cottingham, M. D. (2015). Learning to ‘Deal’ and ‘De-Escalate’: How Men in Nursing Manage Their Own and Patient Emotion. Sociological Inquiry, 85(1). DOI: 10.1111/soin.12064 
  • Cottingham, M. D., & Fisher, J. A. (2015). Consenting to Heteronormativity: Assumptions in Biomedical Research. AG- About Gender, 4(7), 1-18. [details] 
  • Cottingham, M. D., Erickson, R., & Diefendorff, J. (2015). Examining Men’s Status Shield and Status Bonus: How Gender Frames the Emotional Labor and Job Satisfaction of Nurses. Sex Roles, 72(7), 377-389. DOI: 10.1007/s11199-014-0419-z 
  • Fisher, J., Cottingham, M. D., & Kalbaugh, K. (2015). Peering into the Pharmaceutical ‘Pipeline’: Investigational Drugs, Clinical Trials, and Industry Priorities. Social Science & Medicine, 131. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.08.023 


  • Cottingham, M. D. (2014). Recruiting Men, Constructing Manhood: How Health Care Organizations Mobilize Masculinities as Nursing Recruitment Strategy. Gender & Society, 28(1), 133-156. DOI: 10.1177/0891243213509005 
  • Cottingham, M. D., Kalbaugh, C., & Fisher, J. (2014). Tracking the Pharmaceutical Pipeline: Clinical Trials and Global Disease Burden. Clinical and Translational Science, 7(4). DOI: 10.1111/cts.12163 


  • Cottingham, M. D., Erickson, R., Diefendorff, J., & Bromley, G. (2013). The Effect of Managerial Exclusion on Nurse Turnover Intent and Care Quality. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(8). DOI: 10.1177/0193945913483880 


  • Cottingham, M. D. (2012). Interaction Ritual Theory and Sports Fans: Emotion, Symbols, and Solidarity. Sociology of Sport Journal, 29(2), 168-185. DOI: 10.1123/ssj.29.2.168 


  • Allen-O'Donnell, M., Cottingham, M. D., Nowak, T., & Snyder, K. (2011). Impact of Group Composition and Gender on Meals Purchased by College Students. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41(9). DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00804.x 


  • Cottingham, M. D. (2017). Review of Terence E. McDonnell’s “Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of AIDS Media Campaigns”. Sociology of Health and Illness, 39(5), 800.


  • Cottingham, M. D. (2015). Review of Kate Seear’s “The Makings of a Modern Epidemic: Endometriosis, Gender, and Politics.”. Global Public Health, 10(2), 273-274.
  • Cottingham, M. D. (2015). The Terrible Towel and Fair-Weather Fans: Steelers Nation as a Quasi-Religion. In E. S. Adler, & R. Clark (Eds.), An Invitation to Social Research: How It's Done (5 ed., pp. 278). Cengage Publishing.


  • Erickson, R. J., & Cottingham, M. D. (2014). Families and Emotions. In J. E. Stets, & J. H. Turner (Eds.), Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions (Vol. II, pp. 359-383). New York: Springer.


  • Cottingham, M. D., Nowak, T., Snyder, K., & Swauger, M. (2013). Sociological Perspective: Underlying Causes. In M. C. Burke (Ed.), Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 51-73). New York: Routledge.


  • Cohen, D., Donner, W., & Cottingham, M. D. (2010). Disaster Prediction and Warning. In B. Warf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography. (pp. 759-763). Sage.


  • Cottingham, M. D. Theorizing Gender: Peer-reviewed syllabus


  • Cottingham, M. D. “The Mist” and Sociology of Religion: Film Clip Analysis: Peer-reviewed teaching resource


  • Cottingham, Marci (2017): Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline.

Scientific position

  • Cottingham, Marci (2017-2020): Elected council member, American Sociological Association, Sociology of Emotions section council member.
  • Cottingham, Marci (2017): Graduate Paper Award committee. ASA Sociology of Emotions Section.
  • Cottingham, Marci (2017): Distinguished Article Award committee. ASA Section on Sex and Gender .

Media appearance

  • Cottingham, Marci (27-11-2017): The robot-proof job men aren’t taking [Web] Vox. The robot-proof job men aren’t taking: Nursing is the job of the future. Why is its workforce still 90 percent female?.
  • Cottingham, Marci (19-10-2017): Guest blog post “2 Broke Lab Rats: Human Research Subjects in Film and Television" Sociological Images. Guest blog post “2 Broke Lab Rats: Human Research Subjects in Film and Television”.
  • Cottingham, Marci (16-03-2017): “The New Economic Reality Has Created a New Career Opportunity for Men: Nursing” [Web] Mel Magazine. Quoted in “The New Economic Reality Has Created a New Career Opportunity for Men: Nursing”.
  • Cottingham, Marci (04-01-2017): “Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women” [Web] The New York Times. Research cited in “Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women”.


  • Cottingham, Marci (participant) (2017): Mentor, ASA Social Psychology Graduate Student Mentorship Program (other).
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