skip to content

Global Studies

Jill Collins White

Jill Collins White
Assistant Professor of Human Development
Office
MAC C323
Phone
(920) 465-2569
Email
whiteji@uwgb.edu
Website
blog.uwgb.edu/whiteji/

Field of Interest: Dr. White has conducted ethnographic research in rural Appalachia, among the urban poor in the South, and in rural and urban Northern Mexico. Her work has focused on themes of education, identity, and the social construction of childhood and youth. She is currently exploring these issues in Amman, Jordan. Dr. White leads a travel course to Jordan in which students may earn Human Development or Global Studies credit. Author of Figured Worlds of Mexican Teens in Kentucky: Identity and Educational Decision-Making (2009). Dr. White offers students opportunities to be involved with various cultural communities in Wisconsin and to assist her with qualitative fieldwork.

My publications:
  • White, Jill 2009 Figured Worlds of Mexican Teens in Kentucky: Identity and Educational Decision-Making. Verlag Publishers.
  • Anglin, Mary K. and Jill Collins White 1999 Poverty, Health Care, and Problems of Prescription Medication: A Case Study. Substance Use and Misuse 34(14):2071-2091
  • Jensen, J., Fletcher, R., Goldstein, B., and White, J. 2003 Life Choices and Adult Education: Living and Learning as an Under-Educated Adult. Summary Report for the Council for Post-Secondary Education. Frankfort, KY
  • White, Jill Collins 2003 Quiero Aprender: Hispanic Perspectives on Participation in Adult Education. Summary Report for the Council for Post-Secondary Education. Frankfort, KY
Published Reviews:
  • Culture and Identity: The History, Theory, and Practice of Psychological Anthropology, Revised and Updated Edition. Charles Lindholm. Oxford: Oneworld Publications. 2007. xxxii+446 pp. in Ethos
Manuscripts In Press:
  • White, Jill Collins 2012 No Soy NiƱo: Explaining Low Educational Achievement Among Mexican-Origin Youth. Selected Proceedings of the Childhood and Migration Conference, June 20-2, Philadelphia, PA
  • White, J. (2012). Human Relations Area Files. In Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Beins, B., Chung, L., Giordano, P., Gurung, R., Miller, R., Tanaka-Matsumi,, J. and Schalock, R.(Eds). Wiley-Blackwell Press.
  • White, J. (2012). Ralph Linton. In Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Beins, B., Chung, L., Giordano, P., Gurung, R., Miller, R., Tanaka-Matsumi,, J. and Schalock, R.(Eds).Wiley-Blackwell Press.
  • White, J. (2012). Robert LeVine. In Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Beins, B., Chung, L., Giordano, P., Gurung, R., Miller, R., Tanaka-Matsumi,, J. and Schalock, R.(Eds).Wiley-Blackwell Press.
  • White, J. (2012). Arthur Kleinman. In Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Beins, B., Chung, L., Giordano, P., Gurung, R., Miller, R., Tanaka-Matsumi,, J. and Schalock, R.(Eds).Wiley-Blackwell Press.
  • White, J. (2012). Edward Sapir. In Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Beins, B., Chung, L., Giordano, P., Gurung, R., Miller, R., Tanaka-Matsumi,, J. and Schalock, R.(Eds).Wiley-Blackwell Press.

Courses

  • Myth, Symbol, Ritual and Religion
  • Cross Cultural Human Development
  • Middle Childhood & Adolescence
  • Human Sexuality