Dr Dana Rosenfeld

Title: Reader in Sociology
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733932
Email: d.rosenfeld@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBC0.024
Role: Research Cluster Lead 'Ageing and Intergenerational Relations'
Disability Liaison Officer
Sociology Study Abroad Officer
Contacting me: via email.
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After I received my PhD in Sociology from the University of California-Los Angeles in 1999, I spent 2 years as a National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Kentucky Medical School.  I then taught Sociology at Colorado College, an undergraduate ‘university’ in the USA, and was a Lecturer in Medical Sociology at Royal Holloway-University of London for two years before joining Keele as a Senior Lecturer in 2005.

A qualitative medical sociologist and social gerontologist, my interests lie in capturing people’s lived experiences in social context and over time, and the life-long consequences of connections between history and biography. I have explored these themes, which are central to ageing and life course studies, in relation to illness and disability, gender and sexuality, and self and identity. For example, I was lead editor of a volume entitled Medicalized Masculinities, the first book to question and critique the recent (and growing) construction of masculinity as a health risk, and sole-authored The Changing of the Guard: Lesbian and Gay Elders, Identity, and Social Change, a monograph on lesbian and gay ageing in socio-historical context. I have also published several articles and book chapters in the areas of lesbian and gay ageing, ageing and the life course, gender and sexuality, and the experience of illness and disability.

 Most recently, I have been focusing on HIV and ageing. The 2-year study funded by the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Cross Council Programme, entitled HIV and Later Life (HALL), on which I served as Principal Investigator, ended in October 2013 (see www.keele.ac.uk/hall). We have released our findings, which can be found on our website.  A seminar series funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, entitled ‘Cultures, Communities and Connections in the HIV Sector: Linking Academics, HIV Advocates/Activists, Clinicians, and the Digital Humanities’, on which I am a Co-Investigator, will run from January 2014-July 2016 (see http://www.keele.ac.uk/hivcommunities). I am currently writing a book on the long-term impacts of gay men’s losses of friends and partners to AIDS on their social worlds and daily lives, based on interview data I collected through the support of the British Academy. Finally, as a Leverhulme Research Fellow (October 2014-October 2016), I am currently researching the role of health social movements and medical developments in the illness experience and in medical practice, with a focus on HIV.

I serve on the editorial boards of Social Theory and Health and the Journal of Aging Studies, and am a Member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the Tuke Institute, a non-profit, international think-tank and policy organization focussing on heath policy improvement, particularly in relation to chronic illness.

Selected Publications

  • Catalan J, Tuffrey V, Ridge D, Rosenfeld D, HALL (HIV and Later Life) Team. 2017. What influences quality of life in older people living with HIV?. AIDS Res Ther, vol. 14(1), 22. link> doi>
  • Rosenfeld D, Ridge D, Catalan J, Delpech V, HIV, Later Life (HALL) team. 2016. Age and life course location as interpretive resources for decisions regarding disclosure of HIV to parents and children: Findings from the HIV and later life study. J Aging Stud, vol. 38, 81-91. link> doi>
  • Rosenfeld D. 2016. Aging and gay men. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Goldberg AE (Ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Rosenfeld D, Ridge D, Von Lob G, Team HIVLL. 2014. Vital scientific puzzle or lived uncertainty? Professional and lived approaches to the uncertainties of ageing with HIV. HEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW, vol. 23(1), 20-32. link> doi>
  • Rosenfeld D, Bartlam B, Smith RD. 2012. Out of the closet and into the trenches: gay male Baby Boomers, aging, and HIV/AIDS. Gerontologist, vol. 52(2), 255-264. link> doi>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • ROSENFELD D. 2003. The Changing of the Guard: Lesbian and Gay Elders, Identity, and Social Change. Temple University Press.
  • ROSENFELD D. Rosenfeld D and Faircloth CF (Eds.). Medicalized Masculinities. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Journal Articles

  • Catalan J, Tuffrey V, Ridge D, Rosenfeld D, HALL (HIV and Later Life) Team. 2017. What influences quality of life in older people living with HIV?. AIDS Res Ther, vol. 14(1), 22. link> doi>
  • Rosenfeld D, Ridge D, Catalan J, Delpech V, HIV, Later Life (HALL) team. 2016. Age and life course location as interpretive resources for decisions regarding disclosure of HIV to parents and children: Findings from the HIV and later life study. J Aging Stud, vol. 38, 81-91. link> doi>
  • Rosenfeld D, Ridge D, Von Lob G, Team HIVLL. 2014. Vital scientific puzzle or lived uncertainty? Professional and lived approaches to the uncertainties of ageing with HIV. HEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW, vol. 23(1), 20-32. link> doi>
  • Rosenfeld D, Bartlam B, Smith RD. 2012. Out of the closet and into the trenches: gay male Baby Boomers, aging, and HIV/AIDS. Gerontologist, vol. 52(2), 255-264. link> doi>
  • Rosenfeld D and Weinberg D. 2012. Domestic practice, situated contingency and adherence to medical directives: A call for research. Social Health and Theory, vol. 10(1), 42-60. link> doi>
  • ROSENFELD D, Murphy-Geiss G, Rosenfeld D. 2010. Midwifery as established sect: An expanded application of the church-sect continuum. Community, Work and Family, vol. 13(1). doi>
  • ROSENFELD D. 2010. Review of Men's Health: Body, Identity and Social Context, by Alex Broom and Phillip Tovey (Eds.), (2009). International Journal of Men’s Health, vol. 1(9), 82-86.
  • Rosenfeld D. 2009. Heteronormativity and Homonormativity as Practical and Moral Resources: The Case of Lesbian and Gay Elders. Gender and Society, vol. 23(5), 617-638. link> doi>
  • Rosenfeld. 2008. Review of Of others inside: Insanity, addiction and belonging in America. SOCIOL HEALTH ILL, vol. 30(1), 161-162. doi>
  • ROSENFELD D. 2006. Similarities and differences between acute illness and injury narratives and their implications for medical sociology . Social Theory &#38 Health, vol. 4(1), 64-84. doi>
  • ROSENFELD D and Faircloth, C.A.. 2004. Embodied fluidity and the commitment to movement: Constructing the moral self through arthritis narratives. Symbolic Interaction, vol. 27(4), 507-529. doi>
  • Rosenfeld D. 2004. Review of 'Peacocks, Chameleons, Centaurs: Gay Suburbia and the Grammar of Identity' by Wayne H. Brekhus (2003). Contemporary Sociology, vol. 33(5), 552-553.
  • Rosenfeld D. 2004. Review of 'Qualitative Research in Sociology', by Amir Marvasti (2004). Qualitative Research Journal, vol. 4(2), 171-173.
  • ROSENFELD D and Rosenfeld D. 2002. The life course as an organizing principle and a socializing resource in modern medicine. Advances in Life Course Research, vol. 7, 357-390. doi>
  • Pollner M and Rosenfeld D. 2000. The cross-culturing work of gay and lesbain elderly. Advances in Life Course Research, vol. 5, 99-117. doi>
  • Rosenfeld D. 1999. Identity work among lesbian and gay elderly. Journal of Aging Studies, vol. 13(2), 121-144. doi>

Chapters

  • Rosenfeld D. 2016. Aging and gay men. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Goldberg AE (Ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • ROSENFELD D and Charmaz K. 2010. Chronic illness. In The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology. Cockerham W (Ed.). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • ROSENFELD D. 2010. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ageing: Shattering myths, capturing lives’. In International Handbook of Social Gerontology. Dannefer D and Phillipson C (Eds.). Sage Publications. doi>
  • Rosenfeld D and Faircloth C. 2005. Medicalized masculinities: The missing link?. In Medicalized Masculinities. Rosenfeld D and Faircloth CA (Eds.). Phiadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
  • ROSENFELD D. 2002. Identity careers of older gay men and lesbians. In Ways of Aging. Gubrium JF and Holstein J (Eds.). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.
  • ROSENFELD D. From same-sex desire to homosexual identity: History, biography, and the production of the sexual self in lesbian and gay elders’ narratives. In The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course. Cohler and Hammack (Eds.). Oxford University Press.
  • ROSENFELD D. Homosexual bodies in time and space: The homosexual body as a sexual signifier in lesbian and gay elders’ narratives. In Aging Bodies: Meanings and Perspectives. Faircloth CA (Ed.). Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press.
  • ROSENFELD D and Charmaz K. Reflections of the body, images of self: Visibility and invisibility in chronic illness and disability. In Body/Embodiment: Symbolic Interaction and the Sociology of the Body. Waskul DD and Vannini P (Eds.). Ashgate Publishing.
  • ROSENFELD D. The body. In Organizing Words: A Critical Thesaurus for Social and Organization Studies. Gabriel Y (Ed.). Oxford, United Knigdom: Oxford University Press.

In addition to supervising undergraduate, Masters, and PhD dissertations and theses, I teach the following modules:

  • SOC 30038 Medical Sociology
  • SOC 20044 Human Health and Society 
  • SOC 00001 Lifecourse and Society
  • SOC 10015 Self and Society