Dr Michael L. Schwalbe


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Teaching and Research Interests

  • Dramaturgical Social Psychology
  • Reproduction of Inequality
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Life History/Biography
  • Visual Sociology/Documentary Photography


  • Schwalbe, M.L. (2014). Manhood Acts: Gender and the Practices of Domination. Boulder, CO: Paradigm.
  • Schwalbe, M.L., and H. Shay (2014). "Dramaturgy and Dominance." In J. McLeod, E. Lawler, and M.L. Schwalbe (eds.), Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality. New York: Springer.
  • Schwalbe, M.L. (2013). "Situation and Structure in the Making of Selves." In C. Edgley (ed.), The Drama of Social Life: A Dramaturgical Handbook. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.
  • Schwalbe, M.L. (2011). Smoke Damage: Voices from the Front Lines of America's Tobacco Wars. Madison, WI: Borderland Books.
  • Schwalbe, M.L. (2010). "In Search of Craft." Social Psychology Quarterly 73:107-111.
  • Schwalbe, M.L. (2009). "Framing the Self." Symbolic Interaction 32:177-183.
  • Schwalbe, M.L. (2008). Rigging the Game: How Inequality Is Reproduced in Everyday Life. New York: Oxford.
  • Schrock, D., and M.L. Schwalbe (2009). "Men, Masculinity, and Manhood Acts." Annual Review of Sociology 35:277-295.
  • Schwalbe, M.L. (2009). "We Wear the Mask: Subordinated Masculinity and the Persona Trap." In P. Vannini and P. Williams (eds.), Authenticity in Culture, Self, and Society. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.
  • Schwalbe, M.L. (2004). Remembering Reet and Shine: Two Black Men, One Struggle. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 


  • Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University, 1984
  • M.A. in Sociology from Washington State University, 1981
  • B.S. in Sociology from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1979