• Role:

  • Position:

    • Instructor
    • Ph.D. Candidate
    • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Concentration:

    • Sociology of Disasters
    • Community Resilience
    • Children, Youth, and Families
    • Education
    • Social Networks
  • Department:

    • Sociology
  • Education:

    • MA Clinical Sociology
    • BA Sociology
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Bendeck, Shawna and Orestes P. Hastings. “Linking Individual and Collective Social Capital: Operationalization, Association, and Sociodemographic Heterogeneity.” Forthcoming at Sociological Spectrum.

Snodgrass, Jeffrey G., Shawna Bendeck, Katya Xinyi Zhao, Seth Sagstetter, Michael G. Lacy, Cody Nixon, Julia R. Branstrator, Jesusa M.G. Arevalo, and Steven W. Cole. “Social Connection and Gene Regulation during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Divergent Patterns for Online and In-Person Interaction.Psychoneuroendocrinology 144(2022):105885.

Bendeck, Shawna. 2022. "'Because COVID Ruined Everything': The Impact of Learning Modalities and Accommodations on Students with Disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic." Sociation 21(1):4-20.

Bendeck, Shawna and Mel Moore. 2022. "Life after Foster Care: The Importance of Human and Social Capital in Post-emancipation Outcomes." Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.


  • SOC 301: Development of Social Theory

  • SOC 105: Social Problems

  • SOC 463: Sociology of Disasters