Linda Liska Belgrave

Assoc. Professor

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1985Ph.D. Sociology Case Western Reserve University
1979 Sociology Case Western Reserve University
1977B.A. Sociology Baldwin-Wallace College

Professional Experience

1994 - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Miami
1990 - 1994Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Miami
1990 - 1999Adjunct Assistant Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
1987 - 1990Assistant Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
1986 - 1987Instructor, Kent State University
1986 - Instructor, Case Western Reserve University
1979 - 1983Instructor, John Carroll University
1982 - 1982Instructor, Cleveland State University

Conferences & Events

Constructing Ebola: A Grounded Theory Study of How South Floridians Make Sense of the Epidemic in Africa and the U.S. Outbreak | Annual meetings of the Society for Symbolic Interaction, Seattle, WA
Belgrave, Linda Liska, LaToya Lewis-Pierre & Kapriskie Seide
“Making Sense of Ebola & Other Infectious Illnesses | Annual meetings of the Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, GA
Belgrave, Linda Liska, LaToya Lewis-Pierre, and Kapriskie Seide.
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American Sociological Association (ASA)
Southern Sociological Society (SSS)
Gerontological Society of America (GSA, through 2007)
Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI)
Alpha Epsilon Lambda
Alpha Kappa Delta

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Medical Sociology, Aging, Qualitative Methods, Social Construction and Experience of Illness and Disease

Research Projects

Belgrave, Linda Liska. “The Subjective Meaning of Well-Being among Elders
James W. McLamore Summer Award in Business and the Social Sciences. Summer, 2003. Summer Salary
Collaborator, “African American Caregivers: An Ethnographic Approach.”
G. Janice Allen,
Principal Investigator & Kenneth J. Smith, Collaborator. 4/1996 - 3-1997. [$30,000, to FIU].
Principal Investigator, "The Experience of Natural Disaster: A Comparison Between the Los Angeles Earthquake and Hurricane Andrew."
U.M Department of Sociology support [as needed], 1994-1995.
Co-Investigator, "Experiencing Hurricane Andrew: Its Impact on Social, Emotional and Physical Well-Being,"
Kenneth J. Smith, Principal Investigator, U.M. Department of Sociology support, 1992-1994 [as needed].
Principal Investigator, "MD Style, Compliance & Self-Care of Chronically Ill Aged."
NIA 1 R01 AG08288, 1990-1994, [$393,037]
Co-Investigator, "Black and White Caregivers of Elders with Dementia,"
Principal Investigator,May Wykle, 1989-1990, pilot study funded under Primary Grant UHN/CWRU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, NIA 1 P50 AG08012 [$19,977]
Co-Investigator, "Health and Women's Retirement Decisions and Adaptations,"
1983-1988; Marie R. Haug, Principal Investigator, NIA RO1 AG03476 [$335,239]
Methodologist, "Measurement of Patient Care Outcomes in Critical Care,"
1988; Ellen Rudy, Principal Investigator, AANC
Methodologist, "Aged Cohort Comparison in an Acute Psychiatric Facility,"
1987-1988; May Wykle, Principal Investigator, NIMH RO1 MH41267.
Methodologist, "Cleveland Hispanic AIDS Beliefs: A Pilot Study,"
1988; Francisco GómezBellengé, Principal Investigator, Health Issues Task Force
Advisor on development of 12 research grant proposals and on specific design or analysis issues of a limited nature on four additional studies


Charmaz, Kathy & Linda Liska Belgrave "Thinking about Data with Grounded Theory" Qualitative Inquiry

Belgrave, Linda Liska, Adrienne Celaya, Seyda Aylin Gurses, Angelica Boutwell & Alexandra Fernandez "Meaning of Political Controversy in the Classroom: A Dialogue Across the Podium" Symbolic Interaction 68-8735(1) (2012).


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