Research

My research interests lie in both urban sociology and family demography, particularly in questions of “where do people live?”, “why do they live there?”, and “what are the consequences of living there?”

I also have an ongoing research project exploring the role of empathy in the higher ed classroom.

Refereed Publications (~denotes student author; * denotes equal co-authorship)

Wynn, Colleen E.*, Elizabeth Ziff*, Allison H. Snyder. Forthcoming. “‘It’s a Process:’ How Faculty Develop and Adopt Empathetic Practices.” Sociological Focus. 

Wynn, Colleen E.*, Elizabeth Ziff*, Allison H. Snyder. Forthcoming. “Understanding, Experiencing, Connecting: The Benefits of Empathy in the Classroom.” in Emerging Stronger: Pedagogical Lessons from the Pandemic, edited by J. Chin, M.L. Kozimor. 

Wynn, Colleen E., Elizabeth Ziff, Allison H. Snyder, Kamryn T. Schmidt~, Lauryn L. Hill~. 2022. “The Sociological Role of Empathy in the Classroom.” Teaching Sociology 51(2):181-192. https://doi.org/10.1177/0092055X221123338.  

Friedman, Samantha, Colleen E. Wynn, and Hui-shien Tsao. 2021. “Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation by Family Structure and the Presence of Children in Metropolitan America.” Race and Social Problems. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12552-021-09342-3

Wynn, Colleen E. 2020. “Making Motherhood Work Reading and Discussion Questions” TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC:  American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org).  

Friedman, Samantha, Recai Yucel, Colleen E. Wynn, and Joseph R. Gibbons. 2019. “Muslim/Non-Muslim Locational Attainment in Philadelphia:  A New Fault Line in Residential Inequality?” Demography. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-019-00797-z.  

Wynn, Colleen E. 2019. “Neighborhood Tour Project.” TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC:  American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org)

Wynn, Colleen E. and Samantha Friedman. 2018. “Assessing the Role of Family Structure in Residential Isolation.” Social Sciences 7:160. Available: http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/7/9/160

Wynn, Colleen E. 2017 “Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement.” TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC:  American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org).  

Wynn, Colleen E. 2017 “Metropolitan Area Characteristics and Residential Segregation Using American FactFinder.” TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC:  American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org).  

Wynn, Colleen E. 2016. “Research Evaluation Activity and Paper Assignment.” TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org).  

Book Reviews 

Wynn, Colleen E. 2022. “Stagnant Dreamers: How the Inner City Shapes the Integration of the Second Generation.” Contemporary Sociology, 51(6), 507–508. https://doi.org/10.1177/00943061221129662bb

Additional Publications (* denotes equal co-authorship)

Wynn, Colleen E. 2020. “Teaching Urban Sociology in a Time of Mass Uprisings for Racial Justice and the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Community and Urban Sociology American Sociological Association section newsletter and blog. Accessible at: https://comurb.org/2020/10/24/teaching-urban-sociology-in-a-time-of-mass-uprisings-for-racial-justice-and-the-covid-19-pandemic/ 

Wynn, Colleen E. 2018. “Segregation, Turnover, and Neighborhood Connections: Assessing the Role of Family Structure.” University at Albany, State University of New York Dissertations. ProQuest document ID 10830906. Accessible at http://search.proquest.com/openview/b0ed3f30fde909457f85052a8a5b58c6/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y 

Wynn, Colleen E. 2013. “Not Quite Out On The Streets: Examining Protective and Risk Factors for Housing Insecurity Among Low-Income Urban Fathers.” Western Kentucky University Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1258. Accessible at http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses/1258/ 

Wynn, Colleen E. 2010. “Hopelessly Disadvantaged Like You: A Comparative Study of Disadvantaged Youth in Mobile and Medellin.” Western Kentucky University Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 287. Accessible at http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/stu_hon_theses/287/ 

Wynn, Colleen E. 2010. “The Shake Felt Round the World: An Examination of Framing of Social Inequality in Local Media in the Wake of the Earthquake in Haiti.”  University of Delaware Disaster Research Center, Final Project Report 54.

Community-Based Research

I’ve been fortunate to work with many community-based organizations, among them are:

  • Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership
  • University Heights Neighborhood Association
  • Youth Global Perspetive
  • Multiplying Good
  • South Indinapolis Quality of Life Plan (SoIndy)