Philip J. Pettis
Philip J. Pettis received his MSW and B.A. in Psychology from Wichita State University. He additionally has an M.A. in Sociology from Vanderbilt. His Master’s thesis qualitatively explored the role of gay male culture and gay male peers in gay men’s body image formation using an intersectional informed approach to thematic analysis. His research interests include taking an intersectionality approach to exploring topics within the domain of medical sociology and genetics, gender and sexuality, sexual health, sociology of the body, social networks, and social inequality. He is currently involved in multiple qualitative studies examining the centrality of diverse bodies to a myriad of social and health experiences and quantitative studies examining issues related to broad LGBT health.
Song, Lijun, Philip J. Pettis and Bhumika Piya. 2017. “Does your Body Know Who You Know? Multiple Role of Network Members’ Socioeconomic Status for Body Weight Ratings.”Sociological Perspectives 66(6): 907-1018. Editor’s Pick.
Song, Lijun and Philip J. Pettis. 2018. "Does Whom You Know in the Status Hierarchy Prevent or Trigger Health Limitation? Institutional Embeddedness of Social Capital and Social Cost Theories in Three Societies. “Social Science & Medicine. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.09.035
Song, Lijun, Cleothia Frazier, and Philip J. Pettis. 2018. "Do Network Members’ Resources Generate Health Inequality? Social Capital Theory and Beyond." Pp. 233-253 in Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health, edited by S. Folland and E. Nauenberg. Cheltenham,UK: Edward Elgar Ltd.