Karen Van Gundy

Phone: (603) 862-2500
Office: Sociology, McConnell Hall Rm 341D, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Courses Taught

  • SOC 599: Sociological Analysis
  • SOC 620: Drugs and Society
  • SOC 720/820: Sociology of Drug Use
  • SOC 799H: Senior Honors Thesis


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Miami
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Cincinnati
  • B.S., Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Research Interests

  • Gender
  • Life course
  • Sociology of mental health
  • Substance use

Selected Publications

  • Van Gundy, K. T., & Staunton, M. S. (2017). Marijuana Examining the Facts. ABC-CLIO.

  • Van Gundy, K. T., Rebellon, C. J., Jaffee, E. M., Stracuzzi, N. F., Sharp, E. H., & Tucker, C. J. (2016). Perceived Local Job Prospects and School Connectedness in a Struggling Rural Economy: A Life-Course Perspective. Peabody Journal of Education, 91(2), 224-245. doi:10.1080/0161956x.2016.1151748

  • Van Gundy, K. T., Tucker, C. J., Stracuzzi, N. F., Sharp, E. H., & Rebellon, C. J. (2016). The rural context of substance misuse in the United States Emerging adult patterns and local perceptions following the Great Recession. In ROUTLEDGE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF RURAL CRIMINOLOGY (pp. 253-263). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • Van Gundy, K. T., Stracuzzi, N. F., Rebellon, C. J., Tucker, C. J., & Cohn, E. S. (2011). Perceived Community Cohesion and the Stress Process in Youth. RURAL SOCIOLOGY, 76(3), 293-318. doi:10.1111/j.1549-0831.2011.00050.x

  • Van Gundy, K., & Rebellon, C. J. (2010). A Life-course Perspective on the "Gateway Hypothesis". JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, 51(3), 244-259. doi:10.1177/0022146510378238

  • Van Gundy, K., Schieman, S., Kelley, M. S., & Rebellon, C. J. (2005). Gender role orientations and alcohol use among Moscow and Toronto adults. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 61(11), 2317-2330. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.033

  • Van Gundy, K. (2002). Gender, the assertion of autonomy, and the stress process in young adulthood. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY QUARTERLY, 65(4), 346-363. doi:10.2307/3090107