Nena Stracuzzi

Phone: (603) 862-2500
Office: Sociology, McConnell Hall Rm 330A, Durham, NH 03824
Nena Stracuzzi


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of New Hampshire
  • M.A., Sociology, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., Social Sciences, University of California - Irvine

Research Interests

  • Gender
  • Medical Sociology
  • Sexual behavior
  • Sociology of the family

Courses Taught

  • NUTR 799H: Honors Senior Thesis
  • SOC 400: Introductory Sociology
  • SOC 520: Family
  • SOC 570: Sexual Behavior
  • SOC 611: Sociological Theory
  • SOC 635W: Medical Sociology
  • SOC 699H: Senior Honors Thesis
  • SOC 788/888: Advanced Medical Sociology
  • SOC 799H: Senior Honors Thesis

Selected Publications

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

Tucker, C. J., Van Gundy, K. T., Wiesen-Martin, D., Sharp, E. H., Rebellon, C. J., & Stracuzzi, N. F. (2015). Proactive and Reactive Sibling Aggression and Adjustment in Adolescence. JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, 30(6), 965-987. doi:10.1177/0886260514539760

Van Gundy, K. T., Mills, M. L., Tucker, C. J., Rebellon, C. J., Sharp, E. H., & Stracuzzi, N. F. (2015). Socioeconomic Strain, Family Ties, and Adolescent Health in a Rural Northeastern County. RURAL SOCIOLOGY, 80(1), 60-85. doi:10.1111/ruso.12055

Tucker, C. J., Sharp, E. H., Stracuzzi, N. F., Van Gundy, K. T., & Rebellon, C. (2013). Rural parents' messages to their adolescent sons and daughters to leave their home communities. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE, 36(5), 963-970. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2013.07.013

Tucker, C. J., Cox, G., Sharp, E. H., Van Gundy, K. T., Rebellon, C., & Stracuzzi, N. F. (2013). Sibling Proactive and Reactive Aggression in Adolescence. JOURNAL OF FAMILY VIOLENCE, 28(3), 299-310. doi:10.1007/s10896-012-9483-8

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

Stracuzzi, N. F., & Mills, M. (2010). Teachers Matter: Feelings of School Connectedness and Positive Youth Development among Coös County Youth. Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire. Retrieved from

Gebo, E., Stracuzzi, N. F., & Hurst, V. (2006). Juvenile justice reform and the courtroom workgroup: Issues of perception and workload. JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 34(4), 425-433. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2006.05.008

Blum, L. M., & Stracuzzi, N. F. (2004). Gender in the Prozac Nation - Popular discourse and productive femininity. GENDER & SOCIETY, 18(3), 269-286. doi:10.1177/0891243204263108

Most Cited Publications