Professor Turcotte joined the Social Sciences and Education department in 2013. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire and teaches Introductory Sociology, Social Problems, Social Theory, Sociology Through Film and Race and Ethnic Relations.
Professor Turcotte's areas of interest include poverty, issues associated with economic and social inequality, as well as individual and community well-being.
Areas of Expertise
- Arctic Sociology
- Indigenous Populations
- Poverty and Stratification
- Social Theory
- Race and Ethnicity
Recent Presentations / Publications
Turcotte, Catherine, Jessica Shenkel, Jane Martina, and Kavyaa Rizal. Satisfaction with Life and Material Hardship among Adults in Communities Struggling to recover from the Great Recession (under review).
Turcotte, Catherine. Boys aren't taught anything anymore! The Role of Gender in Subsistence, Work Patterns, and Aspirations among Iñupiat and Yup'ik in Northwest Alaska. In Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic A Comparative Study of Living Conditions among Inuit, Sami, and the Indigenous Peoples of Chokotka and the Kola Peninsula. Ed. Birger Poppel and Jack Kruse (2015).
Turcotte, Catherine. Anger Management and Processes Mediating the Link between Witnessing Violence and the Perpetration of Violence. Violence and Victims 25.3 (2010): 18-31
Mattingly, Marybeth and Catherine Turcotte. Understanding Very High Rates of Young Child Poverty in the South. Carsey Institute Issue Brief No. 15, University of New Hampshire (2010).
Adversity Exposure and Life Satisfaction Levels. Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Portland, OR.
SLiCA 2.0: New Directions. Presented at The Eighth Congress of the International Arctic Social Sciences (2014), Prince George, British Columbia.
Subjective Well-being and Life Satisfaction in Maine Communities. Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, New York, NY.
National Academy of Sciences Polar Research Board, presentation at 2013 Emerging Research Questions in the Arctic workshop, Anchorage, AK.
- Ph.D., M.A., Sociology, University of New Hampshire