Gina Longo

Gina Longo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Founders Hall Room 206


2018 Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dissertation Advisors: Myra Marx Ferree and Pamela Oliver

2008 M.A. in Political Science, Florida Atlantic University

Teaching Areas

Digital Sociology, Immigration, Gender, Race, Political Sociology, Family

Research Interests

Digital Sociology, Gender, Race, Citizenship/Nation, Immigration, Family


Gina Marie Longo, Ph.D., received her doctorate from the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research agenda contributes to knowledge about digital spaces, intersectional identities, citizenship, nationalism and inequality with implications for the sociologies of migration, gender, race and politics. She recently completed her postdoctoral research position on the Access to Justice Project at the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s Law School, which explores the challenges to self-representation that low-income, non-custodial parents experience throughout child support court. Her current project employs mixed methods to investigate how U.S. citizens negotiate immigration officials’ demands that they prove their marriages are authentic.

Her recent Gender & Society article, “Keeping it in ‘the Family’: How Gender Norms Shape U.S. Marriage Migration Politics,” has received awards for outstanding scholarship from ASA’s International Migration Section, the Eastern Sociological Association and the University of Wisconsin’s interdisciplinary Research Center on Gender and Women, and has been featured in Sage Publication’s Gender & Society Podcast and the London School of Economics’ US Centre blog.


For the Spring 2020 semester, Professor Longo will be instructing a newly redesigned research methods course for the department's Digital Sociology graduate program. SOCY-656 Digital Research Methods and Design will introduce students to the tools needed for analyzing "native-born" data in order to explain how human behavior both shapes and is shaped by digital data. Methods taught in the course include digital ethnography, digital content analysis, data sampling from social media, and twitter hashtag sampling, all complemented by an introduction to the Python programming language.

Select Works

Forthcoming Longo, Gina Marie. “Feminist Empiricism.” In Wiley-Blackwell’s Companion to
Feminist Studies, edited by Nancy Naples. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell

2019 Longo, Gina Marie. “Transnational Marriages between American Women and Men Abroad.” American Sociological Association’s Sex & Gender Section Newsletter. March, Spring Edition: 10-11

2018 Longo, Gina Marie, “Keeping it in ‘the Family’: How Gender Norms Shape U.S.
Marriage Migration Politics.” Gender & Society 32(4): 456-475.

2018 Longo, Gina Marie. “Immigration Self-help Services for U.S Citizens with Foreign Spouses Uphold Gender Inequality, and Acts as Unofficial Border Police.” The London School of Economics US Centre.

2018 Longo, Gina Marie. “Mothers and Moneymakers: How Gender Norms Shape U.S. Marriage Migration Politics.” Gender & Society Blog.

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