Heather Kohler Flynn

  • Lecturer in Sociology
  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Heather Kohler Flynn

Contact Information

Email: heather.flynn@sonoma.edu
Voicemail: 707.664.3398
Fax: 707.664.3920
Office: Stevenson 2084

Areas of Expertise:

Youth and Adolescence, Social Relationships, Social Networks, Social Psychology, Gender, Research Methods

Academic Interests:

Dr. Flynn’s dissertation focused on friendship characteristics and quality during adolescence and early adulthood. Her current projects include: (1) identity formation on facebook.com, (2) bathroom-wall writing, (3) the influence of gender and extracurricular activity participation on self-esteem, (4) adolescent social networks, (5) social norms in and out of the bedroom, and (6) friendship across the life course.

Courses Offered:

  • SOCI 300: Sociological Research Methods
  • SOCI 301: Statistics for Sociologists
  • SOCI 312: Sociology of Gender
  • SOCI 441: Methods Seminar: U.S. by the Numbers
  • SOCI 498: Senior Seminar


Selected Publications:

  • Gregson, Jennifer, Marcy Sowa, and Heather Kohler Flynn. 2011. "Evaluating Form and Function of Regional Partnerships: Applying Social Network Analysis to the Network for a Healthy California, 2001-2007." Journal of Education and Nutrition Behavior Volume 43; Number 4S2: 67-74.
  • Felmlee, Diane H., Heather Kohler Flynn, and Peter Riley Bahr. 2008. “Too Much of a Good Thing: Fatal Attraction in Intimate Relationships.” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 36(1): 3-14.
  • Smith, Vicki, Heather Kohler Flynn, and Jonathan Isler. 2006. “Finding Jobs and Building Careers: Reproducing Inequality in State-Sponsored Job Search Organizations.” In Worker Participation: Practices and Possibilities, edited by V. Smith. Research in the Sociology of Work, Volume 16. Oxford: JAI/Elsevier Press.