Jack Niemonen

Jack Niemonen

Professor

ANTHROPOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY

East Hall 312

Phone: (605) 677-5591

Email: Jack.Niemonen@usd.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Bio:

I joined the faculty at USD in 1989. Prior to August 1989, I taught sociology courses at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD; Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA; and Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. My active professional memberships include the American Sociological Association (including section memberships on Teaching and Learning, and Racial and Ethnic Minorities), the Midwest Sociological Society, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. My past memberships include the Society for the Study of Social Problems (1989-2016), Mid-South Sociological Association (1989-2016), Great Plains Sociological Association (1989-2016), and Association for Humanist Sociology (1989 - 2010). Currently, I am serving as an area editor for the American Sociological Association's TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology.


Teaching Interests:

Routinely, I teach Social Problems, History of Sociology, and undergraduate and graduate sections of Race and Ethnic Minorities, Sociology of Work, Sociology of Family, and Social Stratification.


Research Interests:

Book in Progress: Where Do We Go From Here? Evangelical Christian Perspectives on Race, Religion, and Society Through a content analysis of the Evangelical Christian press, this work examines how Evangelical Christians conceptualize, understand, and address social problems in the United States today, especially race relations, poverty, and Hispanic immigration. It explains why certain theological precepts both liberalize and constrain Evangelical Christian understandings of the social world. Of special interest are 1) Evangelical Christian views on racial reconciliation efforts between whites and blacks in the post-Civil Rights era; 2) Evangelical Christian responses to the growing influence of Islam among the urban black poor in the United States (Islam's in-roads into the black community represent both a challenge and a threat to preserving a distinctly Evangelical Christian identity); 3) the differences between Evangelical Christian and mainstream views on the causes and consequences of Hispanic immigration to the United States; 4) Evangelical Christian responses (both theologically and materially) to contemporary African realities, including a) the devastation brought about by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, and b) the tensions that are arising as a process of "fusion" occurs between Christian Evangelical precepts and practices and traditional African religious precepts and practices; and 5) the growing anxiety among Evangelical Christians as they confront the challenges to the Evangelical Christian Weltanschauung (or world view) that were introduced in recent decades by the emergence of the postmodern movement and the increasingly pluralistic nature of American Society. Initial analyses and findings were presented as a paper-in-progress, "The Race Relations Problematic in Evangelical Christianity Today," at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, April 2009. Updates of this research-in-progress were presented at the Joint Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society and the North Central Sociological Association, April 2010; the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, March 2012; and the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, March 2014. A clean working draft was completed in Fall 2016.


Education:

  • Ph D, Sociology, Michigan State University, 1982
  • MA, Sociology, Michigan State University, 1977
  • BA, Sociology/Social Work/Psychology, Concordia College, 1974

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Niemonen, Jack. "Sociology 312 History of Sociology Syllabus (Contributions to the Discipline of the 'Voices' from Below". Washington, DC: American Sociological Association Digital Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, 2017.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness (Stanford University Press 2015) by Paula Ioanide.", 87-89. Vol. 46, Iss. 1. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, 2017.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Whither the White Working Class? A Comment on Khanna and Harris, 'Discovering Race in a 'Post-Racial' World: Teaching Race through Primetime Television'", 236-241. Vol. 43, Iss. 3. Teaching Sociology, 2015.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Pedagogical Package for Teaching the Main Ideas of William Julius Wilson", 48 pages. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, 2011.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Public Sociology or Partisan Sociology? The Curious Case of Whiteness Studies", 48-81. Vol. 41, Iss. 1. The American Sociologist , 2010.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Race and Ethnic Minorities Syllabus: Sociology 450/550". Washington, DC: American Sociological Association Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, 2010.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Social Problems Syllabus: Sociology 150". Washington, DC: American Sociological Association Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, 2010.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Antiracist Education". Edited by Richard T. Schaefer, 73-76. Vol. 1. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications: Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society, 2008.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Declining Significance of Race". Edited by Richard T. Schaefer, 377-378. Vol. 1. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications: Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society, 2008.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Underclass". Edited by Richard T. Schaefer, 1344-1346 . Vol. 3. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications: Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society, 2008.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Antiracist Education in Theory and Practice: A Critical Assessment", 159-177. Vol. 38, Iss. 2. The American Sociologist, 2007.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Race and Ethnic Relations Courses (Revised and Updated)". In Teaching Race and Ethnic Relations: Syllabi and Instructional Materials, 5th Edition, edited by Donald Cunnigen, 100-135. Iss. 5th. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2007.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Social Problems Courses (Substantially Revised and Updated)". In Instructor's Resource Manual on Social Problems, 4th Edition, edited by Walter Carroll and Lutz Kaelber, 44-54. Iss. 4th. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2007.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Course Objectives, Content, and Format for Special Subject Fields: Readings in the Black Experience (Updated)". In Teaching Sociology From a Marxist Perspective, 4th Edition, edited by Martha E. Gimenez and Brian P. Hawkins, 100-115. Iss. 4th. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2006.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Reply to Dan Clawson", 542. Vol. 35, Iss. 5. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews , 2006.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Review Essay: Race, Class, and the State in the Postindustrial Period: Race, Class, and the Postindustrial City: William Julius Wilson and the Promise of Sociology (State University of New York Press 2004) by Frank Harold Wilson, and Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs (University of California Press 2003) by Deirdre A. Royster", 1-4. Vol. 35, Iss. 1. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews , 2006.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: Immediacy: How Our World Confronts Us & How We Confront Our World (Revised Edition, Discern Books 2003) by Fred Emil Katz", 619-625. Vol. 25, Iss. 5. Sociological Spectrum , 2005.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: NAFTA & Neocolonialism: Comparative Criminal, Human & Social Justice (University Press of America 2004) by Lawrence French and Magdaleno Manzanárez", 283-289. Vol. 31, Iss. 2. International Review of Modern Sociology , 2005.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Social Stratification Courses". In Social Stratification Courses: Syllabi and Instructional Materials, 5th Edition, edited by Scott Semau and Johnnie Griffin, 150-161. Iss. 5th. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2004.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: Against Race: Imagining Political Culture Beyond the Color Line (Harvard University Press 2001) by Paul Gilroy", Available Online Only. Vol. 15, Iss. 1. Available Online Only: The Great Plains Sociologist , 2003.
  • Niemonen, Jack. Race, Class, and the State in Contemporary Sociology: The William Julius Wilson Debates, 309 pages (ISBN: 1-58826-010-0). Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: Tripping on the Color Line: Black-White Multiracial Families in a Racially Divided World (Rutgers University Press 2000) by Heather M. Dalmage", 76-81. Vol. 14, Iss. 1. The Great Plains Sociologist , 2002.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Course Objectives, Content, and Format for Special Subject Fields: Readings in the Black Experience (Revised and Expanded)". In Teaching Sociology From a Marxist Perspective, 2nd Edition, edited by Martha E. Gimenez and Brian V. Klocke, 86-99. Iss. 2nd. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2002.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Role of the IRB [Institutional Review Board]: A Reply to Ross et al., 'The State of State Crime Research'", 204-209. Vol. 24, Iss. 2. Humanity & Society, 2002.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Medical Sociology Courses (Revised and Updated)". In A Handbook for Teaching Medical Sociology, 4th Edition, edited by Robin D. Moremen, 51-60. Iss. 4th. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2001.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Social Problems Courses (Revised and Updated)". In Instructor's Resource Manual on Social Problems, edited by Lutz Kaelber & Walter Carroll, 53-61. Iss. 3rd. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2001.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Race and Ethnic Relations Courses (Revised and Updated).". In Teaching Race and Ethnic Relations: Syllabi and Instructional Materials, edited by Donald Cunnigen, 238-272. Vol. 2001, Iss. 4th Edition. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2001.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform (Oxford University Press 1999) by Andrew Billingsley", 148-152. Vol. 12, Iss. 1. The Great Plains Sociologist , 2000.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: New Tribalisms: The Resurgence of Race and Ethnicity (New York University Press 1998), edited by Michael W. Hughey", 110-115. Vol. 12, Iss. 1. The Great Plains Sociologist , 2000.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Social Class and Inequality Courses". In Social Stratification Courses: Syllabi and Instructional Materials, 4th Edition, edited by Scott Semau, 125-132. Iss. 4th. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 2000.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: Getting Beyond Race: The Changing American Culture (Westview Press 1998) by Richard J. Payne", 92-96. Vol. 11, Iss. 2. The Great Plains Sociologist , 1999.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Deconstructing Cultural Pluralism", 401-419. Vol. 19, Iss. 4. Sociological Spectrum , 1999.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Low Pay as Social Class Ressentiment", 5-6. Vol. 13, Iss. 2. The Great Plains Sociological Association Newsletter , 1999.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: Culture of Intolerance: Chauvinism, Class, and Racism in the United States (Yale University Press 1998) by Mark Nathan Cohen", 86-91. Vol. 11, Iss. 1. The Great Plains Sociologist , 1998.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: Habermas and the Unfinished Project of Modernity: Critical Essays on the Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (MIT Press 1997), edited by Maurizio Passerin d´Entrèves and Seyla Benhabib", 96-102. Vol. 10, Iss. 2. The Great Plains Sociologist , 1998.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Course Objectives, Content, and Format for Special Subject Fields: Readings in the Black Experience". In Teaching Sociology From a Marxist Perspective, edited by Martha E. Gimenez and Abigail Anne Fuller, 115-127. Iss. 1st. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1998.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism: Policy and Practice (Garland Publishing 1997), edited by Peter M. Hall", 96-99. Vol. 10, Iss. 1. The Great Plains Sociologist , 1997.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Medical Sociology Courses (Revised and Updated)". In A Handbook for Teaching Medical Sociology, 3rd Edition, edited by Bernice A. Pescosolido, Anne E. Figert, and Gregory Weiss, 148-163. Iss. 3rd. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1997.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Race and Ethnic Relations Courses (Substantially Revised and Updated)". In Teaching Race and Ethnic Relations: Syllabi and Instructional Materials, 3rd Edition, edited by Donald Cunnigen, 79-93, 93a-93p . Iss. 3rd. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1997.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Social Problems Courses (Revised and Updated)". In Resource Manual for Teaching Social Problems, 2nd Edition, edited by J. Michael Brooks and Kendal L. Broad, 58-68. Iss. 2nd. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1997.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Race Relations Problematic in American Sociology: A Case Study and Critique", 15-54. Vol. 28, Iss. 1. The American Sociologist, 1997.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "An Interview on Teaching Sociology, Conducted by Dean S. Dorn at the 1994 Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society in St. Louis, MO". In Voices from the Classroom: Interviews with Thirty-Six Sociologists About Teaching, edited by Dean S. Dorn, 226-236. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1996.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: The Bell Curve Wars: Race, Intelligence, and the Future of America (BasicBooks 1995), edited by Steven Fraser", 98-101. Vol. 9, Iss. 1. The Great Plains Sociologist , 1996.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: The Sociology of Money: Economics, Reason and Contemporary Society (The Continuum Publishing Company 1994) by Nigel Dodd", 100-103. Vol. 8, Iss. 1. The Great Plains Sociologist , 1995.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Role of the State in the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations: Some Theoretical Considerations", 27-38. Vol. 23, Iss. 1. Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology , 1995.
  • Niemonen, Jack. A Bibliography Raisonne for Sociology Courses on the Mass Media, 99 pages. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1994.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: American Skinheads: The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime (Praeger 1993) by Mark S. Hamm", 104-107. Vol. 7, Iss. 1. The Great Plains Sociologist , 1994.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: Social Stratification and Socioeconomic Inequality, Volume 1: A Comparative Biosocial Perspective (Praeger 1993), edited by Lee Ellis", 110-113. Vol. 6, Iss. 1. The Great Plains Sociologist , 1993.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Sociology of Work and Organizations Courses". In Sociology of Work and Organizations: Resource Book of Syllabi and Teaching Materials, edited by Geoffrey W. Grant, 62-76. Iss. 1st. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1993.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Some Observations on the Problem of Paradigms in Recent Racial and Ethnic Relations Texts", 271-286. Vol. 21, Iss. 3. Teaching Sociology, 1993.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Medical Sociology from a Historical Materialist Perspective: Course Objectives, Content, and Format". In Teaching Sociology from a Marxist Perspective, edited by Rhonda F. Levine, 293-310. Iss. 1st. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1991.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Deviant Behavior Courses". In Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Courses on Deviance and Social Control, 2nd Edition,, edited by Keith R. Fernsler, 58-68. Iss. 2nd. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1991.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Medical Sociology Courses". In A Handbook for Teaching Medical Sociology, edited by Bernice Pescolido, 149-163. Iss. 1st. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1991.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Race and Ethnic Relations Courses". In Teaching Race and Ethnic Relations: Syllabi and Instructional Materials, edited by Donald Cunnigen, 84-95. Iss. 1st. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1990.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Objectives, Content, and Format for Social Problems Courses". In Instructors' Resource Manual for Social Problems, edited by Richard Hurzeler and J. Michael Brooks, 48-62. Iss. 1st. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, 1990.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Research Note: An Assessment of Documentary and Bibliographic Resources Available for the Study of Corporate Control", 105-118. Vol. 1, Iss. 1. The Great Plains Sociologist , 1988.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Response to Kerbo and Della Fave's 'Corporate Linkage and Control of the Corporate Economy: New Evidence and a Reinterpretation'", 273-277. Vol. 25, Iss. 2. The Sociological Quarterly , 1984.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Book Review: Corporate Power and Urban Crisis in Detroit (Princeton University Press 1978) by Lynda Ann Ewen", 44-49. Vol. 7, Iss. 1. Summation, 1980.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Parallels in Group Actions Described in the Frameworks of the Sociology of Knowledge and Symbolic Interaction: Are These Approaches Conceptually Distinct?". In Tri-College Anthropology-Sociology Convention Proceedings III, edited by Christopher Smith and Ann Brunton, 187-197. Vol. III. Moorhead, MN: Tri-College Anthropology-Sociology Convention, 1974.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "To the Old Army", 100. Iss. Spring. College Poetry Review , 1973.
  • Niemonen, Jack. "To the Old Army". In Pegasus, edited by Dennis Hartman, 194. Los Angeles, CA: National Poetry Press, 1973.

Awards and Honors:

  • 65th Annual Harrington Lecture, USD College of Arts & Sciences, 2017
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who (Berkeley Heights, NJ), 2017
  • Nominated by a current student, and invited by the Office of Academic Affairs to submit supporting materials, for the University of South Dakota's Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence-In-Teaching., University of South Dakota, 2016
  • Professional biography included in the 70th Platinum Anniversary Edition of Who's Who in America 2016, 2015
  • Professional biography included in the 69th Edition, Volume 2, of Marquis' Who's Who in America 2015, New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 2014
  • Professional biography included in the 68th Edition, Volume 2, of Marquis' Who's Who in America 2014, New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 2013
  • Professional biography included in the 30th Pearl Anniversary Edition of, Marquis' Who's Who in the World, 2012
  • Professional biography included in the 67th Edition, Volume 2, of, Marquis' Who's Who in America, 2012
  • Professional biography included in the 66th Edition, Volume 2, of, Marquis' Who's Who in America, 2011
  • Nominee, USD's Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010
  • Professional Biography included in the 65th Edition, Volume 2 of, Marquis' Who's Who in America, 2010
  • Special Acknowledgement In the Preface of Risk: The Crisis of Hope, Trust, and Caring by Robert Perrucci and Carolyn C. Perrucci, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009 for a critical evaluation of the original manuscript., 2009
  • Fifteen Years of Service, Employee Recognition, University of South Dakota, 2005
  • Professional Biography included in Contemporary Authors Online, Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group Databases, 2004
  • Nominee, USD's Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002
  • Professional Biography included in the Directory of American Scholars, Tenth Edition, Volume V: Psychology, Sociology, and Education, Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, 2002
  • Nominee, USD's Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001
  • Ten Years of Service, University of South Dakota, Employee Recognition, 2000
  • Nominee, USD's Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000
  • Recipient, Teaching Award of the Great Plains Sociological Association, Great Plains Sociological Association, 1999
  • University Research Council Grant, University of South Dakota, 1999
  • One of six faculty at USD chosen to implement the First Year Seminar Series for Spring Term 1998, University of South Dakota, 1997
  • Sabbatical leave from USD, University of South Dakota, 1995
  • Acknowledged in the Preface to Paul Higgins' Sociological Wonderment, Roxbury Publishing Company, 1994
  • Acknowledged in the Preface to the Eighth Edition of Kurt Finsterbusch and George McKenna's Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Social Issues, Dushkin Publishing Group, 1994
  • Acknowledged in the Preface to the Second Edition of John W. Hereen and Mary Lee Mason's Sociology: Windows on Society, Roxbury Publishing Company, 1992
  • Acknowledged in the Preface to the Seventh Edition of Kurt Finsterbusch and George McKenna's Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Social Issues, Dushkin Publishing Group, 1992
  • Acknowledged in the Preface to the Third Edition of Reid Luhman's The Sociological Outlook, Collegiate Press, 1992
  • Biographical citation included on page 306 in Who's Who Among Young American Professionals, 1992-1993, Second Edition, Reed Reference Publishing, 1992
  • Acknowledged in the Preface to the Second Edition of H. Paul Chalfant and Emily E. Labeff's Understanding People and Social Life, West Educational Publishing Company, 1991
  • Invited to join the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Michigan State University Chapter., Phi Kappa Phi, 1981
  • Helped develop and teach an undergraduate course on "World Conflict and Development" at Michigan State University, featuring former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young as Visiting Professor, Michigan State University, 1980
  • Nominated by the Department of Sociology for Michigan State University's Excellence-In-Teaching Citation., Michigan State University, 1979
  • Received from the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University a letter of commendation for performance on Ph.D. comprehensive examinations, Michigan State University, 1979
  • Awarded Second Place, Howard Paul Becker Memorial Award Competition for Undergraduate Student Papers, Midwest Sociological Society, 1974
  • Awarded the Michigan State University Graduate Office Scholarship, Michigan State University, 1974
  • Awarded the Pi Gamma Mu Scholarship for Graduate Study in the Social Sciences, Pi Gamma Mu, 1974
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), Concordia College, 1974
  • Named to the Honorable Mention List, Danforth Foundation Fellowship Competition, Danforth Foundation, 1974
  • Awarded the Concordia College Upper-Class Honor Scholarship, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1973
  • Awarded the Marie Moe Lillehaugen Memorial Scholarship, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1973
  • Invited to join Pi Gamma Mu, the National Social Science Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu, 1973
  • Awarded the Concordia College Upper-Class Honor Scholarship, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1972
  • Invited to join Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, Psi Chi, 1972
  • Awarded the Concordia College Upper-Class Honor Scholarship, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1971
  • Awarded the Concordia College Merit Scholarship, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1970
  • Graduated Valedictorian, Northwood High School, Minong, WI., 1970
  • One of 25 freshmen who participated in The Principia Plan, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1970

Presentations:

  • Niemonen, Jack. "Evangelical Christians and the Problem of Hispanic Immigration: How the Magazines Christianity Today, Sojourners, and World Define Obligations to, and Opportunities That Can Derive From, the Arrival of Hispanic Immigrants.". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE. (2014)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Evangelical Christians and the Problem of Race: A Content Analysis of Christianity Today and Sojourners Magazine". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (2012)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Race Relations Problematic in Evangelical Christianity Today: An Update on Research in Progress". Presented at the Joint Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society and North Central Sociological Association, Chicago, IL. (2010)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Race Relations Problematic in Evangelical Christianity Today". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA. (2009)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "An Introduction to Whiteness Studies". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. (2008)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Deconstructing Whiteness Studies". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. (2008)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Antiracist Education in Theory and Practice: A Critical Assessment". Presented at the Joint Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society and the North Central Sociological Association, Chicago, IL. (2007)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Politics of Postmodern Pedagogy". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE. (2006)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Problematic Nature of Liberatory Sociology". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE. (2006)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Sociological Legacy of William Julius Wilson and the Thesis of the Declining Significance of Race". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. (2001)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Teaching the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations Course: A Theory-Oriented Approach" (Workshop Presentation). Presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (2000)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Factors Contributing to Low Faculty Salaries in South Dakota". Presented at the Great Plains Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Spearfish, SD. (1999)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Race and Life-Chances: An Overview". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (1999)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Is Cultural Pluralism a Scientific Concept?". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA. (1997)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Using the Sociology of Sociology to Teach the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations". Presented at the Great Plains Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Bismarck, ND. (1996)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Race Relations Problematic in American Sociology: A Case Study and Critique". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (1996)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Paradigmatic Underpinnings of American Race Relations Research as Published in Major Sociology Journals, 1969-1993 (Part 3)". Presented at the Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH. (1995)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Paradigmatic Underpinnings of American Race Relations Research as Published in Major Sociology Journals, 1969-1993 (Part 2)". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (1995)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Paradigmatic Underpinnings of American Race Relations Research as Published in Major Sociology Journals, 1969-1993 (Part 1)". Presented at the Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC. (1994)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Role of the State in the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations: Some Theoretical Considerations". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. (1994)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Problems and Prospects in the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations" (Revised). Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (1993)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Problems and Prospects in the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations". Presented at the Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chattanooga, TN. (1992)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Milton Gordon Ghostbusters? A Comparative Analysis of Recent Racial and Ethnic Relations Texts as Paradigmatic Perspectives". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO. (1992)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Usefulness of Advertising for Teaching the Sociological Perspective". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA. (1991)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "The Usefulness of Advertising for Teaching the Sociological Perspective" (Roundtable). Presented at the Great Plains Sociological Association/Sociologists of Minnesota Meetings, Fargo, ND. (1990)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Mass Media and the Problem of Social Stratification". Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (1990)
  • Niemonen, Jack. "Parallels in Group Actions Described in the Frameworks of the Sociology of Knowledge and Symbolic Interaction: Are These Approaches Conceptually Distinct?". Presented at the Tri-College Anthropology-Sociology Convention, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. (1974)