Elizabeth (Betsy) Erbaugh is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. A recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the University of New Mexico Office of the Graduate Dean, and the Anita L. Mishler Education Fund, she has taught Sociology and Gender/Women's Studies courses at the University of New Mexico, Grinnell College, Butler University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and RSCNJ. Dr. Erbaugh has presented her work at meetings of the American Sociological Association, the National Women's Studies Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the International Network for Social Network Analysis, the Race, Gender and Class Conference at Southern University New Orleans, and the Los Angeles Queer Studies Conference, among other fora. Her work appears in interdisciplinary journals and edited volumes including Gender Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (alongside the work of scholars such as Patricia Hill Collins and Catharine MacKinnon).


Ph.D. University of New Mexico, 2007 - Sociology
M.A. University of New Mexico, 2001 - Sociology
M.A. University of Notre Dame, 1998 - International Peace Studies
B.A. Tufts University, 1993 - Philosophy; Peace and Justice Studies

Research & Teaching Interests

Reproductive Health; Social Networks; Social Movements/Community Organizing; Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality; Violence (Personal, Cultural and Structural); U.S. Welfare State; Queer Theory; Research Methods


Race, Sexuality and Reproductive Health

Networks of Risk and HIV
The Partner Study, Institute for Research on Social Issues, IUPUI

  • Bell, David C., Elizabeth B. Erbaugh et al. "Comparing Network Sampling Designs for Research with Hidden Populations," presented at INSNA conference, 2012. Manuscript under review, Sociological Methods & Research.
  • Bell, David C. and Elizabeth B. Erbaugh, "Interpreting Self-Reported Intimate Relationships: Do We Know What Respondents Mean?" Presented at IARR conference, July 2012. Manuscript under review, Journal of Marriage & Family.
  • Bell, David C., Aron DiBacco and Elizabeth B. Erbaugh, "Barriers and Facilitators to Risk Protection." Manuscript in progress.

LGBTQ Community Organizing Against Intimate Partner Violence

Gender in Community Organizing for Economic Justice

Teaching (see courses)

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2013-present
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Visiting/Associate Faculty, Sociology, 2011-2013
Butler University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Sociology, 2009-2011
Grinnell College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2007-2009
University of New Mexico, Instructor & Advisor, Sociology, Women Studies, Peace Studies, 2001-2007

Interdisciplinary Program Building

Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies

  • Butler University, Gender Studies Curriculum Committee (new undergraduate major)
  • Grinnell College, Gender & Women's Studies Committee (new undergraduate major)
  • University of New Mexico, Women Studies Executive Committee

Peace Studies

  • University of New Mexico, Program Committee & Advisor (new minor, internship component)
  • University of Notre Dame, Conference Organizer, Cultures of Violence, Cultures of Peace

Mentoring & Student Research

Kelly Van Busum, Master's Thesis Committee Member, IUPUI
Brian Collins, Advisor, IUPUI
Kelsey Truman, Presenter, Undergraduate Research Conference, Butler University
Erin Duran, Mentored Advanced Project in Gender Variance, Burkle Award Winner, Grinnell College
Erin Duran & Steven Cross, Workshop Presenters, Midwest BLGTA Campus Conference 2009, Grinnell College
Evelyn Gandara, Burkle Award Winner, Posse Foundation Graduate, Grinnell College
Juan Garcia, Mellon-Mays Fellow, Grinnell College

Honors & Fellowships

  • Research Overload Stipend, RSCNJ, 2013.
  • Finalist, Dissertation/First Book Prize in Queer Studies, SUNY Press, 2008.
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Nominee, UNM Department of Sociology, 2006.
  • Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, University of New Mexico, 2004-2005.
  • Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies, 2003.
  • Kroc Scholarship (full tuition, room, board and stipend), Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1997-98.
  • Young Professional Certificate, Nonprofit Management & Community Development Institute, Tufts University, June 1996.
  • Anita L. Mishler Education Fund Fellowship, Boston Foundation, 1994.
  • Everett Public Service Internship (stipend), 1991.