Steven M. Ortiz

Associate Professor
Sociology Program
School of Public Policy

402 Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-3703
Phone: 541-737-8920
Fax: 541-737-2289

sortiz@oregonstate.edu

Teaching

  • SOC 204 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 313 - Sociology of Intimate Relationships
  • SOC 424/524 - Social Psychology
  • SOC 453/553 - Sociology of Sport
  • SOC 470/570 - Collective Behavior
  • SOC 499/599 - Special Topics/Sociology of the Sport Marriage

Research Interests

  • Sport Marriage
  • Work and Family
  • Sociology of Emotion
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Symbolic Interactionism

Media Coverage

Interviews about my research on the sport marriage, and commentary about sport-related issues, topics, and trends have been featured in local, regional, state, national, and international media in numerous television, radio, newspaper, magazine, and website outlets. Included are selected media coverage:

  • Anderson Cooper 360o
  • Dateline NBC
  • Associated Press
  • The Guardian
  • The Globe and Mail
  • The New York Times
  • USA Today
  • Newsweek
  • Sports Illustrated
  • ESPN.com
  • Salon.com

 

Curriculum Vitae


Brief Vita

Education

  • Ph.D. - Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
  • M.A. - Sociology, California State University, Fullerton, 1983
  • M.S. - Recreation Administration, California State University, Long Beach, 1979
  • B.A. - Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1976

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2006-       Associate Professor, Sociology, Oregon State University
  • 2000-06   Assistant Professor, Sociology, Oregon State University
  • 1996-00   Adjunct Instructor, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley              
  • 1995-00   Adjunct Instructor, Sociology, California State University, Sonoma         
  • 1996-99   Adjunct Instructor, Sociology and Social Services, California State University, East Bay
  • 1995-97   Adjunct Instructor, Sociology, California State University, San Francisco                 
  • 1994-95   Adjunct Instructor, Sociology and Anthropology, Mills College 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2020. The Sport Marriage: Women Who Make It Work. Champaign, IL:  University of Illinois Press.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2011. “Wives Who Play by the Rules: Working on Emotions in the Sport Marriage.” Pp. 124-135 in At the Heart of Work and Family: Engaging the Ideas of Arlie Hochschild, edited by Anita I. Garey and Karen V. Hansen. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2010. “Competing with Her Mother-in-Law: The Intersection of Control Management and Emotion Management in Sport Families.” Pp. 319-344 in Studies in Symbolic Interaction, volume 35, edited by Norman K. Denzin. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2007. “Breaking Out of Academic Isolation: The Media Odyssey of a Sociologist.” American Sociologist 38(3): 223-249.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2006. “Using Power: An Exploration of Control Work in the Sport Marriage.” Sociological Perspectives 49(4): 527-557.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2005. “The Ethnographic Process of Gender Management: Doing the ‘Right’ Masculinity with Wives of Professional Athletes.” Qualitative Inquiry 11(2): 265-290.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2004. “Leaving the Private World of Wives of Professional Athletes: A Male Sociologist’s Reflections.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 33(4): 466-487.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2003. “Muted Masculinity as an Outsider Strategy: Gender Sharing in Ethnographic Work with Wives of Professional Athletes.” Symbolic Interaction 26(4): 601-611.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2002. “Constructing Dependency in Coping with Stressful Occupational Events: At What Cost for Wives of Professional Athletes?” Sociology of Sport Online 5(2), November-December.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2001. “How Interviewing Became Therapy for Wives of Professional Athletes: Learning From a Serendipitous Experience.” Qualitative Inquiry 7(2): 192-220.

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS  

  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2019. “The Sport Marriage: A Career-Dominated Marriage.” Paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, VA, November 6-9.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2018. “Fitting In: The Social Circles of Players’ Wives.” Paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 31-November 3.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2016. “Taking One for the Team: The Heart of Teamwork in the Sport Marriage.” Paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, November 2-5.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2016. “Off-the-Field Violence in the World of Professional Sports: Contributing to Interpretations of Male Entitlement.” Paper presented at the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, August 19-21.
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2015. “Marginalized Women: Negotiating Outsider Status in the Sport Marriage.” Paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM, November 4-7. 
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2014. “The Institutionalized Brotherhood: How It Intensifies Stress in the Sport Marriage.” Paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, Portland, OR, November 5-8.  
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2014. “Perpetual Stress: How Groupies Impact the Sport Marriage.” Paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR, March 27-30. 
  • Ortiz, Steven M. 2014. “The Ordeal of Subordination Management: Wives Who Struggle to Preserve the Sport Marriage.” Paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR, March 27-30.