ExpertiseSociology of disability; intersections of gender, ability, and (dis)ability; interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches to women and work; gender studies; qualitative research methods; and feminist methodologies.
Cheryl Najarian Souza, Ph.D. does research involving intersectional analysis, which includes looking at ability, disability and the spaces in between while considering other intersections such as race, class, and gender. She explores this topic while using sociological, gender studies, and disability studies frameworks. She is currently at work on a project that looks at the discourse of (dis)ability in educational and family environments.
- 2021. Carey, Allison C. and Cheryl Najarian Souza. "Constructing the Sociology of Disability: An Analysis of Syllabi." Teaching Sociology.
- 2020. Najarian Souza, Cheryl. "Reframing the Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan: Resisting (Dis)ability Stereotypes Through an Analysis of Children's Literature." Research in Social Science and Disability: New Narratives of Disability: Constructions, Clashes, and Controversies volume 11: 11 - 26. Edited by Sara E. Green and Donileen R. Loseke. Emerald Publishing Limited.
- 2017. Najarian Souza, Cheryl. "'I Play Golf With My Kids, Not My Colleagues:' Politicians, Parenting, and Unpaid Work as a Choice?" Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare December XLIV (4): 45 - 71.
- 2010. Najarian Souza, Cheryl. "Deaf Mothers: Communication, Activism, and the Family." Disability Studies Quarterly. 30 (3/4).
- 2006. Najarian, Cheryl G. "Between Worlds" Deaf Women, Work, and Intersections of Gender and Ability. New York: Routledge.