Dr. Justin Allen Berg is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Dakota, where he has been teaching courses on aging, social statistics, and research methods, for about a decade. He has advised dozens of students, who have gone to work in many important fields, from law enforcement to social services. He has been a member of faculty senate and has served on numerous university committees, including Essential Studies and TRP committees. He is currently a faculty fellow for the Vice President for Research & Economic Development and also serves as the student advisor for the UND chapter of the international sociology honor society, Alpha Kappa Delta. His primary areas of research focus on employment outcomes and race relations. Specifically, he is currently studying the relationship between social interaction and job stress, while previously he has studied the relationship between intergroup contact and immigration attitudes. His work has appeared in several influential journals, such as Sociological Inquiry, The Sociological Quarterly, and Sociological Focus. Within the next five years, he hopes to attain full professorship, be awarded an external research grant, and ride his bike more.
Job Stress, Employee Absenteeism, Race Relations, Immigration Attitudes
Berg, Justin Allen, and Amira Allen [Student]. 2019. “Multiracial Identities and Employee Absenteeism: Testing Contact and Depletion Hypotheses.” Sociological Inquiry (currently online; forthcoming in print)
Legerski, Elizabeth, and Justin Allen Berg. 2018. “Does Educational Attainment Influence the Relationship between Political Orientation and Opinions toward the Affordable Care Act?” Health Sociology Review 27:75-88.
Gleditsch, Rebecca [Student], and Justin Allen Berg. 2017. “White Faculty Members’ Racial Attitudes: Does Interracial Contact Matter?” Humboldt Journal of Social Relations 39:104-116.
Legerski, Elizabeth Miklay and Justin Allen Berg. 2016. “Americans’ Approval of the 2010 Affordable Care Act: Self-Interest and Symbolic Politics.” Sociological Inquiry 86:285-300.
Berg, Justin Allen. 2015. “Explaining Attitudes toward Immigrants and Immigration Policy: A Review of the Theoretical Literature.” Sociology Compass 9:23-34.
Berg, Justin Allen. 2014. “Whites’ Attitudes toward Immigrants and Immigration Policy: Are Multiracial Individuals a Source of Group Threat or Intergroup Contact?” Sociological Focus 47:194-217.