Lianna Hartmour

  • Lecturer in Sociology
  • M.A. & C.Phil., University of California, Los Angeles

Contact Information

Voicemail: 707.664.2561
Fax: 707.664.3920
Office: Stevenson 2084

Areas of Expertise:

Medicine, science and technology, disabilities, gender, bodies, families, interdisciplinary studies, qualitative research

Academic Interests:

Lianna Hartmour is a medical sociologist who does qualitative health research. After obtaining her B.A. at Sonoma State University, she earned her M.A. and C.Phil. in Sociology (with a certificate in Gender Studies) at UCLA. Her current research is an ethnographic study of sibling bone marrow donation infrastructure, clinical practices, and relationships. She has also conducted research on death in the hospital and mothering children with autism. She has taught sociological and interdisciplinary classes on many topics, including research methods, reproduction, disability, bodies, race/ethnicity, medicine, biotechnology and gender.

In addition to teaching at Sonoma State, she is the Education Coordinator at the non-profit organization Zero Breast Cancer. At ZBC, she assists with translating the latest breast cancer research into information people can use.

Courses Offered:

  • SOCI 300: Sociological Research Methods
  • SOCI/GERN 332: Death in American Culture
  • SOCI/WGS 440: Sociology of Reproduction

Selected Publications:

  • 2012. “Death Signals Life: A Semiotics of the Corpse.” Handbook of the Body. Ed. Bryan
    Turner. Routledge. (with Stefan Timmermans)