My research centers on the social processes that make up people. That is, how are persons formed as caregivers, empathetic professionals, brain implant recipients, and subjects of genomic medicine, among other biomedical and sociocultural processes? My published work to date deals with questions like these.

Books and Edited Volumes

Special Issue of Sociological Perspectives. 2018. “On Ethnography.” Co-edited with Black Hawk Hancock.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Ruiz-Junco, Natalia and Daniel R. Morrison. 2019. “Empathy as Care: The Model of Palliative Medicine.Society 56(2):158-165.

Hancock, Black Hawk and Daniel R. Morrison. 2018. “The Ethnographer’s Circle: Institutionalizing Ethnography in the Pacific Sociological Association.” Sociological Perspectives 61(2):195-206.

Grzanka, Patrick R. and Daniel R. Morrison. 2017. "Post-Racial Fantasies and the Reproduction of Scientific Racism.American Journal of Bioethics. Available here: 

Morrison, Daniel R. 2017. "The Missing Empirical Studies of DBS Recipients' Views of Self." American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 8(2):126-128.

Hancock, Black Hawk and Daniel R. Morrison. 2016. "Beyond The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying: A Theoretical and Methodological Intervention into the Sociology of Brain Implant Surgery." Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 41(6):659-678.

Kyle B. Brothers, Matthew J. Westbrook, M. Frances Wright, John A. Myers, Daniel R. Morrison, Jennifer L. Madison, Jill M. Pulley, Ellen Wright Clayton. 2013. “Patient Awareness and Approval for an Opt-Out Genomic Biorepository.Personalized Medicine. 10:349-359.

Morrison, Daniel R. and Monica J. Casper. 2012. "Intersections of Disability and Trauma studies: Lessons from TBI and Obstetric Fistula." Disability Studies Quarterly. 32:2.

Morrison, Daniel R. and Larry W. Isaac. 2012. “Insurgent Images: Genre Selection and Visual Frame Amplification in IWW Cartoon Art." Social Movement Studies. 11:61-78.

Brothers, Kyle B., Daniel R. Morrison and Ellen W. Clayton. 2011. "Two Large-Scale Surveys on Community Attitudes Toward an Opt-Out Biobank." American Journal of Medical Genetics. 155A: 2982-2990.

 Bishop, Jeffrey and Daniel R. Morrison. 2011. “The Roman Catholic Church, Biopolitics, and the Vegetative State.” Christian Bioethics. 17:165-184.

Morrison, Daniel R. and Mark J. Bliton. 2011. “Exploring Layers of Meaning with Deep Brain Stimulation Patients.American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 2:26-28.

Morrison, Daniel R. and Ellen Wright Clayton. 2011. "False Positive Screening Results Are Not Always Benign.Public Health Genomics. 14: 173-177.

Casper, Monica J. and Daniel R. Morrison. 2010. “Medical Sociology and Technology: Critical Engagements.Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 51:S120-S132. 

Book Chapters

Blanco, Luisa, Lila Carlsen, Daniel R. Morrison, George Carlsen, Ashley Chaparro, and Erick Molina. Forthcoming. “Precarious Paradise: The Financial Well-Being of Hispanic Immigrant Day Laborers in Malibu.” in Latinos in the 21st Century: Their Voices and Lived Experiences. Nova Science.

Morrison, Daniel R. and Monica J. Casper. 2017. "Gender, Violence, and Brain Injury In and Out of the NFL: What Counts As Harm?" in Football, Culture, and Power edited by David J. Leonard, Kimberly B. George, and Wade Davis. Routledge. Find a copy here

Peer Reviewed Teaching Publications

"Social Stratification Syllabus" 2014. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. 

Book Reviews

Review of Ruha Benjamin's People's Science in American Journal of Sociology.

Review of Amit Prasad's Imperial Technoscience in Contemporary Sociology.

Review of Adele Clarke, Carrie Friese, and Rachel Washburn's edited volume, Situational Analysis in Practice, in Symbolic Interaction.