Institute for Social Research

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1915 Las Lomas NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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Miriam Verploegh

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Miriam Verploegh, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Applied Research and Analysis (CARA) at the Institute for Social Research (ISR). Miriam finished her Ph.D. in May 2015 in Sociology at the University of Iowa with an emphasis structural social psychology, social stratification, and quantitative methodology. She has gone on to do research in the area of policing, home visitation, and social stratification. She has experience with data collection, advanced analytical techniques, qualitative and quantitative research design, project management, and report writing.

Professional Experience

Before coming to work for the ISR, Miriam was employed with the Civilian Police Oversight Agency where she analyzed trends in police misconduct and police/community interaction. She worked at the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice and the Iowa Social Science Research Center managing data entry, data tracking, project management, data analysis, research report writing, and presentation of findings at national conferences.   Miriam was also employed as a faculty member in Sociology at the University of Iowa between 2009 and 2015.  


Verploegh, M. (2015) Child Welfare Outcomes of In Home Services: Reducing Involvement in Public Child Welfare through the Family Development Matrix Model under Conditions of Differential Response. XULA- COP Eighth Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, LA

Verploegh, M., and Richardson, B. (2014) Reducing maternal and early childhood health disparities through improved access to healthcare and home visitation. Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of US and Global Health Equity Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Harbor, MD.

Verploegh, M. (2014). Status organizing processes in-group interaction. American Sociological Association Conference, Hilton Hotel, San Francisco, CA.

Verploegh, M. (2014). Defining a status characteristic: Expectation states and the standardized experimental situation.  Group Processes Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Verploegh, M. (2014). Gender Display and inequality in task groups. No Limits: Intersectionality Gender, Race, and Class, Kearney, NE.

Verploegh, M. (2014). How Diffuse Status Characteristics shape inequality in task groups. Group Processes Mini-Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Verploegh, M. (2013). Stigma or status: An exploration of the influence of gender display in interaction. James F. Jakobsen Conference, Saturday, April 6th, University of Iowa

Verploegh, M. (2011). Feminist Theory Throughout the Twentieth Century. Jacobson Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Verploegh, M. (2010). Men are from Mars women are from Harvard:  Female achievement and the gender gap in higher education. Midwestern Sociological Society Conference, Chicago IL.

Verploegh, M. (2006). Fictions of the blues, and a blues book most excellent: Transgressions in literary and blues texts of the early twentieth century. Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Verploegh, M. (2006). Frankenstein, vampires, and the cyborg: Locating resistance in the hybrid body. Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Verploegh, M. (2006). Paroled borders and resistant rhymes: Constructions of gender representation in hip hop culture. Smith College, Northampton, MA.


University of Iowa, Ph.D Sociology, 2015

University of Iowa, MA, Sociology, 2010

Smith College, BA, Sociology, 2006