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Pina V. Holway

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Pina V. Holway

Meet Pina V. Holway

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Education: 2008 College at Brockport State University of New York, B.A.
2010 Florida State University, M.S.
2013 Florida State University, Ph.D.

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Courses Taught: Introduction to Sociology
Childhood Socialization

Career Specialties: Pina Holway specializes in adolescents and young adults, families and health.


Professional and Community Activities: Holway’s work centers around two major themes. First, she is interested in the link between family and health. Specifically, she is concerned with (1) romantic partner influences on health; and (2) health concordance within couples. Second, she is interested in youths’ sexual trajectories, examining how sexual initiation influences long-term health and relationship experiences, as well as identifying demographic factors that help to shape sexual experiences. Her work has been published in journals such as Society and Mental Health, Journal of Aging and Health, Journal of Family Issues, Archives of Sexual Behavior , and International Journal of Sexual Health .

Honors and Awards: 2012, Dissertation Research Grant, Florida State University
2012-2013, Program for Instructional Excellence Teaching Associate, Department of Sociology, Florida State University
2011, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Florida State University