- Alexandra Gerbasi
Office Location: SN 310
Office Phone: 677-4269
- Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University in 2007.
- B.A. in History from Duke University in 1998.
- Specialty Areas: Trust, Social Psychology, Social Networks, Group Processes, Research Methods/Statistics
- Sociology 364 Social Statistics
- Sociology 364 Social Statistics Laboratory
- Sociology 690 Quantitative Research Methodology
Selected Publications and Presentations
Gerbasi, Alexandra. Forthcoming. “Power Dependence Theory” in Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, edited by John Levine and Michael Hogg. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Gerbasi, Alexandra. Forthcoming. “Social Exchange in Networks and Groups” in Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, edited by John Levine and Michael Hogg. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Cook, Karen S. and Alexandra Gerbasi. Forthcoming. “Trust and the Explanation of Action” in The Oxford Handbook of Analytic Sociology, edited by Peter Hedstrom and Peter Bearman. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Oshri, Ilan Julia Koltarsky and Alexandra Gerbasi. Forthcoming. “Radical Innovation in Business Service Outsourcing: The Role of Contract Types and Relationships.” Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems.
Cross, Rob, Christie Dowling, Alexandra Gerbasi, Vic Gulas and Robert Thomas. 2010. “Performance Transformations through Network Alignment.” MIS Quarterly Executive. 9: 117-129.
Latusek, Dominika and Alexandra Gerbasi, editors. 2010. Trust and Technology in a Ubiquitous Modern Environment: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Press.
Latusek, Dominika and Alexandra Gerbasi. 2010. “Preface.” Trust and Technology in a Ubiquitous Modern Environment: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives, edited by Dominika Latusek and Alexandra Gerbasi, pp.xii-xix. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Press
Cheshire, Coye, Alexandra Gerbasi and Karen S. Cook. 2010. “Structurally Determined Transitions in Modes of Social Exchange and Assessments of Trust.” Social Psychology Quarterly. 73: 176-195.
Cook, Karen S., Coye Cheshire, Alexandra Gerbasi and Brandy Aven. 2009. “Assessing Trustworthiness in Online Goods and Services” in ETrust: Forming Relationships in the Online World, edited by Karen S. Cook, Vincent Buskens, Chris Snijders and Coye Cheshire, pp. 189-214. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
Cook, Karen S. and Alexandra Gerbasi. 2009. “Trust” in The Oxford Handbook of Analytic Sociology, edited by Peter Hedstrom and Peter Bearman, pp. 218-241. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Gerbasi, Alexandra. 2008. Attribution and Commitment in Different Types of Exchange. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM.
Gerbasi, Alexandra and Karen S. Cook. 2008. “The Role of Trustworthiness in Negotiated and Reciprocal Exchange” in Social Structure and Emotions, edited by Jody Clay-Warner and Dawn Robinson, pp. 141-165. New York, NY: Elsevier, Inc.
Cook, Karen S., Coye Cheshire and Alexandra Gerbasi. 2006. “Power
Dependence and Social Exchange” in Contemporary Social Psychological Theories, edited by Peter Burke, pp 194-216. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Cook, Karen S., Eric R. W. Rice, and Alexandra Gerbasi. 2004. "The Emergence of Trust Networks under Uncertainty: The Case of Transitional Economies--Insights from Social Psychological Research" in Problems of Post Socialist Transition: Creating Social Trust, edited by Susan Rose-Ackerman, Bo Rothstein, and Janos Kornai, pp. 193-212. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Research and Interests
My research interests focus on the social determinates of trust, with special attention to types of interaction, social networks, power inequality, and rates of cooperation. My research experience has been primarily experimental, however, I have recently begun incorporating real-world social networks into the exchange paradigm. I am currently looking at how transitions between modes of exchange influences perceptions of trust, and how ethnic diversity in communities influences generalized trust and social capital.