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  • Cheshire, C. and A. Gerbasi. 2010. Structurally Determined Transitions in Modes of Social Exchange and Assessments of Trust. Social Psychology Quarterly.

  • Latusek, Dominika and Alexandra Gerbasi. 2010. Trust and technology in a ubiquitous modern environment. Hershey, PA

  • Cook, K.S. and A. Gerbasi. 2009. Trust. In The Oxford Handbook of Analytic Sociology, edited by P. Hedstrom and P. Bearman, 218-241. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

  • Cook, K.S., C. Cheshire, A. Gerbasi and B. Aven. 2009. Assessing Trustworthiness in Online Goods and Services”. In ETrust: Forming Relationships in the Online World, edited by K.S. Cook, V. Buskens, C. Snijders and C. Cheshire, 189-214. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

  • Gerbasi, A. and K.S. Cook. 2008. The Role of Trustworthiness in Negotiated and Reciprocal Exchange. In Social Structure and Emotions, edited by J. Clay-Warner and D. Robinson, 141-165. New York: Elsevier, Inc.

  • Gerbasi, Alexandra. 2008. Attribution and Commitment in Different Types of Exchange. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM.

  • Cook, K.S., C. Cheshire and A. Gerbasi. 2006. Power Dependence and Social Exchange. In Contemporary Social Psychological Theories, edited by , 194-216. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

  • Cook, K.S. and A. Gerbasi. 2006. Homans and Emerson on Power: Out of the Skinner Box. In George C. Homans: History, Theory and Method, edited by A. Trevino, 157-176. New York: Paradigm Publishers.

  • Cook, K.S., E.R. Rice and A. 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 S. Rose-Ackerman and B. Rothstein, 193-212. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Educational Background

  • 2007 – Ph.D., Stanford University, Stanford CA (Sociology)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2008- – Assistant Professor, California State University, Northridge

  • 2004 – Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, Stanford University

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Cheshire, C – University of California, Berkeley

  • Cook, K – Stanford University

  • Cross, R – University of Virginia

  • Latusek, D – Kozminski University

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