Here are a few of my favorite articles.


 Stefan Timmermans, 2016, “Trust in Standards: Transitioning Clinical Exome Sequencing from the Bench to the Bedside,” Social Studies of Science, Vol. 45 (1), pp. 77-99.

Stefan Timmermans and Steven Epstein, 2010, “A World full of Standards but not a Standard World: Toward a Sociology of Standardization.” Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 36, pp. 69-89.

Stefan Timmermans and Alison Angell, 2001, “Evidence-Based Medicine, Clinical Uncertainty, and Learning to Doctor.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol. 42 (4), pp. 342-359

Stefan Timmermans and Marc Berg, 1997, “Standardization in Action: Achieving Local Universality through Medical Protocols.” Social Studies of Science, Vol. 27 (2), pp. 273-305.

Death and Dying

Stefan Timmermans, 2005, “Suicide Determination and the Professional Authority of Medical Examiners.” American Sociological Review, Vol. 70 (April), 311-333.

Stefan Timmermans, 2005, “Death Brokering: Constructing Culturally Appropriate Deaths.” Sociology of Health and Illness, Vol. 27 (7), 993-1013.

Stefan Timmermans, 1998, “Social Death as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: David Sudnow's ‘Passing On’ Revisited.” The Sociological Quarterly, Vol. 39 (3), pp. 453-472.

Stefan Timmermans, 1994, “Dying of Awareness: The Theory of Awareness Contexts Revisited.” Sociology of Health and Illness, June, Vol. 16 (3), pp. 322-336.

Medical sociology

Stefan Timmermans, 2013 “The Seven Warrants of Qualitative Health Sociology.” Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 77, pp. 1-8.

Stefan Timmermans and Steven Haas, 2008, “Towards a Sociology of Disease.” Sociology of Health and Illness, Vol. 30 (5), pp. 659-676.

Qualitative Research

Stefan Timmermans and Iddo Tavory, 2012,  “Theory Construction in Qualitative Research: From Grounded Theory to Abductive Analysis.” Sociological Theory, Vol. 30 (3), pp. 167-186

Iddo Tavory and Stefan Timmermans, 2009, “Two Cases of Ethnography: Grounded Theory and the Extended Case Method.” Ethnography, Vol. 10 (3), pp. 243-263.

Population Health

Stefan Timmermans, Laura Orrico, and Jasmine Smith, 2014, “Spillover Effects of an Uninsured Population,” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol. 55 (3), pp. 360-374.

Stefan Timmermans and Mara Buchbinder, 2010, “Patients-in-Waiting: Living Between Sickness and Health in the Genomics Era.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol. 51 (4), pp. 408-423.

 Heeju Sohn and Stefan Timmermans, 2017, “Social Effects of Health Care Reform: Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act and Changes in Volunteering,” Socius, Vol. 3, pp. 1-12

 Tara McKay and Stefan Timmermans, 2017, “Beyond Health Effects? Examining the Social Consequences of Community Levels of Uninsurance Pre-ACA." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol.58 (1), pp. 3-22.

Pragmatist Semiotics

Stefan Timmermans, “Matching Genotype and Phenotype: A Pragmatist Semiotic Analysis of Clinical Exome Sequencing,” American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 138 (3), pp. 136-177.