The Sociology of Gender Program
What is the Sociology of Gender?
Sociology of gender is concerned with how society influences perceptions of gender norms, identities, roles, and relations and considers how these intersect with hierarchies of power including sexuality, class, race/ ethnicity, nationality, immigration status, disability, and age. Our faculty examine questions of gender and sexuality in contemporary and historical contexts and employ a range of methodological and theoretical approaches.
Specific foci of research amoung faculty include:
- Health outcomes
- Labor and labor relations
- Marriage and family
- Political economy
- Popular culture
- Social epidemiology