Gender & Sexuality

Respect All Women: Fat Positive, Pro Choice, Against Classism, Intersectionality Now!!!, Trans Women, Queer Women, Disabled Women, Black Women

Sociology of Gender/Sexuality focuses broadly on social, cultural and historical processes relevant to gender and sexuality, such practices, the body, health; feminist and queer perspectives on gender and sexuality; gender and sexuality at the level of institutions, interactions, and identities; and how gender and sexuality articulate with other social categories and locations, such as race, ethnicity, class, and age.

Who studies gender & sexuality?

A selection of faculty publications on gender & sexuality

Recent graduate seminars on gender & sexuality

  • Sociology of Gender (Soc 524) by Barbara Risman; Lorena Garcia
  • Sociology of the Body (Soc 520) by Claire Decoteau
  • Feminist Theory (Soc 520) by Barbara Risman
  • Sociology of Sexualities (Soc 520) by Lorena Garcia
  • Gender, Sexuality, and the Law (Soc 520) by Laurie Schaffner

Reading group on gender & sexuality

Respect All Women: Fat Positive, Pro Choice, Against Classism, Intersectionality Now!!!, Trans Women, Queer Women, Disabled Women, Black Women

The Gender within an Intersectional Frame (GIF) began in 2017 and is facilitated by Professor Barbara Risman, but run collectively by its members.