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

Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Latina Girls and Sexual Identity by Lorena Garcia

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender edited by Barbara Risman, Carissa Froyum Roisse and William Scarborough

Where the Millennials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure by Barbara Risman

Risman, Barbara J., Myers, Kristen and Sin, Ray. 2018.  “Limitations to the Neoliberal Turn in Gender Theory.” Gender Reconsidered. Messerschmidt, James, Martin, Patricia, Messner, Michael and Connell, Raewyn (co-editors). New York, NY: New York University Press.

Decoteau, Claire Laurier. 2016. “‘You Can’t Eat Love’: ‘Getting By’ in South Africa’s Transactional Sexual Economy.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology 4, 3: 289–322.

Luhr, Sigrid 2020. “Signaling Parenthood: Managing the Motherhood Penalty and Fatherhood Premium in the U.S. Service Sector.” Gender & Society 34(2): 259-283. 

 

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.