Gender & Sexuality
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.
- Schaffner, Laurie, Grant Buhr, deana lewis, Marco Roc, and Haley Volpintesta. 2016. Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Chicago: Issues in Poverty and Homelessness, NY: Center for Court Innovation
- Schaffner, Laurie. 2007. “On the Ethical Care of Gay and Lesbian Youth in Corrections.” The Link: Connecting Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare 5(3): 6-13. Child Welfare League of America, Juvenile Justice Division.
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
The Gender within an Intersectional Frame (GIF) began in 2017 and is facilitated by Professor Barbara Risman, but run collectively by its members.