A student who specializes in the area of gender must demonstrate special knowledge of how biological sex and gender shape individuals’ identities, how they shape experiences in everyday social life, individuals’ experiences with major social institutions, and also, therefore, important life outcomes such as family, career, and health. Students who specialize in this area demonstrate special knowledge of the theoretical and methodological advances that have been made in the sociology of gender for understanding the importance of this individual attribute.

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Rachel Dunifon

Professor, Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean, College of Human Ecology

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Vida Maralani

Associate Professor

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Kelly Musick

Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, Brooks Senior Associate Dean of Research

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Sharon Sassler

Professor of Public Policy and Sociology

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Landon Schnabel

Robert and Ann Rosenthal Assistant Professor

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Kim Weeden

Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor of the Social Sciences, Director of the Center for the Study of Inequality

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Community and Urban Sociology    Computational Social Science    Culture    Economy and Society    Gender    Inequality and Social Stratification    Methodology    Organizations, Work and Occupations    Policy Analysis    Political Sociology and Social Movements    Race, Ethnicity and Immigration    Science, Technology and Medicine    Social Demography    Social Networks    Social Psychology    Sociology of Education    Sociology of Family    Sociology of Health and Illness