Welcome! I am the Sherry B. Ortner Collegiate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. My research focuses on the reproduction and transformation of systems of social inequality in the United States. I am interested in gender, sexuality, social class, race, and other dimensions of inequality, and the ways in which they intersect. I approach these questions as a cultural and organizational sociologist. Substantively, most of my work has focused on sexuality and/or higher education.
I joined the U-M faculty in 2009, returning to my undergraduate alma mater. I graduated from Michigan with a double major in sociology and computer science in 1988. I received my Ph.D. from the UC-Berkeley Department of Sociology and taught at Indiana University-Bloomington from 2000-09. I spent 2007-08 at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and 2018-19 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University.
- Department of Sociology
- Organizational Studies
- Women’s and Gender Studies
- Institute for Research on Women and Gender
- Initiative on Ending Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Harassment
- Injury Prevention Center
- Population Studies Center
- Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education
- Center for Inequality Dynamics
- Poverty Solutions