Associate Professor in Sociology; Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
Social Sciences 320
Kristen Schilt's research interests center on sociology of gender and sexualities, the sociology of culture, and the sociology of work and occupations. A central focus of her work is finding new ways to make visible the taken-for-granted cultural assumptions about gender and sexuality that serve to naturalize and reproduce social inequality. She recently published Other, Please Specify: Queer Methods in Sociology. She is currently working on a historical sociology book project titled Conceptualizing Agnes: Exemplary Cases and the Disciplines of Gender. The book is part of a larger collaboration with multi-media artist, Chase Joynt, and will be accompanied by an experimental film project.
Other, Please Specify; Queer Methods in Sociology. Co-editor with D’Lane Compton and Tey Meadow. 2018. University of California Press.
Kristen Schilt and Danya Lagos. 2017. “The Development of Transgender Studies in Sociology.” Annual Review of Sociology. 43: 425-443
Cayce Hughes, Kristen Schilt, Bridget Gorman, and Jenifer Bratter. 2017. “Framing the Faculty Gender Gap: A View from STEM Graduate Students.” Gender, Work and Organization. 24(4): 398-416
Chase Joynt and Kristen Schilt. 2015. “Anxiety in the Archive.” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. 2 (4): 635-644.
Kristen Schilt and Jenifer Bratter. 2015. “From Multiracial to Transgender? Assessing Attitudes toward a Transgender Category on the U.S. Census.” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (Special Issue: Making Transgender Count). 2(1), 77-100.
Laurel Westbrook and Kristen Schilt. 2014. “Doing Gender, Determining Gender.” Gender & Society 28 (1): 32-57 (equal authorship).