Emily W. Kane

  • 207-786-6192
  • ekane@bates.edu
  • Sociology
  • Professor
  • Pettengill Hall, Room 269
  • Women and Gender Studies

Professor Kane’s research and teaching interests encompass inequalities of race, class, gender and sexuality; gender and family; sociology of childhood; research methods; public opinion; social psychology; community-based research; and community-engaged learning.

Some of her recent publications focus on the politics of knowledge in community-based research (2012), parents preferences for sons and daughters (2009); parental monitoring of children’s gender conformity (2009), predictors of support for gender-related affirmative action (2009), queer student support for queer politics (2008), hegemonic masculinity and parental accomplishment of gender for sons (2006).

Her current research projects include a book on how parents reproduce and resist gendered childhoods (The Gender Trap, published in September 2012 by NYU Press), several writing projects related to community-based learning and community-engagement in sociology, and a textbook on gender and sexuality in childhood (Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in Childhood, forthcoming with Continuum Publishing in January 2013).

Professor Kane’s CV