Emily W. Kane

Emily W. Kane





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 how social service providers balance individualist and structuralist explanations for poverty (2016); using disciplinary debates to engage students in public sociology (2015); the politics of knowledge in community-based research (2012); parents’ preferences for sons and daughters (2009); parental monitoring of children’s gender conformity (2009); and  predictors of support for gender-related affirmative action (2009).

She is also the author of two books, one on how parents reproduce and resist gendered childhoods (The Gender Trap, published in September 2012 by NYU Press) and the other a textbook on gender and sexuality in childhood (Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in Childhood, published in 2013 Continuum Publishing).

Professor Emily Kane’s CV

Whitehouse Professor of Sociology Emily Kane challenges privilege

Maine Campus Compact Award Recipient Emily Kane