- Pettengill Hall, Room 269
- Women and Gender Studies
BA, Oberlin College; MA, Ph.D., University of Michigan
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 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 by Continuum Publishing).