Emily Kane

  • 207-786-6192
  • ekane@bates.edu
  • Sociology
  • Professor
  • 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 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

Whitehouse Professor of Sociology Emily Kane challenges privilege