Emily W. Kane

Emily W. Kane

Professor of Sociology



Pettengill Hall, Room 269

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Pettengill Hall, Room 269



BA, Oberlin College; MA, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Prof. E. Kane’s CV – March 2019

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 neoliberalism and beliefs about poverty and social policy (2017); how social service providers balance individualist and structuralist explanations for poverty (2016); using disciplinary debates to engage students in public sociology (2015); and the politics of knowledge in community-based research (2012).

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).