Research Overview

My primary research areas are gender, work, health, and reproduction.

Much of my previous work examines the causes and consequences, especially stress and health consequences, of occupational sex-segregation in the United States.

My new projects examine (1) the causes of attitudes toward abortion in the United States and (2) the social meaning and consequences of geographically uneven access to reproductive health care in the United States.

Other work looks at sexualities, masculinities, physiological stress response to the social environment, motherhood, gender ideology, and workplace integration.

Most of my work is theoretically grounded in gender theory and sociological, social psychology. My methods include quantitative analyses of large, secondary data sets; laboratory experiments; collection and analysis of physiological measures of stress response; and in-depth interviews.