Catherine Bolzendahl

Picture1Catherine Bolzendahl is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research stands at the intersection of political sociology and the sociology of gender, and frames gender as a fundamental basis of inequality and source of societal change. Specifically she has examines: 1) The importance of gender equality for welfare state spending and development (e.g., Social Forces, Social Politics, European Sociological Review); 2) Survey based evidence for changing notions of citizenship, political participation and gender inequality (e.g., British Journal of Sociology; Social Science Quarterly; Social Forces); 3) Family as a site of inequality according to gender, political rights and sexual orientation (e.g., ASA Rose Series book Counted Out: Same Sex Relations and Americans’ Definitions of Family).