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Kristen Myers, Ph.D.


Ph.D., North Carolina State University


  • Black and White women working to overcome racism
  • Gay and lesbian police officers negotiating gender expectations at work
  • How people talk about race in private
  • How positionality affects qualitative research
  • Teaching inequality

Selected Publications

  • Myers, Kristen. 2015. "Being 'The Man' Without Having a Job And/Or: Providing Care Instead of 'Bread'." In Families as They Really Are, 2nd ed., Virginia Rutter and Barbara Risman, eds. New York: Norton.
  • Myers, Kristen. 2013. "Anti-feminist Messages in American Television Programming for Young Girls." Journal of Gender Studies.
  • Myers, Kristen. 2013. "Exotica: The Deployment of Intersecting Binaries." Journal of Ethnography 42.6.
  • Myers, Kristen. 2012. "'Cowboy Up!' Non-hegemonic Representations of Masculinity in Children's Television Programming." Journal of Men's Studies 20: 125-143.
  • Myers, Kristen. 2005. Racetalk: Racism Hiding in Plain Sight. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Myers, Kristen. 2012. "Exotica: The Deployment of Intersecting Binaries." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography41: 7-33.
  • Myers, Kristen and Laura Raymond. 2012. "Elementary School Girls and Heteronormativity: The Girl Project."Gender & Society 24: 167-188.
  • Myers, Kristen; Kay Forest; and Suan Miller. 2004. "Officer Friendly and the Tough Cop: Gays and Lesbians Navigate Homophobia and Policing." Journal of Homosexuality 47: 17-37.
  • Myers, Kristen. 2004. "Ladies First: Race, Class and the Contradictions of a Powerful Femininity." Sociological Spectrum 24 (1): 11-41.
  • Myers, Kristen; Cynthia Anderson; and Barbara Risman, eds. 1998. Feminist Foundations: Toward Transforming Sociology. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Courses Taught

  • Research in women's studies
  • The sociology of gender, work and inequality
  • Social inequality
  • Social problems
  • Qualitative research methods
  • The sociology of knowledge

Kristen Myers, Director/Presidential Teaching Professor
Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality
Department of Sociology
On sabbatical fall 2017)
Reavis Hall, room 103
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