Elizabeth A. Armstrong

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Elizabeth Armstrong


  • Affiliation(s)
    • Organizational Studies
    • Women's Studies
    • Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education
  • Fields of Study
    • Culture and Knowledge
    • Economic Sociology
    • Gender and Sexuality
    • Power, History, and Social Change
  • About

    Elizabeth A. Armstrong is a cultural sociologist with interests in the areas of sexuality, gender, social movements, organizations, and higher education. I am interested in cultural stability and change, and the acquisition and deployment of culture. My work has focused on two cases: 1) The sources, development, and consequences of gay movements in the United States from the 1950s through the 1990s; and 2) How class and gender shape college experiences and outcomes, with a particular emphasis on the role of the university in the reproduction of inequality. It is my goal to extend cultural and institutional analysis to various empirical problems and sociological subfields.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1998
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Collective Behavior/Social Movements, Cultural Sociology, Education, Sex and Gender
  • Selected Publications:
  • Books