Elizabeth A. Armstrong

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Elizabeth Armstrong

Professor of Sociology, Organizational Studies, and Women's Studies

  • Affiliation(s)
    • 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
  • Selected Publications:
  • Books