Ellen Lamont

  • Lecturer in Sociology Ellen Lamont
  • ABD, New York University

Contact Information:

email: ellen.lamont@sonoma.edu
Voicemail: 707.664.2469
Fax: 707.664.3920
Office: Stevenson Hall 2084 H

Areas of Expertise:

Gender, Family, Sexualities, Masculinities, Work/Family Conflict, Power Theory

Academic Interests:

Ellen Lamont is currently a PhD candidate in sociology at New York University. Her dissertation, titled “The Mating Game: Women, Men, and Courtship in an Era of Gender Upheaval,” examines how gender shapes men’s and women’s courtship behaviors and narratives and how, in turn, these experiences affect egalitarian outcomes in romantic relationships. Her analysis charts the process by which gender inequality persists in romantic relationships, demonstrating that, as educational and occupational gender gaps shrink, strategies of symbolic gendering are an increasingly important arena for maintaining or undermining inequality.

Courses Offered:

  • Sociology of Families