Research under this area, coordinated by Professor Maria Charles, utilizes diverse quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches to describe and explain inequalities within workplaces, schools, families and other social institutions. Broom scholars study gender and sexuality at diverse analytical levels, ranging from the micro (e.g., gendered identities, attitudes, and interactions) to the macro (e.g., international trends in women’s labor force participation, family structures, and cultural stereotypes). Much ongoing research at the Broom Center explores the dynamic interrelationships between individual, organizational, and societal gender structures. Campus departments and programs with significant capacity in this area include Anthropology, Economics, Feminist Studies, Global and International Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.
Area director: Maria Charles