Catherine Connell

Associate Professor
Director, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

PhD, University of Texas at Austin (2010)

Sociology  245 | 617.358.6445 | cati@bu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

BIO AND RESEARCH

Prof. Catherine Connell is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston University and Director of the BU Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Her work focuses on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and work/organizations. Her first book, School’s Out: Gay and Lesbian Teachers in the Classroom, was published in 2015 by University of California Press. Her current book project, A Few Good Gays: The US Military’s Incomplete Gender & Sexuality Revolution, focuses on the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the gender integration of combat, and the ongoing question of transgender inclusion.

 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS:

Connell, Catherine. 2018. “‘Thank You For Coming Out Today’: The Queer Discomforts of In-Depth Interviewing” in Other, Please Specify:___________: Queer Methods in Sociology  (University of California)

Connell, Catherine and Ashley Mears. 2018. “Bourdieu and the Body” in Oxford Handbook of Pierre Bourdieu (Oxford University Press)

Connell, Catherine. 2017. “‘Different Than An Infantry Unit Down In Georgia’: Metronormativity in the Homophobia Narratives of Boston Area ROTC Cadets” Sexualities. DOI: 10.1177/1363460717699771

Connell, Catherine. 2016. “Contesting Racialized Discourses of Homophobia.” Sociological Forum 31(3): 599-618.

 Mears, Ashley and Catherine Connell. 2015. “Paradoxical Value in Deviant Cases: Toward a Gendered Theory of Display Work.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 41(2): 333-359.

Connell, Catherine. 2015. School’s Out: Gay and Lesbian Teachers in the Classroom. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Connell, Catherine. 2013. “Fashionable Resistance: Queer ‘Fatshion’ Blogging as Counterdiscourse.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 41(1/2): 209-224.

Williams, Christine and Catherine Connell. 2010. “‘Looking Good and Sounding Right’: Aesthetic Labor and Social Inequality in the Retail Industry.” Work & Occupations 37(3): 349-377.

  • Revised reprint in Invisible Labor: Hidden Work in the Contemporary World (Marion Crain, Winifred Poster, Miriam Cherry, eds.). Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Reprinted in Working in America: Working in America: Continuity, Conflict, and Change in a New Economic Era (Amy S. Wharton, ed.). Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

Connell, Catherine. 2010. “Doing, Undoing, or Redoing Gender? Learning From the Workplace Experiences of Trans People.” Gender & Society 24(1): 31-55.

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