Cati Connell

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

PhD, University of Texas at Austin (2010)

Sociology  245 | 617.358.6445 |

Curriculum Vitae


Prof. Cati 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.


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

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