Pamela Aronson, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
Pam Aronson
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Behavioral Sciences
Mondays 1:00 - 2:00 pm (via Zoom link) and by appointment

Teaching Areas:

Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies

Research Areas:

Disadvantaged College Students, Gender Inequality and Social Movements, Transition to Adulthood

Biography and Education

Professor Aronson completed her Ph.D. in sociology, with a minor in feminist studies, from the University of Minnesota. Her research has examined how social structures (including gender, race and class inequalities, and collapsing economic institutions) impact identities and the life course.

She has studied the experiences of disadvantaged college students, the transition to adulthood, career development, gendered experiences of work and family, and attitudes toward feminism. She is currently working on a book, titled Gender Revolution: How Politics and #MeToo are Reshaping Everyday Life (with former student Matthew Fleming; Under Contract with Routledge). She is also studying the transition to adulthood during the pandemic and Sexual Assault Discourse in the #MeToo Movement.

Recent Publications

Aronson, Pamela and Matthew Fleming. Forthcoming. “Transformations in Sexual Consent, Harassment and Assault in the #MeToo Era. Contexts: Sociology for the Public. 

Aronson, Pamela and Matthew Fleming. Published online December 2021. “‘I Have to Start From Where I’m Capable:’ How Low-Income Postsecondary Students Overcome Financial and Academic Obstacles.” Journal of Youth Studies.

Aronson, Pamela and Islam Jaffal. Published online December 2021. “Zoom Memes for Self-Quaranteens: Generational Conflict, Identity, and Solidarity during the Pandemic.” Emerging Adulthood.

Banner, Francine, Lisa Martin, Pamela Aronson, Grace Bradley, Islam Jaffal, and Maureen Linker. Published online December 2021. “Can Respectful Citizens Create Equitable Institutions? Promoting a Culture of Respect in the #Metoo Era.” Feminist Criminology. December 2022.

Recent Media Appearances