Pamela Aronson, Ph.D.
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's 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 Gen Z, the transition to adulthood in the pandemic, disadvantaged college students, career development, gendered experiences of work and family, and attitudes toward feminism.
She has over 30 publications in such places as Gender & Society, Journal of Youth Studies, Social Forces, and Emerging Adulthood. She is co-author of Gender Revolution: How Electoral Politics and #MeToo are Reshaping Everyday Life (Routledge). With a team, she is conducting research on sexual misconduct in the higher education workplace.
Aronson, Pamela & Matthew Fleming. 2023. Gender Revolution: How Electoral Politics and #MeToo are Reshaping Everyday Life. Routledge.
Aronson, Pamela & Carmel Price. 2023. “‘I’m Doing this for Me:’ Gendered Reasons for Enrolling in Postsecondary Education During an Economic Recession.” Sociological Focus.
Aronson, Pamela, Leah Oldham & Emily Lucas. 2023. “Spectrum of Gender Self-Presentations among Women Candidates.” Journal of Cultural Analysis and Social Change.
Aronson, Pamela & Matthew Fleming. 2022. “Transformations in Sexual Consent.” Contexts, 21(4), 44–49.
Aronson, Pamela & Islam Jaffal. 2021. “Zoom Memes for Self-Quaranteens: Generational Conflict, Identity, and Solidarity during the Pandemic.” Emerging Adulthood.
Recent Media Appearances
Vox. “2020 Felt Like a “Wasted Year” for Many Young Adults.”
KNPR’s State of Nevada. “Inflation, rising home prices, other factors take toll on young adults in Nevada.”
AirTalk with Larry Mantle|FilmWeek| LAist – Southern California Public Radio. “As Young Adults Become More Open About Mental Health, How Does That Affect Their Dating Lives & Online Presence?”
Insider. “Meet the DINKWADs: The TikTok legion making everyone jealous with their double incomes, no kids, and a dog.”
- Distinguished Research Team Award, UM-Dearborn
- Inspire Award, CEW+