Pamela Aronson, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
Pam Aronson
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Behavioral Sciences
4029 College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

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.

Recent Publications

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

Recent Awards

  • Distinguished Research Team Award, UM-Dearborn
  • Inspire Award, CEW+