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Professor of Sociology
pam aronson
4029 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
Mondays 1:00 - 2:00 pm (via Zoom link) and by appointment

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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.

Selected Publications

Aronson, Pamela, Leah Oldham and Emily Lucas. 2020. “Gender Self-Presentations in the 2020 U.S. Elections.” Journal of Cultural Analysis and Social Change. July 2, https://doi.org/10.20897/jcasc/8379.

Arnaldo Mont’Alvao, Pamela Aronson and Jeylan T. Mortimer. 2020. “Uncertainty and Disruption in the Transition to Adulthood during COVID-19.” Social Problems in the Age of COVID-19: Volume 2 – Global Perspectives, edited by Glenn Muschert, Kristen Budd, David Lane and Jason Smith.

Aronson, Pamela and Matthew Fleming. 2019. “Tapping and Assessing the Concept of Educational Regret: Methodological Techniques for Opening Up Biographical Reflection.” Contemporary Social Science. 14:3-4, 394-406, DOI: 10.1080/21582041.2018.1448938.

Awards and Recognition

Recent Awards:

  • Inspire Award, CEW+ (formerly Center for the Education of Women), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2018
  • Outstanding Research Award, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Michigan-Dearborn, for the article “’I’m Not Voting for Her:’ Internalized Misogyny, Feminism and Gender Consciousness in the 2016 Election,” 2019

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