Katrina Kimport

Katrina Kimport, PhD, is a qualitative sociologist whose research focuses on gender, sexuality, and social movements. Dr. Kimport's current research engages two central themes: an examination and critique of heteronormativity, including analysis of its effect in the social experience of abortion; and an investigation of claims-making around abortion. Other recent work by Dr. Kimport has examined the relationship between heteronormativity and same-sex marriage, aiming to understand why same-sex couples choose to marry and to analyze the impact of their marriages both for participants and for broader social processes, and has investigated the use of the internet for protest. Her work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Sociological Theory, and Mobilization, and she has a forthcoming book with Dr. Jennifer Earl from MIT Press entitled Digitally Enabled Social Change. Dr. Kimport received her BA from Yale University and her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. To contact Dr. Kimport: Email her or call 510-986-8947.
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