- B.S. Political Science, Minor in Environmental Studies from Boise State University, 1996
- M.S. in Sociology from Purdue University, 1999
- Ph.D. in Sociology, Graduate Minor in Women’s Studies from Purdue University, 2004
My research interests are rooted in our gendered experiences and how these are influenced by family and work. I am particularly interested in the study of masculinities and the ways individuals and institutions reinforce or create opportunity to challenge gender norms. My recent research focuses on men’s management of their work and family roles and the way workplace culture and policy impacts this.
Read Dr. Anderson’s post on The Society Page’s Families as They Really Are blog - Men: Uninterested, Hesitant, and Fearful to Step Away
Read Dr. Anderson’s post on the Masculinities 101 blog - Masculinity and Work-Family Policy
Anderson, Erin K. and Catherine Richards Solomon, eds. 2015. Family-Friendly Policies and Practices in Academe. New York, NY: Lexington Books.
Anderson, Erin K. 2015. “Could I be THAT Guy: The Influence of Policy and Climate on Men’s Paternity Leave Use. In Family-Friendly Policies and Practices in Academe, edited by E. K. Anderson and C. R. Solomon. New York, NY: Lexington Books.
Anderson, Erin K. and Autumn Behringer. 2010. “Girlhood in the Girl Scouts.” Girlhood Studies 3(2):89-108.
Anderson, Erin K. and Jerry Van Hoy. 2006. “Striving for Self-Sufficient Families: Urban and Rural Experiences for Women in Welfare-to-Work Programs.” The Journal of Poverty: Innovations on Social, Political & Economic Inequalities. 10(1):69-91.
I routinely teach courses on:
- Soc 101 Introduction to Sociology
- Soc 212 Sociology of the Family
- Soc 213 Sociology of Gender
- Soc 262 Self & Society
- Soc 303 Social Theory
- Soc 413 Work & Gender
- Soc 462 Sociology of the Body
Former Chair of Sociology, Washington College: 2011-2014
Curator of the William James Forum at Washington College