Roos, Patricia A.
Patricia A. Roos
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1981
Department of Sociology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
26 Nichol Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Office: Davison Hall, 115
Professor Roos's research interests include work; inequalities; gender and work; stratification; and work/family. In 1985, she published Gender and Work: A Comparative Analysis of Industrial Societies (SUNY Press), and in 1990 she coauthored with Barbara Reskin Job Queues, Gender Queues: Explaining Women's Inroads Into Male Occupations (Temple University Press). She has authored sole or collaborative articles on a number of topics, among them "Shifting Gender Boundaries: Women's Inroads into Academic Sociology" (with Katharine Jones); "Staffing Personnel: Feminization and Change in Human Resource Management" (with Joan Manley); "Occupational Feminization, Occupational Decline? Sociology's Changing Sex Composition;" "The Gender Gap in Earnings: Trends, Explanations, Prospects" (with Mary Gatta); “Rethinking Occupational Integration” (with Mary Gatta); “Changing Families/Changing Communities: Work, Family, and Community in Transition” (with Mary Trigg and Mary Hartman); “Gender (In)Equity in the Academy: Subtle Mechanisms and the Production of Inequality” (with Mary Gatta); "Interconnecting Work and Family: Race and Class Differences in Women's Work Status and Attitudes;" "Not So Separate Spheres;" and "Integrating Occupations: Changing Occupational Sex Segregation in the U.S. from 2000 to 2010" (with Lindsay Stevens).
Prof. Roos is currently writing in three broad research areas: (1) occupational sex segregation since 2000; (2) gender equity in higher education, and (3) race, class, and gender differences in work/family behavior and attitudes. Reflecting her research interests in higher education, from 2008 through 2011, she served as Co-PI on the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant: “RU-FAIR:-Rutgers University for Faculty Advancement and Institutional Re-Imagination.” She teaches courses in work; inequalities; work, family, politics; sociological writing; undergraduate and graduate methods; and a graduate course in writing about quantitative data/analyses.