Welcome to the Sociology Department

Fac Springer KristenKristen W. Springer
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006

Department of Sociology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
26 Nichol Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Office: Davison Hall, 040
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Kristen W. Springer is Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006; MA, Yale University, 2000; MPH, Emory University, 1997; BS, University of California at Santa Cruz).

Her current scholarship focuses on the health effects of gendered norms and family dynamics among older adults. Specifically, most of her research centers on three related areas: 1) long-term health effects of childhood abuse; 2) marital income dynamics and men’s health; and 3) masculinity ideals, socioeconomic status, and health outcomes. She has also begun extending this agenda to theorize and model the biological and biosocial processes underlying these substantive areas. She has research published in journals including American Journal of Sociology, American Journal of Public Health, Gender & Society, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Science & Medicine, and Social Science Research. Professor Springer’s research has also been featured in national and international news sources including ABC News, LA Times, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Upcoming Events

 02 Oct 2019
 11:30AM - 01:00PM
 Colloquium: Professor Jennifer Lena, Columbia
 16 Oct 2019
 11:30AM - 01:00PM
 Jason B Phillips Memorial Lecture: Brooklynn Hitchens
 11 Nov 2019
 05:00PM - 09:00PM
 Film Screening: Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Fou
 12 Dec 2019
 12:00PM - 02:30PM
 Holiday Luncheon

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