Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

Office: Social Sciences 320
Phone: 773-702-7753



Kristen Schilt's research interests center on sociology of gender and sexualities, the sociology of culture, and the sociology of work and occupations. A central focus of her work is finding new ways to make visible the taken-for-granted cultural assumptions about gender and sexuality that serve to naturalize and reproduce social inequality. She recently published Other, Please Specify: Queer Methods in Sociology. She is currently working on a historical sociology book project titled Conceptualizing Agnes: Exemplary Cases and the Disciplines of Gender. The book is part of a larger collaboration with multi-media artist, Chase Joynt, and will be accompanied by an experimental film project. 


Selected Publications

Other, Please Specify; Queer Methods in Sociology. Co-editor with D’Lane Compton and Tey Meadow. 2018. University of California Press. 

Kristen Schilt and Danya Lagos. 2017. “The Development of Transgender Studies in Sociology.” Annual Review of Sociology. 43: 425-443

Cayce Hughes, Kristen Schilt, Bridget Gorman, and Jenifer Bratter. 2017. “Framing the Faculty Gender Gap: A View from STEM Graduate Students.” Gender, Work and Organization. 24(4): 398-416

Chase Joynt and Kristen Schilt. 2015. “Anxiety in the Archive.” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. 2 (4): 635-644.

Kristen Schilt and Jenifer Bratter. 2015. “From Multiracial to Transgender? Assessing Attitudes toward a Transgender Category on the U.S. Census.” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (Special Issue: Making Transgender Count). 2(1), 77-100.

Laurel Westbrook and Kristen Schilt. 2014. “Doing Gender, Determining Gender.” Gender & Society 28 (1): 32-57 (equal authorship).