My name is Danielle Lindemann, and I’m a sociologist who focuses on gender, sexuality, and culture– particularly as they relate to identity and to occupations. I also have interests in the areas of marriage and the family, feminist and queer theory, and the sociology of law. I received my PhD from Columbia University, and I’m currently a post-doctoral research scholar at Vanderbilt University’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy. My work has been published in a variety of journals, including Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Forum, Sexualities, and The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.
I have taught courses focusing on sexuality, gender, and the family as well as giving lectures on topics of broader sociological concern, such as research methods and ethics. I have been a recipient of Columbia University’s Summer Teaching Award.
I am the author of Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism, and Control in the Dungeon (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Based on in-depth interviews with women who work as professional dominatrices in New York City and San Francisco, the project focuses–as all of my work does–on the ways in which a liminal social space can shed light on the contours of American society more generally.
My current work is twofold. I am on a research team analyzing the results of The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), a nationwide survey of over 30,000 graduates of arts-intensive educational programs. I’m also conducting research for my second book, interviewing spouses who live apart for work-related reasons.
You can click on the links at the top of the page to learn more about the various facets of my academic work.
In my downtime, I’m a fan of crossword puzzles, mixed martial arts, and really, really terrible reality television.
Image: Marc Yun Photography