About Me

My name is Danielle Lindemann, and I’m a sociologist who focuses on gender, sexuality, and culture– particularly as they relate to occupations.  I also have interests in the areas of marriage and the family, feminist theory, and the sociology of law.  I received my PhD from Columbia University in 2010, and in 2013 I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy.  I am currently an Assistant Research Professor and Research Director at the Center for Women and Work, Rutgers University.

My work has been published in a variety of journals, including Social Science & Medicine, Poetics, Work and Occupations, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Forum, Sexualities, and The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.  I am also 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 an unexpected social space can shed light on the contours of gendered work more generally.

My current research is twofold: I am conducting fieldwork for my second book, interviewing spouses who live apart for work-related reasons.  I am also the principal investigator on a grant-funded project examining female attrition in STEM disciplines.

From 2011-2013, I was part of 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 have taught courses focusing on gender, sexuality, and the family as well as giving lectures on topics of broader sociological concern, such as research methods and ethics.  I have received Columbia University’s Summer Teaching Award.

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

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