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, and I’m currently an Assistant Research Professor and Research Director at the Center for Women and Work, Rutgers University.

I was previously a post-doctoral research scholar at Vanderbilt University’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, where I analyzed the results of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP).

My work has been published in a variety of journals, including Social Science & Medicine, Work and Occupations, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Forum, Sexualities, and The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.  I am the author of Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism, and Control in the Dungeon (Chicago 2012).

I am currently working on a variety of projects, including a study of STEM-major attrition among female college students, an analysis of success strategies employed by women in executive leadership positions, and a project about spouses who live apart for work-related reasons.

I have taught courses focusing on sexuality, gender, and the family as well as giving lectures on broader areas of sociological concern, such as research methods and ethics.

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