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Dr. Catherine Harnois

Associate Professor in Sociology and Core Faculty in WGS

Contact Information:

Office: 004B Kirby Hall
Phone: (336) 758-7283
Email: harnoice@wfu.edu


B.A. – Anthropology and Peace Studies – University of Connecticut, 2000
M.A. – Sociology – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2002
Ph.D. – Sociology – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2005

WGS Courses:

WGS 221: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
SOC 153: Contemporary Families
SOC 305: Gender in Society
SOC 309: Sexuality in Society
SOC 381: Intersectionality: Theories and Methods

Research and Teaching Interests:

Feminist Research Methods
Sociology of Gender
Sociological Research Methods
Race, Class & Gender
Identity & Consciousness

Selected Publications:


  • Feminist Measures in Survey Research. SAGE. January 2013

Articles and Chapters:

  • 2015. Race, Ethnicity, Sexuality, and Women’s Political Consciousness of Gender. Social Psychology Quarterly 78 (4), 365-386
  • 2015. Jeopardy, Consciousness, and Multiple Discrimination: Intersecting Inequalities in Contemporary Western Europe. Sociological Forum 30 (4), 971-994
  • (with MA Ifatunji). 2015. An Explanation for the Gender Gap in Perceptions of Discrimination among African Americans Considering the Role of Gender Bias in Measurement. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 2332649215613532
  • 2015. Age and Gender Discrimination: Intersecting Inequalities across the Lifecourse, in Vasilikie Demos, Marcia Texler Segal (ed.) At the Center: Feminism, Social Science and Knowledge (Advances in Gender Research, Volume 20) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.85 – 109
  • 2014 “Are Perceptions of Discrimination Unidimensional, Oppositional, or Intersectional? Examining the Relationship Among Perceived Racial-Ethnic, Gender, and Age Discrimination.” Sociological Perspectives. Vol. 57: 470-487.