• About:

      Kathleen Gerson is Collegiate Professor of Sociology at NYU, where she studies gender, work and family change. Her most recent book, The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work, and Family, is an award-winning study of how new generations have responded to the gender revolution of the last several decades. She is now studying how today’s adults are navigating the increasingly uncertain occupational and family waters of the new economy. Her other books include Hard Choices: How Women Decide About Work, Career, and Motherhood, No Man’s Land: Men’s Changing Commitments to Family and Work, and The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality (with Jerry Jacobs). Gerson is a founding board member of Work-Family Researchers Network and currently serves as Co-President of Sociologists for Women in Society. A recipient of the ASA’s Jessie Bernard Award and the ESS Distinguished Merit Award, she has held visiting positions at Stanford, Breman, and the Russell Sage Foundation.