Associate Professor (Sociology)
(860)486- 9158 (Storrs)
Email contact preferred
(Storrs) Manchester Hall, Room 216
1800 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
or by appointment
Kim Price-Glynn joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in the fall of 2004 after completing her doctorate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. She teaches in sociology and Urban and Community Studies on the Greater Hartford campus. In 2010 she was the inaugural recipient of the University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Kim’s research explores how identities – of gender, sexuality, race and citizenship as well as their intersections – are deployed, embodied, and organized in terms of labor and health. In particular, she explores how identities are subject to organizational hierarchies and resulting status differences. By looking at social actors in diverse organizational settings like strip clubs and nursing homes, she addresses how individuals and groups are empowered, marginalized, stigmatized, and institutionalized. She has also examined how identities, like those of battered women, are produced organizationally and how their meanings are mediated through texts producing problematic understandings and protocols. She is especially interested in issues involving gender. Her publications use multiple methodologies, incorporating qualitative and quantitative methods, including interviews, observations, and content and survey analysis.
Her book, Strip Club: Gender, Power and Sex Work, examines the processes through which men and women wield, negotiate, and contest power in a gendered organization. It was published with New York University Press (2010) as part of the Intersections: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Genders and Sexualities series edited by Michael Kimmel and Suzanna Walters. For more information visit the New York University Press website .