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Anna Muraco

Associate Professor of Sociology

Los Angeles, CA, US

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Biography

I have been a professor in the sociology department at Loyola Marymount University since 2006. My research examines intersections of gay and straight life in aging populations. My particular focus is on family and kinship, caregiving, and friendship across the life course.

Education

University of California at Davis

Ph.D., Sociology

2004

Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research

San Jose State University

M.A., Sociology

1997

Santa Clara University

B.A., Communication

1991

Areas of Expertise

Intersection of Gay and Straight Life in AgingSocial RelationshipsSocial PsychologyGenderAging and the Life CourseCaregiving and Friendship Across the Life CourseFamily and KinshipChronically Ill PopulationResearch MethodsClose RelationshipsSexualityCaregivingHealth

Accomplishments

The Daum Professorship Recipient | professional

Spring 2017. Created from a legacy received from Harry M. Daum, Class of 1938, the Daum Professorship is given annually to a tenured professor in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts with full rank who has exhibited a record of excellence in teaching and advising, scholarship or creative work, service and leadership to the department, college and university. Nominees must demonstrate consistent excellence in all areas of faculty responsibility commensurate with rank.

Co-Investigator, “Older Adults in Vulnerable Communities: Health and Quality of Life Over Time” | professional

Co-Investigator on National Institute of Health Older Adults in Vulnerable Communities: Health and Quality of Life Over Time,” R-01, National Institute of Aging Grant (2R01AG026526-03A1) from National Institute on Aging to Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, P.I., University of Washington School of Social Work. Grant 2013-2018.

Martin Duberman Fellowship | professional

2013. Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York.

Co-Investigator, “Caring and Aging with Pride” | professional

Co-Investigator, “Caring and Aging with Pride,” R-01 Grant from National Institute on Aging to Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, P.I., University of Washington School of Social Work. 2009-2011.

Postdoctoral Training Fellowship | professional

National Institute of Health Sponsored Training in Social Research on Applied Issues of Aging. University of Michigan: School of Social Work. 2004-06.

Affiliations

  • American Sociological Association
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Pacific Sociological Association
  • Sociologists for Women in Society

Languages

  • English

Research Grants

Consultant

NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation at Seattle University

Consultant, NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation at Seattle University to Jodi O'Brien (Award 1629875), 2016-2020.

BCLA Summer Research Account

Loyola Marymount University

2017

Courses

First Year Seminar: Close Relationships

FFYS 1000.37

Principles of Sociology

SOCL 1000

Social Research Methods

SOCL 109

Qualitative Research Methods

SOCL 2000

Sociology of Marriage and Families

SOCL 361

Concepts and Issues in Aging

SOCL 363

Constructions of Sexualities

SOCL 398

The Life Course

SOCL 398

Senior Seminar (The Life Course; Gender and the Life Course)

SOCL 495

Articles

Social Network Types and Mental Health among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults | The Gerontologist

Kim, Hyun-Jun, Bryan, Amanda, Fredriksen-Goldsen, Karen, Muraco, Anna. 2017. "Social Network Types and Mental Health among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults." The Gerontologist, 57(S1): S15-S29. S84-S94.

Who Says I Do: The Changing Context of Marriage and Health and Quality of Life for LGBT Midlife and Older Adults | The Gerontologist

Goldsen, Jayn, Bryan, Amanda, Kim, Hyun-Jun, Muraco, Anna, Jen, Sarah, & Fredriksen-Goldsen, Karen. 2017. "Who Says I Do: The Changing Context of Marriage and Health and Quality of Life for LGBT Midlife and Older Adults." The Gerontologist, 57(S1): S50-S62.

The Unfolding of LGBT Lives: Key Events Associated with Health and Well-being in Later Life | The Gerontologist

Fredriksen-Goldsen, Karen, Bryan, Amanda, Kim, Hyun-Jun, Muraco, Anna. (2017) “The Unfolding of LGBT Lives: Key Events Associated with Health and Well-being in Later Life,” The Gerontologist, 57(S1): S15-S29.

Turning Points in the Lives of Lesbian and Gay Adults Age 50 and Older | Advances in Life Course Research

Muraco, Anna & Fredriksen-Goldsen, Karen. 2016. “Turning Points in the Lives of Lesbian and Gay Adults Age 50 and Older.” Advances in Life Course Research, 30: 124-132.