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.
University of California at Davis
Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
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
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.
- American Sociological Association
- Gerontological Society of America
- Pacific Sociological Association
- Sociologists for Women in Society
First Year Seminar: Close Relationships
Principles of Sociology
Social Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Sociology of Marriage and Families
Concepts and Issues in Aging
Constructions of Sexualities
Senior Seminar (The Life Course; Gender and the Life Course)