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Kathleen F. Slevin

Professor of Sociology, Ph.D., Georgia (gender, work, and women and retirement)

Office: Morton 217
Email: [[keslev]]
Phone: 757-221-2601
Office Hours: T 3:30-5pm; TH 10-11am, 3:30-5pm

Areas of Specialization
              Aging, Gender and Inequalities

The major focus of my research is to highlight age as a core site of social inequality. I explore age relations and their intersections with gender, race, class, and other social hierarchies. Within this focus I have researched and written about retired professional African American women and about old gays and lesbians.


B. Soc. Sc., University College, Dublin
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Georgia

Courses Taught

Principles of Sociology; Sociology of Aging; Sociology of Work


Professor Slevin has published numerous articles in a wide variety of sociology journals. Her most recent publications include three books:  From Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones: The Life Experiences of Fifty Professional African American Women, New York University Press, 1998 (with C. Ray Wingrove); Gender, Social Inequalities, and Aging,  Altimira Press, 2001 (with Toni M. Calasanti)-part of the Gender Lens Series ;  Age Matters: Realigning Feminist Thinking, Routledge, 2006. With her co-author Toni Calasanti, she is currently working on a second edition of  Gender, Social Inequalities, and Aging