Elizabeth Bernstein

Elizabeth Bernstein is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, Barnard College, Columbia University.

Professor Bernstein's research and teaching focus on sociology of gender and sexuality; sociology of law; and contemporary social theory. Her current research explores the convergence of feminist, neoliberal, and evangelical Christian interests in the shaping of contemporary U.S. policies around the traffic in women.

Her research and scholarship have been recognized by awards from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, AAUW, the Mellon Foundation, and the American Sociological Association.


She is on the editorial boards for Sociology Compass and The Scholar and the Feminist.


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