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Cate Taylor

Brenda WeberAssistant Professor of Gender Studies and Sociology

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Ph.D., Cornell University, 2010
M.A., Cornell University, 2004


Cate Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Gender Studies and Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University in 2010 and a BA in Economics from Smith College in 1995. Cate was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at Columbia University from 2010 – 2012. In 2011 she was awarded the American Sociological Society’s Section on Mental Health Best Dissertation Award. Her areas of research and teaching specialization include: gender; social inequality; social psychology; health; work and occupations; bio-social and experimental methods; and organizational diversity. She is currently doing research on the relationship between gendered social structures, physiological stress response and masculinities. She is also currently working on projects examining the causes and consequences of occupational sex-segregation in the United States.


Taylor, Catherine J. 2010. “Occupational Sex-Composition and the Gendered Availability of Workplace Support.” Gender & Society.

Taylor, Catherine J. and Karl Pillemer. 2009. “The Role of Emotion in Understanding Employee Turnover: An Occupationally-Based Test of an Experimentally-Derived Theory.” Sociological Perspectives.

Mock, Steven E., Catherine J. Taylor, and Ritch C. Savin-Williams. 2006. “Aging Together: The Retirement Plans of Same-Sex Couples.” Pp. 152-174 in Research and Clinical Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging, edited by D. Kimmel, T. Rose, and S. David. New York: Columbia University Press.