Katrina Kimport, PhD
Katrina Kimport is a qualitative sociologist whose research focuses on gender, sexuality, and social movements. Dr. Kimport's research engages two central themes: understanding women’s personal and social experience of abortion; and investigating the cultural negotiation of controversial social issues related to sexuality—specifically, abortion and same-sex marriage. She is currently undertaking a comparison of the abortion rights movement and the gay & lesbian movement to understand, from a social movements perspective, how and when their trajectories have overlapped and diverged over the past 40 years. Dr. Kimport's work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Gender & Society, and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is the author of Queering Marriage: Challenging Family Formation in the United States (Rutgers University Press) and co-author, with Dr. Jennifer Earl, of Digitally Enabled Social Change (MIT Press). Dr. Kimport received her BA from Yale University and her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara.