Arlene Stein is an American sociologist and author. Stein, a lesbian, focuses her work on gender, sexuality, American culture and politics. She is a professor of sociology and the director of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University.
|Occupation||Author, sociologist, professor|
|Awards||Ruth Benedict Prize|
|Notable works||The Stranger Next Door |
Sex and Sensibility
Stein graduated from Amherst College in 1980. She later studied at University of California, Berkeley where she obtained an MA in 1985 and a PhD in 1993. Her research has focused on sexuality, American culture, politics, trauma and memory. She is a professor of sociology at Rutgers University the director of the Institute for Research on Women.
Stein received the Ruth Benedict Prize in 2001 for the monograph, The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community’s Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights. In 2006, Stein received the American Sociological Association's Simon and Gagnon Award for her career contribution to the study of sexualities.
- Sex and Sensibility. University of California Press. 1997. ISBN 978-0520206748.
- The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community's Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights. Beacon Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0807079539.
- Reluctant Witnesses: Survivors, Their Children, and the Rise of Holocaust Consciousness. Oxford University Press. 2014. ISBN 978-0199733583.
- Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity. Pantheon Press. 2018. ISBN 978-1524747459.
- Stein, Arlene; Seidman, Steven (September 29, 2014). "W(h)ither the Lesbian Nation? Reflections on Millennial Sexualities".
- "Faculty: Arlene Stein". Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "Arlene Stein". Jewish Book Council. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "Book Talk with author Arlene Stein". Maplewood, New Jersey Arts and Culture. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "The Section on the Sociology of Sexualities". American Sociological Association. Retrieved 24 June 2019.