Claudia Geist (she/her) portrait
  • Associate Professor, Gender Studies
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Obstetrics And Gynecology
  • Associate Professor, Sociology Department

Current Courses

Spring 2024

  • GNDR 5980-001
    Undergraduate Research
  • SOC 6930-009
    Comprehensive Area Exam
  • SOC 7910-009
    Research Project

Fall 2023

Courses I Teach

  • GNDR 3635-001 - Price of Gender
    This course focuses on inequalities the areas of family, gender and sexuality and examines the role of society in shaping these inequalities. We address why gender, sexuality and marriage remain important dimensions of inequality, and if and how the state comes into play. We specifically examine how these three dimensions help us understand existing economic inequalities. Topics covered in this course include gendered earnings gaps at the local and global level, the relationship between family and the state, the role of marriage in efforts to alleviate poverty, and the role of the state in the regulation of sexuality. This course fulfills the QI requirement and we will explore ways to understand quantitative research findings and use graphs and tables to communicate findings to others, using the substantive examples from the course readings.

Professional Organizations

  • Society for Family Planning. 06/2017 - present. Position : Member.