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Michele Adams Associate Professor Department of Sociology

Michele Adams

Associate Professor, Sociology
204 Newcomb Hall


Ph.D. University of California, Riverside


Selected Publications

Adams, Michele. In Press. "Is Family A Moral Capital Resource for Female Politicians? The Case of ABC's Commander in Chief." Accepted for publication in Media, Culture, and Society.

Pyke, Karen, and Michele Adams. In Press."What's Age Got to Do With It? A Case Study Analysis of Power and Gender in Husband-Older Marriages." Accepted for publication in Journal of Family Issues.

Tsunokai, Glenn T., Augustine Kposowa, and Michele Adams. In Press. "Racial Preferences in Internet Dating: A Comparison of Four Birth Cohorts." Accepted for publication in The Western Journal of Black Studies.

Adams, Michele. 2009. "Engendering Family Past: 19th Century Pro-Family Discourse through a Feminist Historical Lens." Pp. 234-248 in S.A. Lloyd, A. Few, & K. Allen (eds.), Handbook of Feminist Family Studies. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Coltrane, Scott, and Michele Adams. 2008. Gender and Families, 2nd edition. Gender Lens Series. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Adams, Michele. 2007. "Women's Rights and Wedding Bells: 19th Century Pro-Family Rhetoric and (Re)Enforcement of the Gender Status Quo." Journal of Family Issues 28(4): 501-528.


Family, gender, and culture, particularly relating to gender arrangements in families, cultural "family values" wars, relationship formation, marriage, and divorce. Other research interests include parental alienation syndrome and family promotion movements.