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Pamela Stone

P. StonePamela Stone is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has contributed articles to numerous books and refereed journals including American Sociological Review, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Teaching Sociology, and Journal of Women, Politics and Policy on such topics as gender inequality in employment, occupational classification and measurement, job segregation, pay equity, and the work-family interface. Her research has been supported by a variety of funders including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Sloan Foundation. Former chair of the Department of Sociology at Hunter, Stone was the recipient of a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, where she also served as Associate Director of the Radcliffe Public Policy Institute. She is a fellow of Hunter’s Gender Equity Program, supported by NSF’s ADVANCE program, the goal of which is to promote women in science.

Her recent book, Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home (University of California Press, May 2007), which Business Week called “provocative, superbly researched, and required reading,” has been featured on NBC’s “Today” and “Weekend Today,” “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” and “ABC World News Tonight,” among other TV and radio appearances, and she has been widely quoted in such publications as Time, USA Today, US News & World Report, Newsweek, and More. An honors graduate of Duke University, Stone received her PhD in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University. Active in her profession, she was recently elected Vice President of the Eastern Sociological Society for 2009-10. In research currently underway with various collaborators, she is examining long-term trends in opting out and carrying out a cross-national comparison of the utilization of flexible work options. Married and the mother of two, she lives outside New York City in Larchmont, NY.

Professor Stone is always interested in working with students. She has several positions and internships available as research and teaching assistants. To learn more, please contact her at her email address:

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Faculty Publications

Across Generations
Building Popular Power
Fighting To Learn
High Profile Crimes
New York and Amsterdam
One Out of These
Opting Out
Questioning The Veil
Sadomasochism In Everyday Life
Seeing The Light
Sewing Women
Strangers No More
The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis
Torture Twilight of Empire
Immigration and Social Capital in the Age of Social Media
A Dream Denied
Being a Scholar in the Digital Era
Foucault's Orient
Oh Book Cover
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