Congratulations to 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient Prof. Karen Christopher
Every year, the University honors faculty who bring distinction to the university through their accomplishments. In 2020, Prof. Karen Christopher (Sociology) won the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching - Full Time.
Dr. Karen Christopher is an associate professor of sociology and received her PhD in sociology from University of Arizona in 2000. Her articles and book chapters explore the intersections of gender, race and class in the family, labor market, and welfare state.
Dr. Christopher's recent research projects include a comparative study of U.S. and Canadian mothers with young children; articles from this project appear in Gender & Society and Advances in Gender Research. Two other projects explore work/life conflict among nurses, and parenthood in academia; see her CV for publications and papers under review from these projects.
She teaches Sociology of Families, as well as several cross-listed courses with Women's & Gender Studies: Gender and Work, Feminist Research Methods in the Social Sciences (graduate), and Masculinities. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching her children's sports teams, reading fiction, and hiking.
You can read more about this year's recipients at the Office of the President website.