Patricia Gagné, PhD

Professor & Director of Graduate Studies


Dr. Gagné is a professor of sociology.  Her research focuses on gender and includes numerous articles on intimate partner violence, transgenderism, women and body work, and the personal and social benefits women derive from serious edgework leisure.  She teaches undergraduate and graduate level theory courses, graduate qualitative methods, and a graduate course on gender and sexuality.  She lives on a small farm outside Louisville where she keeps and boards horses.

Research Areas
Social Theory

Teaching Areas
SOC 320 Social Theory

SOC 618 Qualitative Methods
SOC 628 Contemporary Theory