Prof. em. Judith Lorber, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Summer term 1997

Judith Lorber is a professor emeritus of sociology and women’s studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, USA. From 1985 until 1986, she was vice-president of the Eastern Sociological Association. Furthermore, she was chairwomen of the sex and gender section of the American Sociological Association in 1992 and 1993. She received the Jessie Bernard Career Award of the American Sociological Association for her outstanding research in the field of women and gender studies. Lorber was also the founder of the renowned journal Gender & Society.

Areas of Expertise

  • Social construction of gender differences
  • Sociology of medicine
  • Gender and bodies

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
The Social Construction of Gender
Course, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, summer term 1997, Wednesday, 4–6 p.m.

Feminism and Social Change - Frauenforschung, Frauenbewegung und sozialer Wandel
Workshop, Ruhr University Bochum, 6 June 1997, 10–6 a.m.

Selected Publications
Lorber, Judith. 1999. Gender-Paradoxien. Opladen: Leske und Budrich.

Lorber, Judith. 1998. Kontinuitäten, Diskontinuitäten und Konvergenzen in neueren feministischen Theorien und in feministischer Politik. Feministische Studien 16 (1): 39–53.

Lorber, Judith, Myra Marx Ferree and Ruth B. Hess. Eds. 1998. Revisioning Gender. Lanham, New York, Oxford: Altamira Press.

Lorber, Judith. 1993. Believing is Seeing: Biology as Ideology. Gender & Society 7 (4): 568–581.

Lorber, Judith. 1984. Women Physicians: Careers, Status, and Power. New York, London: Tavistock.