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Heidi Gansen

Heidi M. Gansen

Postdoctoral Fellow


Biography

I am a sociologist specializing in the sociology of education, social inequalities, gender and sexuality, children and youth, race, and qualitative methods. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2018.

My research has been published in Social Problems, Sociology of Education, and Sex Roles.

My work has received multiple awards, including: the 2018 Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the Children and Youth Section of the American Sociological Association; the 2018 Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award (Honorable Mention) from the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association; the 2017 David Lee Stevenson Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper from the Sociology of Education Section of the American Sociological Association; and the 2018 Mark Chesler Paper Award from the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan. 
 


Curriculum Vitae

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Awards/Honors

  • 2018 - Best Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association, Children & Youth Section
  • 2018 - Honorable Mention, Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association, Sex and Gender Section
  • 2018 - Mark Chesler Paper Award, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan
  • 2017 - David Lee Stevenson Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper, American Sociological Association, Sociology of Education Section

Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
2018 Ph.D. in Sociology University of Michigan
2015 M.A. in Sociology University of Michigan
2013 M.A. in Sociology University of Northern Iowa
2011 B.A. in Sociology and Criminology University of Northern Iowa

Selected Publications

Gansen, Heidi M. (2020). "Disciplining Difference(s): Reproducing Inequalities through Disciplinary Interactions in Preschool.". Social Problems.

Gansen, Heidi M. (2018). "Push-Ups Versus Clean-up: Preschool Teachers' Gendered Beliefs, Expectations for Behavior, and Disciplinary Practices.". Sex Roles.

Gansen, Hedi M. and Karin A. Martin (2018). "Becoming Gendered." in In Barbara J. Risman, Carissa M. Froyum, William J. Scarborough (Eds.), Springer Handbook of the Sociology of Gender, Springer Publishing (pp. 83-93)..

Gansen, Heidi M. (2017). "Reproducing (and Disrupting) Heteronormativity: Gendered Sexual Socialization in Preschool Classrooms.". Sociology of Education.

Gansen, Heidi M. (2017). “Researcher Positionality in Participant Observation with Preschool Age Children: Challenges and Strategies for Establishing Rapport with Teachers and Children Simultaneously.” in In Ingrid E. Castro, Melissa Swauger, Brent Harger (Eds.), Researching Children and Youth: Methodological Issues, Strategies, and Innovations (Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Volume 22) (pp. pp.81 – 102). Emerald Publishing Limited.

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