Elizabeth Armstrong

Professional Title

Professor of Sociology, Women's Studies


Women's Studies
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)


Elizabeth Armstrong is a professor of sociology at the University of Michigan. Armstrong joined the U-M faculty in 2009, returning to her undergraduate alma mater. Armstrong graduated from Michigan with a double major in sociology and computer science in 1988. She received my Ph.D. from the UC-Berkeley Department of Sociology and taught at Indiana University-Bloomington from 2000-09. Dr. Armstrong spent 2007-08 at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and 2018-19 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. Armstrong's research focuses on the reproduction of gender, class, and race inequalities. She examines these processes in the domain of sexuality and within the organizational context of the university. 

Research Interests

qualitative research
sexual violence
higher education