Pam Aronson

Professional Title

Professor of Sociology




Pamela Aronson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is currently working on a book, titled “The New Gender Revolution: Transformations in Consciousness and Gender Relations.” The book examines recent changes in gender consciousness, including the increase of women in electoral politics, the rise of the #MeToo movement, and the resurgence of women’s activism. Her previous research has examined attitudes toward feminism in the “postfeminist” era, the development and causes of gender and feminist consciousness, and the role of consciousness and internalized misogyny in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Other strands of her research have focused on the transition to adulthood and the college experience for disadvantaged students. She has over two dozen publications in such places as: Gender & Society, Critical Sociology, The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women’s Social Movement Activism, International Journal of Psychology, and Advances in Life Course Research.

Research Interests

qualitative research
sexual harassment
sexual violence
feminist consciousness
gender and politics
transition to adulthood
disadvantaged college students