Gender and Sexualities

Gender and Sexualities

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Sociologists understand that gender and sexualities are fluid and socially constructed.

UVic Resources

Sociology faculty researching and teaching in Gender, Racialization and Ethnicity

Gender Studies Department

Transgender Archives

Gender Inclusion Services

Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy

Research by Sociologists

Brickell, C. (2006). The Sociological Construction of Gender and Sexuality. The Sociological Review, 54(1), 87–113.

Few‐Demo, A. L., & Allen, K. R. (2020). Gender, feminist, and intersectional perspectives on families: A decade in review. Journal of Marriage and Family, 82(1), 326-345.

Garlick, S. (2019). The return of nature: Feminism, hegemonic masculinities, and new materialisms. Men and Masculinities, 22(2), 380-403.

Reczek, C. (2020). Sexual‐and gender‐minority families: A 2010 to 2020 decade in review. Journal of Marriage and Family, 82(1), 300-325.

Schilt, K., & Lagos, D. (2017). The development of transgender studies in sociology. Annual Review of Sociology, 43, 425-443.

Videos or Related Stories

Ivan Coyote: Why we need gender-neutral bathrooms

How to Raise Kids Without Rigid Gender Stereotypes

The new American family Trans, gender queer, nonbinary, two-spirit (resource from the Guardian)

Sociology Courses at UVic

If you would like to explore gender, sexualities and the family in more depth, the Department offers a number of courses you might be interested in:

SOCI100A – Introduction to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
SOCI100B – Introduction to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society
SOCI202 – Constructing Social Problems
SOCI204 – Self, Identity and Society
SOCI205 – Sociological Perspectives on Family Relationships
SOCI220 – Media and Contemporary Society
SOCI235 – Racialization and Ethnicity
SOCI281 – Sociology of Genders
SOCI285 – Health over the Life Course
SOCI305B – Families and Social Change
SOCI309 – Contemporary Social Theorizing
SOCI313 – Sociology of Law
SOCI316 – Social Movements
SOCI318 – Social Change
SOCI326 – Social Networks
SOCI382 – Sociology of Sexualities
SOCI383 – Feminisms in Theory and Practice
SOCI430A – Issues in Racialization, Ethnicity and Decolonization
SOCI431 – Issues in Social Theorizing
SOCI433 – Issues in Demography and Families
SOCI435 – Issues in Gender, Sexuality and Trans Communities
SOCI436 – Issues in Sociology and Social Justice
SOCI438 – Issues in Contemporary Sociology
SOCI439A – Community Engaged Sociology I
SOCI439B – Community Engaged Sociology II