Elizabeth Bernstein

Elizabeth Bernstein

Sociology, Barnard College
208 Barnard Hall
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Areas of Interest: 
Gender, Sexuality and the Body; Late-Capitalist Transformations of Intimacy; Feminist Theories of the State

Ph.D., California (Berkeley), 2001

Biographical Note: 

Elizabeth Bernstein, Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology, joined the faculty of Barnard in September, 2002. Her teaching includes such courses as Gender and Power in Transnational Perspective; The Sociology of the Body; and The Sociology of Sexuality.

Her most recent book manuscript, Brokered Subjects: Sex, Trafficking, and the Politics of Freedom (University of Chicago Press), explores the convergence of feminist, neoliberal, and evangelical Christian interests in the shaping of contemporary U.S. policies around the traffic in women.

Her research and scholarship have been recognized by awards from the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, AAUW, the Mellon Foundation, and the American Sociological Association.