Demie Kurz, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Women's Studies
Co-Director, The Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Department of Sociology


Ph.D., Sociology, Northwestern University

Research Description: 

As a sociologist with a position in Women's Studies, my primary research and teaching interests are in contemporary issues of gender, with a specific focus on the family. I am currently writing a book on how parents and teenagers negotiate teens' adolescence and have published several papers on this topic. I have written on the topics of divorce and domestic violence and also have a strong interest in the area of "carework". Along with several others, I am a founding member of the Carework Network, a network of researchers, policy makers, and practitioners who are concerned with promoting research and policy on carework.

Contact Information: 

Women's Studies
411 Cohen Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215.898.8740
Fax: 215.898.1803