College of Arts and Sciences

Jodi O'Brien, PhD

  • Jodi O'Brien, PhD
    PhD, Sociology
    Professor, Sociology
    Associate Appointment, Women and Gender Studies
    Phone: 206-296-5384
    Building/Room: Casey 302


    Teaching and Research Interests

    • Gender
    • Sexuality
    • Religion
    • Social Inequalities
    • Social Psychology
    • Social Theory
    • Qualitative Research Methodologies


    Key Publications

    • O’Brien, Jodi (editor). 2009. Encyclopedia of Gender and Society (2 volumes). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
    • O’Brien, Jodi. 2009. “Sociology as an Epistemology of Contradiction.”  Sociological Perspectives, 52(1): 5-22.
    • O’Brien, Jodi. 2008. “Complicating Homophobia.” Sexualities. Vol.11:496-512.
    • O'Brien, Jodi.  2007.  "Queer Tensions:  The Cultural Politics of Belonging and Exclusion in Same Gender Marriage Debates."  Pp. 125-149 in Interdisciplinary Readings on Sex and Sexuality.  Amsterdam: Rodopi.
    • O’Brien, Jodi. 2005. The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings in Social Interaction, 4th Edition. Newbury Park, CA: Pine Forge Press (Sage).
    • O’Brien, Jodi. 2005. “How Big is Your God?  Queer Christian Social Movements.” Pp. 237-261 in Interdisciplinary Readings on Sex and Sexuality. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
    • O'Brien, Jodi. 2004. "Wrestling the Angel of Contradiction: Queer Christian Identities." Culture and Religion, 5:179-202. 
    • O'Brien, Jodi, and Conrad, Shasti, "Gender and Justice: Issues and Trends in Washington State," prepared for the Washington Courts Gender and Justice Commission, May 2006.