RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Area(s) of Expertise:
Gender, Stress, Social Psychology
Cate Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Gender Studies and Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University in 2010 and a BA in Economics from Smith College in 1995. Cate was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University from 2010 – 2012. In 2011 she was awarded the American Sociological Society’s Section on Mental Health Best Dissertation Award. Her areas of research and teaching specialization include: gender; social inequality; social psychology; health; work and occupations; bio-social and experimental methods; and organizational diversity. She is currently doing research on the relationship between gendered social structures, physiological stress response and masculinities. She is also currently working on projects examining the causes and consequences of occupational sex-segregation in the United States.