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Cate Taylor

Cate TaylorAssistant Professor of Gender Studies and Sociology

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Ph.D., Cornell University, 2010
M.A., Cornell University, 2004


The primary foci of my research are social inequalities in gender, work, and health. Most of my work is grounded in gender theory and sociological, social psychology and my methods include analyses of large, secondary data sets, laboratory experiments, physiological measures of stress response, and one project using in-depth interviews. Most of my work examines the causes and consequences, especially stress and health consequences, of occupational sex-segregation in the United States. Other work looks at masculinities, physiological stress response, motherhood, gender ideology, and workplace integration. To learn more about my work please visit my website at


Taylor, Catherine J. "Relational by Nature? Men and Women Do Not Differ in Physiological Response to Social Stressors Faced by Token Women." Forthcoming at American Journal of Sociology.

Fleming, Susan S., Alyssa W. Goldman, Shelley J. Correll and Catherine J. Taylor. 2015. “Setting In: A Qualitative Study of Factors Contributing to New Faculty Network Development.” In Press at The Journal of Higher Education.

Phelan, Jo C., Jeffrey W. Lucas, Cecilia Ridgeway, and Catherine J. Taylor. 2014. “Stigma, Status and Population Health.” Social Science & Medicine.

Taylor, Catherine J. 2014. “Physiological Stress Response to Loss of Social Influence and Threats to Masculinity.” Social Science & Medicine.

Taylor, Catherine J. 2012. “A Sociological Overview of Cortisol as a Biomarker of Response to the Social Environment.” Sociology Compass.

Taylor, Catherine J. 2010. “Occupational Sex-Composition and the Gendered Availability of Workplace Support.” Gender & Society.

Taylor, Catherine J. and Karl Pillemer. 2009. “Using Affect to Understand Employee Turnover: A Context Specific Application of a Theory of Social Exchange.” Sociological Perspectives.

Mock, Steven E., Catherine J. Taylor, and Ritch C. Savin-Williams. 2006. “Aging Together: The Retirement Plans of Same-Sex Couples.” Pp. 152-174 in Research and Clinical Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging, edited by D. Kimmel, T. Rose, and S. David. New York: Columbia University Press.