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Abigail Brooks


Photo of faculty memberAssistant Professor
Director, Women's Studies Program

Contact Information:
Howley Hall 114


Ph.D. - Boston College

Area(s) of Expertise:

Sociology of gender, sociology of the body, age studies, science and technology studies, medical sociology, media studies, popular culture, qualitative research methods, feminist theory

Selected Publications:

Brooks, Abigail. (2017). Opting in or Opting Out?: North American Women Share Strategies for Aging Successfully with (and without) Cosmetic Intervention. Rutgers University Press.

Brooks, Abigail. (2017). The Ways Women Age: Using and Refusing Cosmetic Intervention. New York University Press.

Recent Presentations:

Brooks, Abigail., The Sociology of Reproduction Mini-Conference, Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA, "'My Body: It's Mine Now': Older Women, Pharmaceutical Advertising, and Contradictory Meaning-Making About Menopause". March, 2016.

Brooks, Abigail ., Sex and Gender: Thematic Session, American Sociological Association, Chicago Illinois, "Feminist Debates About Sexuality: Body Modifications as Capitulation or Empowerment?". August, 2015.