Danielle Lindemann

Assistant Professor of Sociology
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PhD in Sociology, Columbia University, 2010
Interests: 
Gender, sexuality, culture, deviance, and work

Danielle Lindemann joined the Lehigh faculty in fall 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and a core faculty member in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.  Her research focuses on gender, sexuality, and culture-- specifically as they relate to occupations.  In particular, she analyzes non-normative ("deviant") behaviors and the light they can shed on social life "at the center."  

Professor Lindemann's work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Science & Medicine, Poetics, Work and Occupations, Sex Roles, American Behavioral Scientist, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Forum, Sexualities, Women's Health IssuesSocial Currents, the International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology, and The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.  She is also the author of Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism, and Control in the Dungeon (Chicago 2012).  Based on in-depth interviews with women who work as professional dominatrices in New York City and San Francisco, the book focuses on the ways in which this unexpected social space can shed light on the dynamics of gender, work, and power more generally.   

She is currently working on her second book: an interview project about spouses who live apart for work-related reasons.  The book, tentatively titled Going the Distance: Commuter Spouses, is under contract at Cornell University Press. 

Professor Lindemann's research has been featured in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, U.S. News & World Report, Billboard, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Pacific Standard, the Toronto Star, the Courier-Post, the Daily Targum, GOOD Magazine, WebMD, and thinkprogress.org.  She has spoken about her work on National Public Radio, and she has written op-eds for Fortune magazine, Newsweek, and Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. 

In her downtime, Professor Lindemann enjoys crossword puzzles and really, really terrible reality television.

 

Courses Taught at Lehigh:

"Classical Social Theory," Graduate Seminar (Fall 2017)

"Sociology of the Family," Writing Intensive (Fall 2017)

"Bad Girls: Gender, Sexuality, Deviance" (Spring 2017)

“Introduction to Sociology” (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

“Sociology of Reality TV," Freshman Seminar (Fall 2015, Fall 2016)

“Social Deviance and Social Control” (Spring 2016)

“Human Sexuality” (Fall 2015)

 

 

 

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