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Colloquium: Patricia Homan, Florida State University
November 2, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Structural Sexism and Health in the United States
In this talk, Patricia Homan will discuss her award-winning work developing new theory and measurement for the concept of structural sexism. Her talk will describe: what structural sexism is, how it shapes the health of both women and men in the US, how sexism relates to other types of structural oppression (e.g., racism and heterosexism), and how future studies can build on this emerging line of research
Patricia Homan is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the Public Health Program at Florida State University. She is also an associate of FSU’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and the Center for Demography and Population Health. Her research focuses on developing theory and measurement for structural sexism, structural racism, and other forms of structural injustice, and examining how these forces shape health. Her work has been published in American Sociological Review, Demography, American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, Social Forces, Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Health Services Research, The Gerontologist, and The Journals of Gerontology: Series B. Her research has won multiple national awards including the 2022 NIH Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Award, the 2022 Early Career Gender Scholar Award from SWS South, the 2021 ASA Sex & Gender Section Distinguished Article Award, and the 2019 Roberta G. Simmons Outstanding Dissertation Award from the ASA Medical Sociology Section. Dr. Homan earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University before joining FSU in 2018.