Gender and Sexualities Studies — Sociology
Nicole  Raeburn

Nicole Raeburn

Associate Professor

Nikki Raeburn received her B.S from Miami University, and her M.A. and Ph.D.from Ohio State University. She teaches several courses, including Sex and Sexualities; Feminism, Gender and the Body; Sociology of Gender; Race, Class and Gender; Contemporary Sociological Theory; Deviance and Social Control; and Social, Political and Economic History of the United States.
Her research interests include social movements, gender, sexualities, and organizational change. Her current research project, which formed the basis of her doctoral dissertation, focuses on the rise of lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights in the workplace. To understand the variable willingness of "Fortune 1000" companies to adopt gay-inclusive policies, she synthesizes social movement theory and new institutional approaches to organizational change. The analysis focuses on gay, lesbian, and bisexual employee mobilization over the past decade to win domestic partner benefits.
Her book, Inside Out: The Struggle for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Rights in the Workplace, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2004.

Education

Ph.D., Ohio State University