Professor Risman is quoted in the article, "What women want: Reopened schools and workplace flexibility" and also a panelist in a discussion of Gender & Covid.
In an article "BYU Study: In-class Beats Online Learning, but Extra Sleep Benefits Mental Health" published by Desert News, Barbara Risman states "If you want to avoid the negative consequences of women being pushed out of the labor force, social policy ought to focus on getting schools open first, perhaps before bars and restaurants even.”
In an op-ed published by Washington Monthly, Barbara Risman, UIC professor of sociology and LAS distinguished professor, calls for the Biden-Harris administration to create a presidential social science council to aid in making evidence-based policy decisions. https://go.news.uic.edu/20211291
Barbara Risman, UIC professor of sociology and LAS distinguished professor, is among a group of experts who work with and study families interviewed by the Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah) about what policies have been most beneficial for people struggling during the pandemic. https://go.news.uic.edu/202012182
Barbara Risman and her co-authors Kathleen Gerson, Jennifer Glass and Jerry Jacobs wrote a column titled “The Paradox of Pandemic Parenting: Is this much family time necessarily good for kids?” for the Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research website Lost Generation C: Exploring the long-term collateral consequences of Covid-19 on youth ( http://www.lostgenc.org/2020/12/16/the-paradox-of-pandemic-parenting/)
Barbara Risman, UIC professor of sociology and LAS distinguished professor, is quoted in a story in Forge, an online publication from Medium, that considers if the age of “intensive parenting” will fade away as parents juggle work and childcare in COVID-19 quarantine and lead them, particularly mothers, to change their parental expectations. https://bit.ly/3ikFojA
Barbara Risman, UIC professor of sociology and LAS distinguished professor, joined WBAL Radio (Baltimore) to discuss the challenge for parents to work while teaching their children and her recent Chicago Tribune op-ed that proposes a new Works Progress Administration to establish a child care infrastructure that would match unemployed people with families in their own communities, and employ them as “learning pod supervisors.” The interview begins at the 42:30 mark here.
In an op-ed for the Chicago Tribune, Risman argues for a creating “an infrastructure of care” by using a new Work Progress Administration to create and support “learning pods” for schoolchildren. https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-schools-coronavirus-reopen-wpa-20200810-hxqsdwqwirhcdmfwzkksi6lci4-story.html This oped was reprinted internationally in papers that included the Independent (UK), Wisconsin State Journal, Capital Gazette (MD), The Grand Island Independent (Nebraska), The Bulletin (Texas), The Milford Daily News (MA), Crofton West County Gazette (MD), Telegram & Gazette (MA), and Northwest Georgia News.
Barbara Risman, UIC professor of sociology and LAS distinguished professor, is quoted in a story from Forge, an online publication from Medium, that looks at societal shifts changing the nature of parenting while also examining parents’ efforts to balance work, child care, and schooling during the COVID-19 quarantine. Risman says this may be an opportunity for parents to shift to less intensive parenting, which research suggests is more beneficial to children. https://bit.ly/3ikFojA
A New York Post story about U.K. and U.S. families surveyed on parenting duties and domestic work during the COVID-19 pandemic includes comments from Barbara Risman, UIC professor of sociology and LAS distinguished professor. Risman helped analyze data for one of the featured surveys (which was previously in the New York Times) that suggests pandemic-era domestic work isn’t being divided more equitably than before the lockdown. https://bit.ly/2YJdUL9
In a podcast for the New Books Network, Dr. Risman discusses her book "Where The Millennial Will Take Us". Dr. Risman discusses how gender is more than an identity and a way of shaping and legitimating inequality. She also discuss her methods and data, the four categories of classifying participants’ gender beliefs and behaviors, and how to move forward with feminist change. https://newbooksnetwork.com/barbara-j-risman-where-the-millennials-will-take-us-a-new-generation-wrestles-with-the-gender-structure-oxford-up-2018/
This article was based on analyses by Barbara Risman and colleagues Jerry Jacobs, Kathleen Gerson, Jennifer Glass and Alison Dunatchik. These sociologists analyzed a survey for the New York Times and reported that pandemic-era domestic work isn’t being divided more equitably than before the lockdown. This quote by Professor Risman has been widely circulated. “Being forced to be at home is amplifying the differences we already know exist,” The story, “Nearly Half of Men Say They Do Most of the Home Schooling. 3 Percent of Women Agree,” appears online (with subscription) via The New York Times or without a paywall via news aggregator DNYUZ.com.
In a blog post published by Children & Youth, Risman discusses her current research on non-binary people. https://childrenandyouth.weebly.com/blog/rejecting-the-gender-binary
In a blog post published by Psychology Today, Barbara Risman, UIC professor of sociology and LAS distinguished professor, writes about family life amid the COVID-19 crisis and how parents can work together to negotiate a fair balance of duties, if necessary, while being forced to simultaneously juggle responsibilities for work, homeschool, and the household. https://bit.ly/3buJbXt
Podcasts are a new medium for Professor Risman. Here is her first interview on the Unusual Minds Podcast https://anchor.fm/unusual-mind/episodes/Unusual-Minds-ep-9-Dr--Barbara-Risman-ecf2ka
Professor Risman had a column published in the Children and Youth section of the American Sociological Association's newsletter
Dr. Risman is quoted in a Chicago Tribute article that discusses the increasing popularity and acceptance of "Queer", as an identity category, by millennials and teens.
Dr. Risman is quoted in a Chicago Tribute article, "Soccer player Kealia Ohai referred to as ‘J.J. Watt’s fiancee,’ showing ‘how far we still have not come’ in gender equality".
Dr. Risman is quoted in a Chicago Tribute article and notes how body expectations are gendered.
Barbara Risman's research is cited in a June 2019 New York Times Upshot article exploring why women are still judged, and judge themselves, more for a messy house than men.
Dr. Risman is quoted in an article in The New York Times article examining nonbinary options on driver's licenses and the debates over gender they spark in the nation's statehouses.
The Chicago Tribune interviewed Barbara Risman in a story exploring societal views of childbirth and women’s health, and how the current generation of mothers, including some famous ones, are depicting a more realistic picture of pregnancy and the postpartum period . “What we’ve done is … protected young people from understanding the realities of the trials and tribulations of pregnancy and childbirth,” Risman tells the Tribune. “That is beginning to crack, as women who are birthing are more empowered to say, ‘I’m not going to pretend that this was easy.’”
Barbara Risman was interviewed for an article in the Chicago Tribune entitled, "What's wrong with the Notre Dame mom's view on leggings-- and what's right about the student response". The article discusses the controversy over a Notre Dame mother's complaints about women students wearing leggings.
Dr. Risman, along with co-authors William “Buddy” Scarborough and Ray Sin, are interviewed in the Chicago Tribune on December 26, 2018 about their new research on gender egalitarian attitudes in the U.S. The article discusses their findings of broad support for working women, with a quarter of "ambivalent" Americans supporting equality in the workplace or at home, but not both.
Barbara Risman authored an article, along with William “Buddy” Scarborough and Ray Sin, entitled, "Good News! Attitudes Moving Toward Gender Equality" for Psychology Today. Part of Risman's monthly column, the article published December 17, 2018, makes clear what their new research on attitudes toward gender equality actually shows us. In particular, they highlight that most Americans support gender equality at both work and home, while a minority of traditional hold-outs support women's right to work, but resist equality at home. As Risman et al. argue, many headlines covering their research have highlighted these minority views, while missing the larger societal sea-change toward gender egalitarian attitudes.
A new CNBC article, Most Americans believe women should be equal at work, but attitudes about their roles at home are more complicated, published in December 2018, discuses new research on attitudes toward gender equality by Barbara Risman, William “Buddy” Scarborough, and Ray Sin. The article was included as part of CNBC's Closing the Gap series.
The Economist magazine’s article on gender equality in the U.S. cites findings from a study co-authored by Barbara Risman, UIC professor of Sociology and LAS distinguished professor, that finds Americans have broad support for gender equality, but it is valued more at work than at home. Co-authors of the report are William “Buddy” Scarborough, an IRRPP research assistant and doctoral candidate in sociology at UIC; and Ray Sin, UIC alumnus and behavioral scientist at Morningstar.
Working Mother magazine published an article on December 5th, 2018 discussing the new Gender & Society article, "Attitudes and the Stalled Gender Revolution", authored by William Scarborough, Barbara Risman, and Ray Sin.
Barbara Risman, William Scarborough, and Ray Sin are interviewed in The New York Times about their new findings on attitudes toward gender equality. The article, "Americans Value Equality at Work More Than Equality at Home", published December 3rd, 2018, outlines the researchers' findings of broad support for gender equality, but greater support for equality at work than at home.
Dr. Risman was interviewed for a November 2018 article in The New York Times Magazine entitled, "On Instagram, Seeing Between the (Gender) Lines". The article explores how social media has turned out to be the perfect tool for nonbinary people to find — and model — their unique places on the gender spectrum.
Barbara Risman published an article, co-authored with Nicholas Velotta, in Psychology Today on October 16, 2018 titled, "Are Baby Boomers Bringing the Sexual Revolution to Aging?". This was the first in a series of Psychology Today columns based on analyses of new research on gender published recently in the Handbook on the Sociology of Gender edited by Barbara J. Risman, Carissa Froyum, and William Scarborough.
On October 16, 2018, Barbara Risman was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss the new Category X, or third gender option, available on more documents across the county. Listen and read here.
Barbara Risman is quoted in a New York Times article published September 14th, 2018 titled, "Many Ways to Be a Girl, but One Way to Be a Boy: The New Gender Rules." The article discusses new survey research on changes in gender rules among children and adolescents. Dr. Risman comments on gender policing among young people, especially boys policing each others' behavior.
Barbara Risman was interviewed in a Rewire.News article published September 11, 2018 about Iliza Shlesinger's new comedy special, which is branded as 'evolved' but many feminists perceive as relying on gender stereotypes, and millennials' diverse views toward gender.
In the wake of recent cases of mothers who are targeted by police or family service authorities as negligent for giving their children autonomy, Barbara Risman was a featured guest on August 24th, 2018 on Chicago Public Radio’s (WBEZ-FM 91.5) “Morning Shift” for a segment to discuss contemporary motherhood and teaching kids the independence and decision-making skills they need to grow into healthy adults.
Barbara Risman was interviewed in a Chicago Tribune article about mothers being investigated by police or child welfare officials after reports of leaving their children alone. Risman says the societal judgment placed on moms who give their children more freedom is not logical and the same standards are not often extended to fathers. The New York Daily News and MSN.com are among the other outlets to run the story online.
The Chicago Tribune quotes Barbara Risman about the prevalence of gender stereotypes in families in the article, “Parents pay boys twice as much allowance as girls, company finds. Here's why.”
The American Book Center in Amsterdam hosted Barbara Risman to discuss her new book, Where the Millennials Will Take Us.
Kansas Public Radio’s “Perspective” interviewed Barbara Risman about millennials’ changing social structures and behaviors related to gender. Listen to the interview here.
In a blog post published by Psychology Today, Barbara Risman writes about the comparison between earlier generations of working mothers and today’s professional women, who are more vocal about seeking employer accommodations that consider their roles as mothers with babies and children.
Barbara Risman was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune in an article on insufficient paid family-leave policies and the impact of high-profile women returning to work shortly after having a child.
Barbara Risman's research on millennial's attitudes about gender was cited in The Daily Beast's article, "The Well-Intentioned Boomer’s Guide to Gender Pronouns."
Barbara Risman was interviewed on IdeaSphere, a podcast on NPR and a weekly series distributed to stations across the country via Public Radio Exchange, to discuss her new book. This episode of IdeaSphere first aired on Monterey (KNBX), San Luis Obispo (KCBX) and Santa Barbara (KSBX) on Monday, March 19.
Barbara Risman discussed her new book on the Morning Show on WGTD-FM (91.1), Wisconsin Public Radio & NPR affiliate in Kenosha, WI.
Barbara Risman was recently a guest on “The Jefferson Exchange,” an NPR outlet morning show in Southern Oregon and Northern California, to talk about her new book, Where the Millennials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure.
In a blog published by Psychology Today, Barbara Risman writes about the #MeToo movement amid the changing gender structure in today’s world.
Barbara Risman was recently interviewed about her new book, Where the Millennials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure, on #ConversationsLIVE with Cyrus Webb on Blog Talk Radio.
The OUPblog, a daily commentary-based blog from Oxford University Press, features a post from Barbara Risman on millennials’ gender politics.
Listen to Barbara Risman’s interview on the WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin on February 20, 2018.
Barbara Risman and Georgiann Davis co-authored an op-ed in The Seattle Times about the state of Washington’s recent decision to give adults a third sex option on birth certificates.
Rewire, a PBS-affiliated online content provider, interviewed Barbara Risman in the article “Are You Having a Quarter-life Crisis?” Risman’s new book on millennials is highlighted in the article where she analyzes the concept through gender and social class outlooks.
Barbara Risman’s new book is listed in the Chicago Review of Books’ article, “All the 2018 Books by Chicago Writers.”
Barbara was quoted in HRD Magazine’s article, “Does your CEO have a daughter?” on December 7, 2017.
The Chicago Tribune quoted Barbara in an article about students' resistance to a traditional cotillion in Evanston, IL.
Barbara was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article on how modern technology offers new opportunities and challenges for parents to be involved in their children's lives.
GoodCall, a consumer-focused education and personal finance website, interviewed Barbara in an article about millennials' attitudes toward gender equality in the workplace and gender roles at home.
Barbara contributed as a expert guest on the Australian radio news show "The Money".
1843, the culture, lifestyle and ideas magazine from The Economist, quoted Barbara in “The Man Trap,” an article about modern gender roles at home and in the workplace.
Barbara, Ray Sin, and William Scarborough wrote an Op-Ed in the Society Pages about the gender attitudes of people from different generations.
The Christian Science Monitor quoted Barbara in an article about Millennial's attitudes toward gender.
Barbara's research on gender, marriage, and family was featured in an article in Time Magazine.
Glamour Magazine recently quoted Barbara in an article about women, fashion, and images of beauty.
Barbara wrote a blog for the American Sociology Association about how to do sociology in the Trump era.
The Economist quoted Barbara in an article about the growth of the “manosphere,” or male-centric online communities and blogs.
Barbara's views on gender were featured in a full page article in Corriere Del Trentino, an Italian newspaper based in Trento, Italy.
With William Scarborough, Barbara wrote an Op-Ed featured in the Society Pages about the challenges international development programs face in aiming to improve gender equality through economic-empowerment projects
Barbara, together with Prof. Shannon Davis, was cited in cnn.com about the gendering of Halloween costumes.
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Barbara's interview on the rise in stay-at-home mom was picked up by Pacific Standard - The Science of Society.
Barbara was quoted by Slate.com about college students, mostly racial minorities who live at home with their parents, are left out of the hooking up culture.
Barbara was interviewed by Wisconsin Public Radio on the rise in stay-at-home moms in the United States.
In a Slate.com blog, Barbara Risman, UIC professor and head of sociology, discusses a study she co-authored with Rachel Allison, UIC doctoral student in sociology, on student attitudes related to a perceived “hook up” culture in college.
On Dec 26th 2013, Barbara was quoted in the LA Times about how 'men are stuck' in gender roles.
Barbara was quoted in the LA Times about the issue on "young women closing workplace gender gap" on Dec 10 2013
Barbara's presentation on college hookup culture at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville was written up by AlestleLive and the College of Arts and Social Science at SIUE.
Barbara was quoted in this Atlantic.com Sexes article, "What about the Guys that do Fit the 'Gay Stereotype?'" on May 31, 2013.
Barbara was quoted in an article in Today’s Chicago Woman magazine in an article on Chicago area golf clubs that exclude women on May 30, 2013.
In a wide-ranging Q&A with Salon on March 30, 2013, Barbara Risman, UIC professor and head of sociology, explores the future of marriage.
Barbara was quoted in a Progress Illinois article, "Marriage Equality Could Be A Major Boost For Illinois' Struggling Economy" on March 12, 2013.
Barbara was quoted in the NewsObserver article "Men, gay and straight, opting for engagement rings," on Feb 27, 2013.
Barbara was quoted in The Wall Street Journal on February 13, 2013 in an article about gender stereotyping in the production and marketing of toys to young children.
Barbara was quoted in a Shine (by Yahoo!) article entitled, "Moms of Only Children Not 'Really' Moms at All? Here We Go Again" on January 17, 2013.
In her latest Huffington Post blog on June 29, 2012, Barbara Risman, UIC professor and head of sociology, writes about wedding rituals being shaped by the "wedding industry" and encourages brides and grooms to explore creating their own unique event.
A story on moms in the paid workforce by The Christian Science Monitor, in which Barbara was quoted, was picked up by ABCnews.com on May 13, 2012. Read "Share of Working Moms Nearing All-Time High" here.
Barbara--along with fellow CCF member Dr. Paula England--was cited in a Chicago Tribune story on about highly-educated women being more likely to be married later in life than less-educated women. "Women say 'I do' to education, then marriage" by Leslie Mann appeared on May 2, 2012.
Barbara wrote an Op-Ed for CNN entitled "Phony 'mommy wars' avoid real issues for women," which appeared on April 20, 2012.
Barbara's Op-Ed, "'I do, Until I don't': The Changing Landscape of Marriage" appeared in the Chicago Tribune on December 11, 2011.
Barbara wrote an Op-Ed Piece for CNN.com that answers why the allegations of an affair may hurt Herman Cain's presidential campaign more than his sexual harrassment past. "Why do Cain adultery allegations stick more than harassment charges?" appeared December 2, 2011.
Barbara wrote an Op-Ed Piece for CNN.com regarding Republican Herman Cain and Sexual Harrasment. "Let's make a rule on sexual harassment" appeared on November 5, 2011.
Quoted in Chicago Tribune article about children living at home during and after college, "Full nests causing less of a flap" by Chris McNamara, September 12, 2011.
Showcased in the University of Illinois blog, "UIC honored for linking sociology to everyday life," by UI President Mike Hogan, September 1, 2011
Quoted in New York Times, "Study Undercuts View of College as a Place of Same-Sex Experimentation," by Tamar Lewin - March 17, 2011
Quoted in Chicago Sun-Times, "Married on Campus: 'Life is so much more stable,'" by Kara Spak - February 7, 2011
Quoted in New York Times, "Men’s Engagement Rings Proclaim, ‘He’s Taken’," by Kathryn Shattuck - July 30, 2010
Quoted in New York Times, "A Breadwinner Rethinks Gender Roles," by M.P. Dunleavey - January 27, 2007