Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, University of Florida
Topics of Expertise:
Aging / Feminism & Families / Fertility,Reproduction & Sexual Health / Gender & Sexuality / History & Trends on Gender, Marriage & Family Life / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood
My research has focused on parenthood, childlessness, and social change. I have examined the psychosocial implications of childlessness and singlehood over the life course and in later life, using both quantitative analyses of U.S. survey data and qualitative analyses of in-depth interviews with older men and women. My recent work has explored attitudes about childlessness and what they reveal about gender, family, and work-family dilemmas. My research includes analyses of national data sets as well as an original survey of university students. I am currently collaborating with colleagues in Turkey and Japan on a comparative survey of university students’ attitudes and perceptions about family and gender issues.
Tanya Koropeckyj-Cox completed her Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography at the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and was an NIA post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University. She has taught at the University of Florida since 2000, where she is also an affiliate faculty member with the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research and Center for European Studies. She has published numerous articles in scholarly journals in sociology, gender, family, and aging, and she serves as Deputy Editor of Journal of Family Issues.