Profile: Danielle J. Lindemann

Research Director & Assistant Research Professor


Danielle J. Lindemann is research director at the Center for Women and Work and assistant research professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations.

Danielle’s scholarly interests lie at the intersection of gender, culture, sexuality, and work. Her research has been published in a variety of journals, including Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Forum, Work and Occupations, Sexualities, Social Science & Medicine, and The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.  She is the author of Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism, and Control in the Dungeon (University of Chicago, 2012).    

She has a bachelor of arts degree in creative writing from Princeton University and a master's degree, master of philosphy degree, and doctorate in sociology from Columbia University. She previously was employed as a postdoctoral research scholar at Vanderbilt University’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, where she analyzed the results of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP).  

Danielle is currently working on a variety of projects, including a study of STEM-major attrition among female Douglass Residential College students, an analysis of success strategies employed by women in executive leadership positions, and a project about spouses who live apart for work-related reasons. 

In her spare time, she enjoys doing crossword puzzles and watching really, really terrible reality television.

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Curriculum Vitae

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    Labor Education Center
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    New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8553