Abigail Brooks

Associate Professor

Contact Information:



Phillips Memorial Library LL12


Ph.D. - Boston College

Area(s) of Expertise:

Sociology of gender, sociology of the body, age studies, science and technology studies, medical sociology, media studies, popular culture, qualitative research methods, feminist theory

Selected Publications:

Brooks, A. (2017) In Sarah Lamb (Ed.), Opting in or Opting Out?: North American Women Share Strategies for Aging Successfully with (and without) Cosmetic Intervention. Rutgers University Press

Brooks, A. (2017) The Ways Women Age: Using and Refusing Cosmetic Intervention. New York University Press

Selected Presentations:

Brooks, A. The Sociology of Reproduction Mini-Conference. Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA - "'My Body: It's Mine Now': Older Women, Pharmaceutical Advertising, and Contradictory Meaning-Making About Menopause" March, 2016

Brooks, A. Sex and Gender: Thematic Session. American Sociological Association, Chicago Illinois - "Feminist Debates About Sexuality: Body Modifications as Capitulation or Empowerment?" August, 2015