Maria Charles Sociology professor

Maria Charles

University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor and Director
Broom Center Affiliation(s): 

Director of the Broom Demography Center since 2016
Area Director, Sex and Gender Theme

Over the past two decades, Maria Charles has published dozens of papers on the subject of sex segregation by occupation and by field of study. Much of her research brings a cross-national perspective to the study of these issues, and her work has been supported by research grants from the National Science Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation and Spencer Foundation. Prof. Charles’s broader interests are in the role of gender and sexuality in a wide array of social and institutional locations, including labor markets, political systems, social movement organizations, educational systems, firms, racial/ethnic and religious groups, cultural organizations, communities, nation-states, and international organizations.

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Broom Center Publications
Wong, Yan Ling Anne, and Maria Charles. In press.
"Occupational Segregation"
Companion to Gender Studies, edited by Nancy A. Naples. Wiley-Blackwell.
Anna H. Chatillon, Maria Charles, and Karen Bradley. 2018. 
"Gender Ideology. "
Handbook of the Sociology of Gender, Pp. 217-226, Barbara J. Risman, Carissa Froyum, and William Scarborough, eds. NY: Springer.
Charles, Maria and Sarah Thébaud, eds. Forthcoming. 
"Gender and STEM: Understanding Segregation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. "
Basel: MDPI Press.
Thébaud, Sarah and Maria Charles. 2018. 
"Segregation, Stereotypes, and STEM."
 Social Sciences 7(7):1-19.
Charles, Maria. 2017
"Venus, Mars, and Math: Gender, Societal Affluence and Eighth Graders’ Aspirations for STEM"
Charles, Maria and Amber Lopez. 2017. 
"Division of Labor, Gender."
Bryan S. Turner, Chang Kyung-Sup, Cynthia Epstein, Peter Kivisto, William Outhwaite, and J. Michael Ryan, eds. Encyclopedia of Sociological Theory. Wiley-Blackwell.
Charles, Maria. 2017. 
"Venus, Mars, and Math: Gender, Societal Affluence and Eighth Graders’ Aspirations for STEM."
Hendley, Alexandra and Maria Charles. 2016. 
"Gender Inequality in Education."
In Nancy Naples, ed. Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Wiley-Blackwell.
Charles, Maria, Corrie Ellis Grosse and Paula England. 2015.
"Is There a Caring Class? Intergenerational Transmission of Care Work."
Sociological Science. 2:527-43.
Hendley, Alexandra and Maria Charles. 2015.
"Gender Segregation in Higher Education"
 In Robert A. Scott and Stephen M. Kosslyn, eds. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Charles, Maria, Bridget Harr, Erin Cech and Alexandra Hendley. 2014. 
"Who Likes Math Where? "
Gender Differences in Eighth-graders’ Attitudes around the World. International Studies in Sociology of Education 24:85-112. 
Charles, Maria. 2013. 
"Sex Typing. "
In Vicki Smith and J. Geoffrey Golson, eds. Sociology of Work. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications. 
Charles, Maria. 
"The Local Joneses: Household Consumption and Income Inequality in Large Metropolitan Areas"
  Forthcoming. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.
Charles, Maria. 2013. 
"Review of Conflict and Concord "
in Work and Family: Family Policies and Individuals’ Subjective Experiences, by Ida Öun. Sociologisk Forskning. 
Charles, Maria.
"Global Sex Segregation"
In George Ritzer, ed. Encyclopedia of Globalization. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 2012.
Charles, Maria.
"Review of Framed by Gender: Why Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World, by Cecilia Ridgeway. "
European Sociological Review. 2012.
Charles, Maria
"A World of Difference: International Trends in Women’s Economic Status"
Annual Review of Sociology 37:355-72. 2011
Charles, Maria
"What Gender is Science?"
Contexts 22-28. 2011