Mary Bernstein

Professor, Sociology

Primary Research Theme

Healthy Cities

Secondary Research Themes

Built Environment, Economic and Community Development, Governance and Urban Services, People and the City

Recent Cities-related Projects

  • Gun Violence Prevention in Urban Areas: I am examining how urban and suburban groups who seek to reduce gun violence work together across geographic and racial divisions. I pay particular attention to the ways in which “everyday” gun violence is ignored by the media.

Selected Urban-Related Publications

Taylor, Malaena and Mary Bernstein. 2019. “Denying, Deflecting, and Distracting: Color-Blind Ideology as Techniques of Neutralization in the Tea Party Movement.” Mobilization 24(2):17-156. DOI 10.17813/1086-671X-24-2-137.

Bernstein, Mary and Brenna Harvey. 2018. “The Movement Towards Marriage Equality in Advanced Industrial Nations.” Pp. 207 – 323 in Handbook on Gender and Social Policy, edited by Sheila Shaver. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Bernstein, Mary. 2018. “Same-Sex Marriage and the Assimilationist Dilemma: A Research Agenda on Marriage Equality and the Future of LGBTQ Activism, Politics, Communities, and Identities” Journal of Homosexuality 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2017.1423211

Bernstein, Mary, Brenna Harvey and Nancy A. Naples. 2018. “The Final Frontier? Same-sex Marriage and the Future of the LGBT Movement.” Sociological Forum 33(1): 30-52.

Bernstein, Mary, Nancy A. Naples, and Brenna Harvey. 2016. “The Meaning of Marriage to Same-sex Families: Formal Partnership, Gender, and the Welfare State in International Perspective.” Social Politics. 23(1): 3-39.

Bernstein, Mary and Nancy A. Naples. 2015. “Altared States: Legal Structuring and Relationship Recognition in the United States, Canada, and Australia.” American Sociological Review 80(6): 1226-1249.

Bernstein, Mary. 2015. “LGBT Identity and the Displacement of Sexual Liberation: New York City (1969-1986).” Pp. 89-103 in the Ashgate Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism, edited by David Paternotte and Manon Tremblay. Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Bernstein, Mary. 2015. “Same-Sex Marriage and the Future of the LGBT Movement.” Gender & Society 29(3): 321-337.

Wulff, Stephen, Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor. 2015. “New Theoretical Directions from the Study of Gender and Sexuality Movements: Collective Identity, Multi-Institutional Politics, and Emotions.” Pp. 108-132 in the Oxford Handbook of Social Movements, edited by Mario Diani and Donatella Della Porta. Oxford: Oxford University Press.