Mary Bernstein

Mary Bernstein

Professor of Sociology

Office: 327 Manchester Hall
Telephone: (860) 486-3991

PhD, New York University, 1997
B.A., Middlebury College, 1985



Mary Bernstein is Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. She has published numerous articles in the fields of social movements, identity, sexualities, gender, and law and is co-editor of three books.


Bernstein Mary and Verta Taylor (eds.). In Press. (Not) The Marrying Kind: The Politics of Same Sex Marriage. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Barclay, Scott, Mary Bernstein, and Anna-Maria Marshall (eds.). 2009. Queer Mobilizations: LGBT Activists Confront the Law. New York: NYU Press.

Bernstein, Mary and Marcie De la Cruz. 2009. “What Are You? Explaining Identity as a Goal of the Multiracial Hapa Movement.” Social Problems 56(4): 722-745.

Armstrong, Elizabeth and Mary Bernstein. 2008. “Culture, Power, and Institutions: A Multi-Institutional Politics Approach to Social Movements.” Sociological Theory 26(1):74-99.**Winner of the Outstanding Article Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements (2009).

Bernstein Mary. 2005. “Identity Politics.” Annual Review of Sociology 31: 47-74.

Mary Bernstein. 2003. “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained? Conceptualizing Social Movement ‘Success’ in the Lesbian and Gay Movement.” Sociological Perspectives v. 46: 353-79.

Mary Bernstein. 2002. “Identities and Politics: Toward a Historical Understanding of the Lesbian and Gay Movement.” Social Science History 26: 531-81.

Mary Bernstein. 1997. “Celebration and Suppression: The Strategic Uses of Identity by the Lesbian and Gay Movement.” American Journal of Sociology 103: 531-65.