Kim Price-Glynn

Associate Professor of Sociology Urban and Community Studies Program (Hartford)

Ph.D., 2003, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
M.A., 2001, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
B.A., 1994, Ohio Wesleyan



Kim Price-Glynn joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in the fall of 2004 after completing her doctorate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. She teaches in sociology and Urban and Community Studies on the Greater Hartford campus.  In 2010 she was the inaugural recipient of the University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Kim’s research explores how identities – of gender, sexuality, race and citizenship as well as their intersections – are deployed, embodied, and organized in terms of labor and health.  In particular, she explores how identities are subject to organizational hierarchies and resulting status differences.  By looking at social actors in diverse organizational settings like strip clubs and nursing homes, she addresses how individuals and groups are empowered, marginalized, stigmatized, and institutionalized.  She has also examined how identities, like those of battered women, are produced organizationally and how their meanings are mediated through texts producing problematic understandings and protocols.  She is especially interested in issues involving gender. Her publications use multiple methodologies, incorporating qualitative and quantitative methods, including interviews, observations, and content and survey analysis.

Her book, Strip Club: Gender, Power and Sex Work, examines the processes through which men andPrice_Glynn_Cover women wield, negotiate, and contest power in a gendered organization.  It was published with New York University Press (2010) as part of the Intersections: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Genders and Sexualities series edited by Michael Kimmel and Suzanna Walters.  For more information see the New York University Press website:


Price-Glynn, Kim and Carter Rakovski. 2015. “The Best of Both Worlds?:  How Direct Care Workers Perceive Home Health Agencies and Long-term Care Institutions.” Caring on the Clock: The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work, Section 2: The Contexts of  Care.  Edited by Mignon Duffy, Amy Armenia, and Clare Stacey, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Rakovski, Carter and Kim Price-Glynn. 2012. “Intersectional Identities and Worker Experiences in Home Health Care: The National Home Health Aide Survey.” Research in the Sociology of Health Care, “Issues in Health and Health Care Related to Race/Ethnicity, Immigration, SES and Gender,” 30: 261-280.

Price-Glynn, Kim and Carter Rakovski. 2012. “Who Rides the Glass Escalator? Gender, Race and Nationality in the National Nursing Assistant Study (NNAS).” Work, Employment & Society, 26(5): 699-715.

Rakovski, Carter and Kim Price-Glynn. 2010. Nursing Assistants, Caring Labor, and Intersectionality. Sociology of Health & Illness, 32(3): 400-414.

Price, Kim. 2010. Strip Club: Gender, Power and Sex Work. New York: New York University Press.

Price, Kim. 2008. “‘Keeping the Dancers in Check’: The Gendered Organization of Stripping Work in The Lion’s Den.” Gender & Society, 22(3):367-389.

Obermeyer , Carla Makhlouf , Kim Price, Michelle Schulein , Lynnette Leidy Sievert , Melissa Neuman , and Douglas. L. Anderton . 2007. “Medication Use and Gender in Western Massachusetts : Results of a Household Survey.” Health Care for Women International , 28: 593-613.

Sievert Lynnette Leidy , Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer , and Kim Price. 2006. “Determinants of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats.” Annals of Human Biology , 33(1): 4-16.

Obermeyer , Carla Makhlouf , David Reher , Luis Cortes Alcala , and Kim Price. 2005. “The Menopause in Spain : Results of the DAMES Study.” Maturitas, 52(3-4): 190-198.

Obermeyer , Carla Makhlouf , Robert F. Reynolds, Kim Price and Annie Abraham. 2004. “Therapeutic Decisions for Menopause: Results of the DAMES Study in Central Massachusetts.”Menopause , 11(4): 456-465.

Obermeyer, Carla Makhlouf , Michelle Schulein , Anita Hardon , Lynnette Leidy Sievert , Kim Price, Aldrin C. Santiago, Olga Lazcano , Edward K. Kirumira , and Melissa Neuman . 2004. “Gender and Medication Use: an Exploratory Multi-Site Study.” Women and Health, 39(4): 57-73.

Price, Kim. 2000. “Stripping Women: Workers Control in Strip Clubs.” Current Research on Occupations and Professions, edited by Helena Lopata and Kevin Henson, Vol. 11, JAI Press, 3-33.


Kim Price-Glynn
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Phone860 507-9221
860 486-9157
Curriculum Vitae Kim Price-Glynn
Mailing Address422 Library Building 1800 Asylum Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117
Office Location313 Manchester Hall