Ph.D. Sociology, University of Georgia, 2001
M.A. Sociology, University of Georgia, 1998
B.A. Sociology, Manhattan College, 1994
Sexuality and Aging, Gender and Sexuality, Culture, Qualitative Methodology,
Weddings and Marriage, Popular Culture, Symbolic Interaction
Selected Publications List
2014 Beth Montemurro. Deserving Desire: Women’s Stories of Sexual Evolution. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (forthcoming)
2014 Beth Montemurro. “Getting Married, Breaking Up and Making Up for Lost Time: Relationship Transitions as Turning Points in Women’s Sexuality.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 43(1): 63-93.
2014 Beth Montemurro and Jenna Marie Siefken.* “Cougars on the Prowl? Perceptions of Older Women’s Sexuality.” Journal of Aging Studies 28(1): 35-43.
2013 Beth Montemurro and Meghan M. Gillen. “How Clothes Make the Woman Immoral: Impressions Given Off by Sexualized Clothing.” Clothing and Textiles Research Journal 31 (3): 167-181.
2013 Beth Montemurro and Meghan Gillen. “Wrinkles and Sagging Flesh: Exploring how Transformations in Body Image Influence Women’s Sexuality.” Journal of Women and Aging 25(1): 3-23.
2012 Beth Montemurro and Jenna Marie Siefken.* “MILFs and Matrons: Images and Realities of Mothers’ Sexuality.” Sexuality & Culture. 16(4): 366-388.
2007 Beth Montemurro. Toward a Sociology of Reality Television. Sociology Compass 1: 1-23.
2006 Beth Montemurro. Something Old, Something Bold: Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
2005 Beth Montemurro and Bridget McClure*. “Changing Gender Norms for Alcohol Consumption: Social Drinking and Lowered Inhibitions at Bachelorette Parties.” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 52(5/6): 279-288.
2005 Beth Montemurro. “Add Men, Don’t Stir: Reproducing Traditional Gender Roles in Modern Wedding Showers.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 34(1): 6-35.
*undergraduate student co-author
Teaching Interests and Courses Taught
SOC 005 (Social Problems), SOC 110 (Sociology of Gender), SOC 471 (Qualitative Methods), SOC 497 (Sociology of Sexuality)
2009-2011 Career Development Professorship, Penn State University
2008 Outstanding Teacher Award, Penn State University, Abington