Katrina Kimport, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Kimport is a qualitative sociologist whose research focuses on gender, sexuality, and social movements. Dr. Kimport's research engages two central themes: understanding women’s personal and social experience of abortion; and investigating the cultural negotiation of controversial social issues related to sexuality – specifically, abortion and same-sex marriage. She is currently undertaking a comparison of the abortion rights movement and the gay & lesbian movement to understand, from a social movements perspective, how and when their trajectories have overlapped and diverged over the past 40 years.

Dr. Kimport's work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Gender & Society, and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is the author of Queering Marriage: Challenging Family Formation in the United States and co-author, with Dr. Jennifer Earl, of Digitally Enabled Social Change.



  • Yale University, Bachelor's Degree 
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Doctorate Degree