Linda Blum

Associate Professor of Sociology
education Ph.D. , 1987, Sociology,
University of California, Berkeley
Mailing address 543 HO
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Selected Publications

Linda Blum. “‘Not Some Big, Huge, Racial-Type Thing, But…:’ Mothering Children of Color with Invisible Disabilities in the Age of Neuroscience.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 36, 4 (Summer 2011).

Linda Blum. Organized, edited, and introduced: Symposium on Surrogacy, Past and Present Feminist Debates, on Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction by Susan Markens. Sociological Forum 26, 1:194-208 (2011).

Linda M. Blum and Jennifer J. Esala. “Breastfeeding.” Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development Ed. D. Carr. Vol 1: 64-68. (Detroit: Macmillan Reference, Gale Virtual Reference Library, 2009). To be reprinted in Gendered Bodies, 2nd ed., Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore, eds. (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming).

Linda Blum. “Mother-Blame in the Prozac Nation: Raising Kids with Invisible Disabilities.” Gender & Society 21.2: 202-226 (2007).

Linda Blum. At the Breast: Ideologies of Breastfeeding and Motherhood in the Contemporary United States. (Boston: Beacon Press, 1999). Chapter Two (edited), “From to Disembodied Motherhood” in Sociology of the Body, Malacrida and Low, eds. (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Linda Blum. “Between Feminism and Labor: The Significance of the Comparable Worth Movement”. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991). Chapter One (edited) in Cases and Materials on Employment Law. Calloway, Sullivan, and Zimmer, eds. (New York: Little Brown, 1993).

Selected Honors & Awards


2005           Honorable Mention, Distinguished Article Award, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association for “Gender in the Prozac Nation.”

2002           Honorable Mention, Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society for At the Breast.

2000           Distinguished Book Award, Sex & Gender Section, American Sociological Association for At the Breast.

1996-97      Bunting Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University.

1992           Honorable Mention, C. Wright Mills Book Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems, for Between Feminism and Labor.

1991           American Sociological Association/National Science Foundation, Fund for the Advancement of The Discipline Award.

1986           Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Women’s Studies Dissertation Award.


2004           Center for the Humanities, Senior Faculty Fellowship, University of New Hampshire.

2002           Center for the Humanities, Sidore Initiative Grant, University of New Hampshire.

2000           Summer Faculty Fellowship, “Gender in the Prozac Nation,” University of New Hampshire.

1994-95      Faculty Fellow, Differences Among Women Project, University of Michigan.

1991           University of Michigan Faculty Fellowship.

1985, 83       University of California, Berkeley, Regents Fellowships.

1982           University of California, Berkeley, Department of Sociology, Gertrude Jaeger Award.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Chair of the Nominations Committee, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association (2008-2009)

Member, Martin Levine Dissertation Award Committee, American Sociological Association (2008)

Elected Chair, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association (2007-2008)

Chair-Elect (elected, serve on Council), Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association (2006-2007)

Editorial Board, Gender & Society (2003-2005, 2006-2008)

Member, Rose Laub Coser Dissertation Award Committee, Eastern Sociological Society (2002-2003)

Chair, Cheryl Allyn Miller Award Committee, Sociologists for Women in Society (2000-2002) Member, Nominations Committee, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association (2000)

Newsletter Coeditor, Society of Institute Fellows, the Bunting Program, Radcliffe Institute (1999)