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Norma Winston


Norma Winston

Meet Norma Winston

Government and World Affairs; Professor, Sociology

Education: 1965 University of Otago, New Zealand, B.A.
1971 Washington State University, M.A.
1979 Washington State University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Marriage and the Family
Dying, Death and Bereavement
Cross-Cultural Comparative Family
Sociology of Gender Roles
Applied Sociology
Gerontology: Aging and Society
Introduction to Sociology
Research Methods for the Social Sciences 
The Family in Global Perspective
The Sociology of the l930s
Women in the Global Economy

Career Specialties: Professor Norma Winston concentrates her research on family issues, gender inequality and the issues of aging in society.

Professional and Community Activities: Winston is an authority on the effects of race, class, religion and education on the success of marriage. She also has done extensive work on gender inequality in society in general and in the work force in particular. She is an expert on aging and has researched the aging of the baby boomer generation and the effects it likely will have on society.

She has been appointed to the Commission on Applied and Clinical Sociology and the board of the Society for Applied Sociology.

From 1997 to 2007 she served as president for the American Association of Behavioral & Social Sciences.