kelleykk [at] iu [dot] edu
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the sociology department at Indiana University. In my research, I use a social psychological lens to examine Americans' attitudes about families and work to better understand barriers to social inequality. My dissertation research examines how women and men are evaluated when they break gendered marital name norms and whether the penalties for norm-breaking can change under certain conditions. Click here and here to see press coverage of my ongoing research on perceptions of men who take their wives' last names.
To conduct my research, I collect my own data and analyze secondary datasets. I have designed research material for lab and survey experiments, in-depth interviews, and nationally representative surveys.
I completed my MA in Sociology at the University of Arkansas. My master’s thesis, which examined Anti-LGBT homicide events and offenders from a social psychological perspective, is published in Men and Masculinities and Criminal Justice and Behavior.