CGSLP has launched its postdoctoral fellowship program to promote interdisciplinary, dynamic, and publicly-engaged research.
Katherine Thurman, Ph.D., is the inaugural post-doctoral fellow for the Rutgers Center for Gender, Sexuality, Law and Policy. Dr. Thurman’s research focuses on socioeconomic and health inequalities. Her interest in social justice and intersectionality was motivated by her research and professional work in prisons and at an HIV/STI clinic. In her dissertation, Thurman assessed the effects of early physical and sexual victimization on adult socioeconomic status (SES), with an emphasis on females and racial and ethnic minorities. In addition, she assessed the influence of social connections on the relationship between victimization and SES. Thurman earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University.