Karrie Ann Snyder

Karrie Ann Snyder Senior Lecturer

Mailing Address:
Department of Sociology
1810 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60208-1330

Office Address:
1808 Chicago Avenue , Room 106
Phone: (847) 467-0517

Office Hours: TH 10:15 AM-12:15 PM (no office hours on Thurs., Oct. 22)

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Institute for Policy Research


Karrie Ann Snyder is a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department and her primary research interests include gender, family, work, and health.  She has recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Sloan Center on Parents, Children, and Work at the University of Chicago and was a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Women’s Health Research at the Feinberg School of Medicine.

She has published in Journal of Marriage and Family regarding how parents prioritize and structure “quality” family time with their children.  Dr. Snyder is also interested in how chronic illness impacts family and work goals.  She is the co-editor of an interdisciplinary volume on oncofertility (the intersection of fertility and cancer research) forthcoming from Springer Press.  She has also compared the occupational choices of men and women in the informal economy and the healthcare industry.  This area of research has been published in Sociological Perspectives, Advances in Gender Research, Sociological Inquiry and Social Problems.

Courses Taught

SOCIOL 110: Introduction to Sociology
SOCIOL 202: Social Problems Syllabus
SOCIOL 217: Global Development
SOCIOL 307: The School and Society Syllabus
SOCIOL 310: The Family & Social Learning Syllabus
SOCIOL 327: Youth and Society Syllabus
SOCIOL 329: Field Research and Methods Syllabus


Oncofertility: Fertility Preservation for Cancer Survivors
With Teresa Woodruff; Springer Press 2007


Beyond Clinical Care: Discussing Fertility Preservation Options with Cancer Patients
With William Pearse; Journal of the American Medical Association, 2011

Crisis, Social Support, and the Family Response: Exploring the Narratives of Young Breast Cancer Survivors
With  William Pearse; Psychosocial Oncology, 2010

Revisiting the Glass Escalator: The Case of Gender Segregation in a Female Dominated Occupation
With Adam Green; Social Problems, 2008

A 'Vocabulary of Motives': How Parents Understand Quality Time
Marriage and Family, 2007

Political Science/Sociology joint Assistant Professor of Instruction Search

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S Departments of Political Science and Sociology invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2016. Further details about the position are available online at http://www.sociology.northwestern.edu/news/news.html. 



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Upcoming Events

Sociology Colloquium - Professor Tamara Kay, The University of New Mexico
October 8, 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Sociology Colloquium - Professor Kelly Moore, Loyola University
October 15, 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

September 24, 2015