I have been a professor in the sociology department at Loyola Marymount University since 2006. My research examines intersections of gay and straight life in aging populations. My particular focus is on family and kinship, caregiving, and friendship across the life course.
University of California at Davis: Ph.D., Sociology 2004
Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research
San Jose State University: M.A., Sociology 1997
Santa Clara University: B.A., Communication 1991
Areas of Expertise (13)
The Daum Professorship Recipient (professional)
Spring 2017. Created from a legacy received from Harry M. Daum, Class of 1938, the Daum Professorship is given annually to a tenured professor in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts with full rank who has exhibited a record of excellence in teaching and advising, scholarship or creative work, service and leadership to the department, college and university. Nominees must demonstrate consistent excellence in all areas of faculty responsibility commensurate with rank.
Co-Investigator, “Older Adults in Vulnerable Communities: Health and Quality of Life Over Time” (professional)
Co-Investigator on National Institute of Health Older Adults in Vulnerable Communities: Health and Quality of Life Over Time,” R-01, National Institute of Aging Grant (2R01AG026526-03A1) from National Institute on Aging to Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, P.I., University of Washington School of Social Work. Grant 2013-2018.
Martin Duberman Fellowship (professional)
2013. Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York.
Co-Investigator, “Caring and Aging with Pride” (professional)
Co-Investigator, “Caring and Aging with Pride,” R-01 Grant from National Institute on Aging to Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, P.I., University of Washington School of Social Work. 2009-2011.
Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (professional)
National Institute of Health Sponsored Training in Social Research on Applied Issues of Aging. University of Michigan: School of Social Work. 2004-06.
- American Sociological Association
- Gerontological Society of America
- Pacific Sociological Association
- Sociologists for Women in Society
Research Grants (2)
NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation at Seattle University
Consultant, NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation at Seattle University to Jodi O'Brien (Award 1629875), 2016-2020.
BCLA Summer Research Account
Loyola Marymount University
First Year Seminar: Close Relationships
Principles of Sociology
Social Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Sociology of Marriage and Families
Concepts and Issues in Aging
Constructions of Sexualities
The Life Course
Senior Seminar (The Life Course; Gender and the Life Course)
Kim, Hyun-Jun, Bryan, Amanda, Fredriksen-Goldsen, Karen, Muraco, Anna. 2017. "Social Network Types and Mental Health among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults." The Gerontologist, 57(S1): S15-S29. S84-S94.
Goldsen, Jayn, Bryan, Amanda, Kim, Hyun-Jun, Muraco, Anna, Jen, Sarah, & Fredriksen-Goldsen, Karen. 2017. "Who Says I Do: The Changing Context of Marriage and Health and Quality of Life for LGBT Midlife and Older Adults." The Gerontologist, 57(S1): S50-S62.
Fredriksen-Goldsen, Karen, Bryan, Amanda, Kim, Hyun-Jun, Muraco, Anna. (2017) “The Unfolding of LGBT Lives: Key Events Associated with Health and Well-being in Later Life,” The Gerontologist, 57(S1): S15-S29.
Muraco, Anna & Fredriksen-Goldsen, Karen. 2016. “Turning Points in the Lives of Lesbian and Gay Adults Age 50 and Older.” Advances in Life Course Research, 30: 124-132.