Professor of Sociology, Framingham State University
Topics of Expertise:
Couples Conflict, Separation & Divorce / Feminism & Families / Gender & Sexuality / Marriage & Divorce / Public Policy / Singles & Dating / Step-Families
Virginia Rutter is Professor of Sociology at Framingham State University (MA) and member of the Board of the Council on Contemporary Families. Her books, articles, columns, and engagement of public sociology through CCF and Sociologists for Women in Society aim to do what she does as an award-winning teacher at FSU: to make accessible and clear the best available social science research on families, sexuality, and inequality. She is co-author or co-editor of Families as They Really Are 2nd edition, The Gender of Sexuality, and The Love Test, editor of CCF’s The Society Pages home (CCF@TSP) and our blog there (Families as They Really Are) and writes and researches topics related to sexuality in more- and less-committed relationships; divorce; family policy; infidelity; and inequality. She is Vice-President and Director of her local union chapter of the Mass State College Association (MTA/NEA). You can read her Girl w/ Pen columns at The Society Pages. Virginia was the 2012 FSU Distinguished Faculty for Teaching Award recipient and in 2016 she was the FSU Distinguished Faculty for Scholarship and Writing Award recipient.