Priscilla Yamin, Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Priscilla Yamin, expert in marriage, women, gender roles and assistant professor

Priscilla Yamin

Associate Professor
Practice Areas: Marriage, Gender, Women, Politics, Women in Politics, LGBT, Race, Religion, Civil Rights

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Priscilla Yamin is an academic expert on politics, women in politics and the role of marriage and family in the context of American politics. In her 2012 book “American Marriage: A Political Institution,” she examined matrimony’s historical and contemporary role as an institution that grants and withholds rights, including former slaves post-emancipation, people of color, women, immigrants, LGBT people, and low-income people.

Recent Media:
Ban Marriage (Splinter, Nov. 15, 2017)
Marriage and the politics of America (The Huffington Post, Nov. 20, 2012)