Kristen Schultz Lee


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Kristen Schultz Lee


Kristen Schultz Lee


Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Gender and the Life Course; Families; Aging; Education; Happiness; Japan

Contact Information

430 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-8469


Kristen Schultz Lee is an associate professor in the UB Department of Sociology. Her research interests focus on gender and the life course in a comparative framework. Prof. Lee is interested in investigating how social context (for example, gender norms and social policies) influences family behaviors and the happiness of different groups (defined by social class and marital status). In other research, she is investigating education and inequality among children and adolescents. Prof. Lee’s research has been supported by the Japan Foundation, the Spencer Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation


  • PhD, Cornell University, 2004 
  • MA, Cornell University, 2002 
  • BA, Southampton College of Long Island University, 1997

Recent Courses

  • SOC 308: Life Course Sociology
  • SOC 239: Sociology of Happiness