Canetto Research Team


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The focus of this research team is on gender, is broadly defined as cultural norms, beliefs, and narratives of femininity and masculinity. A stream of this research examines cultural norms, stereotypes, and narratives of women’s and men’s interest, persistence, and success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). A second stream of this research explores cultural scripts of gender and suicidal behaviors–including suicidal thoughts, nonfatal suicidal behavior, suicide, and assisted suicide–across the intersectionalities of age, sexual orientation, social class, and disability.

The aim of this research is to explore these topics through qualitative and quantitative inquiry, and to expand understandings of the impacts and performance, of gender ideologies across multiple domains.