RESEARCH & WRITING
Barber's scholarship centers on the study of gender, culture, and organizations. Specifically, she look at how individuals interact with organizational cultures to rethink or reproduce structural privileges on the ground through work and consumption, protest, and disaster management. With an intersectional focus that includes race, class, and sexuality, Barber's research highlights the durability of multiple inequalities with an eye towards those circumstances in which arise moments of resistance.
- Kristen Barber. Forthcoming. “The Labor of Consumption in Men’s Grooming—Or—What Does it Take to
Make Men Beautiful?” In Handbook of the Sociology of Body and Embodiment, edited by Natalie Boero and Kate Mason. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
- Sharon Oselin and Kristen Barber. 2019. “Borrowing Privilege: Status Maneuvering Among Marginalized Men.”Gender & Society 33(2): 201-223.
- Kelsy Kretschmer and Kristen Barber. 2018. “The ‘Man Question’ in Feminism.” In Nevertheless They Persisted: Feminisms and Continued Resistance in the U.S. Women's Movement, edit by Jo Reger. London, U.K.: Routledge.
- Chelsea Johnson and Kristen Barber. 2018. “The Gender and Sexual Politics of Hair,” In A Cultural History of Hair in the Modern Age, edited by Geraldine Biddle-Perry. London, U.K.: Bloomsbury Publishing.
- Kristen Barber and Tristan Bridges. 2017. "Marketing Manhood in a 'Post-Feminist' Age." Contexts 16(2): 36-41.
- Kristen Barber. 2016. Styling Masculinity: Gender, Class, and Inequality in the Men's Grooming Industry. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
- Kelsy Kretschmer and Kristen Barber. 2016. "Men at the March: Feminist Movement Boundaries and Men's Participation in Take Back the Night and SlutWalk." Mobilization 21(3): 283-300.
- Kristen Barber. 2016. "'Men Wanted': Heterosexual Aesthetic Labor in the Masculinization of the Hair Salon." Gender & Society 30(4): 618-642.
- Kristen Barber and Timothy J. Haney. 2016. "The Experiential Gap in Disaster Research: Feminist Epistemology and the Contribution of Local Affected Researchers." Sociological Spectrum 36(2): 57-74.
- Shiloh Deitz and Kristen Barber. 2015. "Geographies of Inequalities: Urban Renewal and the Race, Gender, and Class of Post-Katrina New Orleans." Race, Gender & Class 134-159.
- Kristen Barber. 2015. "Styled Masculinity: Men’s Consumption of Salon Hair Care and the Construction of Difference." In Exploring Masculinities: Identity, Inequality, Continuity and Change, edited by C.J. Pascoe and Tristan Bridges. Cambridge, U.K.: Oxford University Press.
- Ronald E. Hallett and Kristen Barber. 2014. "Ethnographic Research in a Cyber Era." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 43(3): 306-320.
- Kristen Barber and Kelsy Kretschmer. 2013. "Walking Like a Man?" Contexts 12(2): 40-45.
- Kristen Barber. 2008. "The Well-Coiffed Man: Class, Race, and Heterosexual Masculinity in the Hair Salon." Gender & Society 22(4): 55-476.
- Kristen Barber. 2006. "Sex and Power." In Introducing the New Sexuality Studies: Original Essays and Interviews, edited by Steven Seidman, Nancy Fischer, and Chet Meeks, 59-63. London, U.K.: Routledge.