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Elizabeth Hoffmann

Elizabeth Hoffmann

Professor // Sociology

Professor // Cornerstone

Affiliated Faculty // American Studies // SIS

Affiliated Faculty // Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies // SIS

Research focus:
Law & Society

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 1152


Phone: (765) 496-2225

J.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, (1998)

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison (2001)

Recently published:

Elizabeth A. Hoffmann  (2021)  Lactation at Work: Expressing Milk, Expressed Concern, and the Expressive Value of Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  Link


sociology of law; legal consciousness; sociology of organizations; gender & work

Dr. Hoffmann joined the faculty at Purdue University in 2001. Her work has been recognized with honors from a variety of institutions, including the American Bar Foundation, the Law and Society Association, the Midwest Sociologists for Women in Society, the Industrial Relations Research Association, and the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Her research has received funding both from internal grants as well as from external sponsors, including the National Science Foundation and the Clifford Kinley Trust. She has presented papers at regional, national, and international conferences, such as the Midwest Sociological Society, the American Sociological Association (ASA), and the International Sociological Association's Research Committee on the Sociology of Law.

Clilck for information about Dr. Hoffmann's earlier book: Co-operative Workplace Dispute Resolution - Organizational Structure, Ownership, and Ideology. Routledge.