Topics: Unmarried Workers, Solo Singles, Single Women,
Single Mothers, Young Single Women

Life and the Single Woman


E. Kay Trimberger is Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Sonoma State University in California. In addition, she is affiliated at University of California at Berkeley with the Center for Working Families and the Labor Project on Working Families.

Professor Trimberger has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago and has taught at SSU since 1975. Among her many publications is Intimate Warriors: Portraits of a Modern Marriage, 1899-1944 (The Feminist Press, 1989).

She is also a member of the Academic Advisory Board of AASP.

Her current research (supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and research grants from the California State University) is about the personal lives of single women age 30-60, and how they have changed over time.

Her book on single women is tentatively entitled Single but Not Alone. She has written recently on the importance of friendship in women's lives, and new policies to include single and childless adults in family benefit plans. In spring 2002, Professor Trimberger taught one of the first (or the first) university course on Single Women in the U.S.