Rebecca Klatch

Rebecca Klatch received her B.A. in sociology from UC Berkeley and her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She taught at Washington University and at UC Santa Cruz before coming to UCSD. She is the author of Women of the New Right (Temple University Press, 1987), which won the Victoria Schuck Award from the American Political Science Association for the Best Book on Women and Politics, and A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s (University of California Press, 1999). This book won the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Social Movements and Collective Behavior Award from the American Sociological Association. It was also a finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems and was translated into Chinese in 2002.

Professor Klatch's primary research interests concern the formation of world views and social and political consciousness, and the construction of gender, sexual, and racial identities. Her current research focuses on the construction of masculinity among mixed race men. 

Rebecca Klatch has held numerous positions within the American Sociological Association including serving on the Editorial Board of the Rose Monograph Series; Council Member of the Sex and Gender Section;Chair of the Distinguished Article Award Committee, Sex and Gender Section; Chair, Nominations Committee, Sex and Gender Section; Council Member, Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Awards Committee, Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Social Movements and Collective Behavior; and Awards Committee, Best Graduate Student paper, Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements.

Klatch, R.E.: A Generation Divided: The New Right, the New Left, and the 1960s. University of California Press ,1998.

Klatch, R.E.: Women of the New Right,: Temple University Press, 1987.