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Ph.D. Sociology, University of California, Davis (2022, Expected) 

Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research

Dissertation Committee: Dr. Laura Grindstaff, Dr. Diane Wolf, Dr. Maxine Craig, Dr. Chris Smith


Advanced to Candidacy, University of California, Davis (2019)

Exam Committee: Dr. Chris Smith, Dr. Laura Grindstaff, Dr. Diane WolfDr. Maxine Craig, Dr. Chris Cannon


M.A. Sociology, University of California, Davis (2018)


B.A. Sociology, University of Georgia (2016)



Family and Kinship, Sexuality, Gender, Intersectionality, Identity, Feminist Research and Methodology, Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies  


Areas of Examination: Family & Kinship and Gender & Sexuality 



Peer-Reviewed Articles

Berghaus, Abbey. 2020. “Making Visible the Invisible: Bisexual Parents Ponder Coming Out to Their Children.” Sexualities. OnlineFirst. doi: 10.1177/1363460720939046



Berghaus, Abbey. “The Bisexual Parent Advantage: Open Minded and Better Prepared for Queer Kids.”


Berghaus, Abbey. “‘Nowadays We Talk About Bi Erasure’: How Bisexuals Use Theory to Describe Their Own Experiences of Marginalization.” 

Berghaus, Abbey. "Birds, Bees, and Sexualities: How LGBTQ Parents Give 'The Talk.'

Berghaus, Abbey. Is Passing A Privilege?: LGBTQ People in 'Straight' Relationships. 

Berghaus, Abbey. All Families Are Different: How Parents Discuss Sexual Diversity With Young Children. 


Berghaus, Abbey. 2020. "Those Who Can't Do, Come Out: Factoring Bisexuals Into the 'Doing Gender' Literature." Paper accepted to the Pacific Sociological Association's annual conference, cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Berghaus, Abbey. 2020. "'Nowadays We Talk About Bi Erasure': How Bisexuals Use Theory to Describe Their Own Experiences of Marginalization." Paper accepted to The Society for the Study of Social Problems' annual conference, cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Berghaus, Abbey. 2020. "The Bisexual Parent Advantage: Open-Minded and Better Prepared for Queer Kids." Paper presented at The American Sociological Association's annual conference, held virtually due to COVID-19. 

Berghaus, Abbey. 2019. “Making Visible the Invisible: How Bisexual Parents Ponder Coming Out to Their Kids.” Paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association’s annual conference, Oakland, CA, March. 


Berghaus, Abbey. 2018. “Parenting Beyond the Sexual Binary.” Paper presented at the University of California – Davis Sociology Department’s Research and Development Conference, Davis, CA, June. 


Instructor, University of California, Davis, Department of Sociology 

SOC 2: Self and Society (Summer 2020) 

SOC 153: Sociology of Childhood (Summer 2020) 


Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis, Department of Sociology                              

SOC 1: Introduction to Sociology (Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017) 

SOC 3: Social Problems (Fall 2017)

SOC 131: Sociology of the Family (Winter 2018)

SOC 145B: Gender and Rural Development (Spring 2018)

SOC 25: Popular Culture (Fall 2018)

SOC 151: The Criminal Justice System (Winter 2019)

SOC 162: Culture, Society, and Health (Fall 2020) 


Reader, University of California, Davis, Department of Sociology

SOC46A:Introduction to Social Research (Summer 2017)

SOC 135: Social Relationships (Summer 2017, Summer 2018)

SOC 2: Self and Society (Summer 2017)

SOC 130: Race Relations (Summer 2018)


Guest Lecturer, University of California, Davis, Department of Sociology

SOC 131:Sociology of the Family (Spring 2018)


Research Mentor to Undergraduates, UC Davis (2019 – Present)

Sociology Graduate Student Mentorship Program, UC Davis (2017 – Present)


Professors for the Future, UC Davis Graduate Studies Fellowship (2020 – 2021) 

Summer Research Grant, UC Davis Women's Resources and Research Center (2020) 

Leon Mayhew Prize for Best Qualifying Paper, UC Davis Sociology Department (2020) 

Graduate Program Fellowship, UC Davis Sociology Department (2020)  

Travel Grant, UC Davis Sociology Department (2019)      

Research Grant, American Institute of Bisexuality (2018) 

ISS Research Award, UC Davis (2018) 

Zell Miller Scholarship, University of Georgia (2014 – 2016)  




Graduate Representative, UC Davis Sociology Graduate Admissions Committee (2020 - Present) 

Ombudsperson, UC Davis Graduate Students of Sociology Association (2020 Present) 

Editorial Associate, Springer's Theory and Society (2020 – Present) 

Graduate Representative, UC Davis Sociology Graduate Program Committee (2019 – Present) 

Committee Member, Richard A. McGee AJI Graduate Scholarship Summer Fellowship Procedures and Criteria Committee (2020) 

Reviewer, The University of Manchester Student Journal of Sociology (2019) 



Volunteer, Sacramento LGBT Community Center Q-Spot (2018 – 2019) 

Head Steward, UAW 2865 Student Workers Union (2017 – 2018) 

Peer Educator, The Body Project at University of Georgia (2015 – 2016) 


American Sociological Association

Pacific Sociological Association

Society for the Study of Social Problems

Sociologists for Women in Society