Sociologist E. Kay Trimberger (PhD, University of Chicago) is professor emerita of Women’s & Gender Studies at Sonoma State University and an affiliated scholar at the Institute for the Study of Social Issues at U.C., Berkeley. For the past ten years she has written for a general public. The New Single Woman was published by Beacon Press in Fall 2005 (paperback in 2006), and has been translated and published in Chinese in Taiwan and in Polish in Warsaw. Based on a longitudinal study of middle-aged, middle-class, ever-single and divorced women, The New Single Woman analyzes the social and personal factors that lead to satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with single life. Written in an accessible style for a general audience, the book was widely discussed and reviewed in such popular media as Newsweek, The Chicago Sun Times, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Psychology Today and Salon.com among others.
Currently, she is working on a book about adoption, tentatively titled Creole Son: An Adoptive Mother’s Story of Nurture and Nature. The book combines personal narrative with analysis of science and social science research. She blogs about adoption issues for Psychology Today, The Huffington Post and on other sites, and she presents papers and talks at adoption conferences.