Bartholomay, Daniel
bartho23@uwm.eduBolton Hall 758

Bartholomay, Daniel

Doctoral Student & Fellow

Spring Office Hours:

By appointment


Summer 2018:
Instructor for SOCIOL 102-001, Solving Social Problems
Spring 2018:
Instructor for SOCIOL 250-001, Sex and Gender
Instructor for LGBT 599-001, Capstone - We Are Family: LGBT+ Kinship
Fall 2017:
Instructor for SOCIOL 250-001, Sex and Gender
Instructor for LGBT 200-001, Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

Areas of Specialization

Gender, Sexuality, Family, LGBT+ Studies, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Community-Based Participatory Research


As a sociologist, Daniel studies patterns of human behavior that perpetuate and disrupt social inequalities in the areas of gender, sexuality, family, and health. For his dissertation, Daniel is studying the attitudes and behaviors of married people in contemporary society. Daniel frames his research from the perspective that the institution of marriage has historically served to privilege men, masculinity, and heterosexuality, producing structural inequalities that disadvantage women, femininity, and sexual minorities. Drawing on in-depth interviews he conducted with married people living in Wisconsin, Daniel is comparatively exploring how people of different genders and sexualities simultaneously reinforce and challenge the norms of marriage. Daniel is finding that bisexual, queer, transgender, and non-binary married people are identifying strategies to radically disrupt the norms of marriage, potentially reconstructing their relationships in ways that endorse gender and sexual equality. Positioning his dissertation in a broader societal context, Daniel argues for policy reform that would extend legal protections to a more diverse and inclusive array of familial arrangements representative of the queer, egalitarian kinship formations he is unveiling in his research.

Daniel's previous research on electronic messaging usage in health care settings for patients with depressive symptoms is published in Society and Mental Health. He is also an avid contributor to the sociological scholarship of teaching and learning. His study on the effectiveness of incorporating full-scale research projects into non-methods courses is published in Teaching Sociology, and his teaching resource on gender inequality in unpaid work is published in TRAILS.

Daniel has received several honors and awards for his research and teaching, including a UWM Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship, the 2018 ASA Graduate Student Contribution to the Sociological Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Award, two consecutive SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Awards, an Alpha Kappa Delta Fellowship, a UWM Sociology Department Best Graduate Student Research Paper Award, and a UWM Sociology Department Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award.


Bartholomay, Daniel J. (2018). Making Room for Methods: Incorporating Full-Scale Research Projects in Non-Methods Courses. Teaching Sociology 46(3):247-261.

*Winner of the 2018 American Sociological Association Section on Teaching and Learning Graduate Student Contribution to the Sociological Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Award

Bartholomay, Daniel J. (2018). “What, Exactly, Are We Measuring? Examining Heteronormativity in Relation to Same-Gender Marriage.” Sociology Compass. doi:10.1111/soc4.12563

Campos-Castillo, Celeste, Daniel J. Bartholomay, Elisabeth F. Callahan, Denise L. Anthony. (2016). Depressive Symptoms and Electronic Messaging with Health Care Providers. Society and Mental Health 6(3):168-186.

Bartholomay, Daniel J. (2016). Gender Inequality in Unpaid Work. Class Activity published in TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. Washington DC:  American Sociological Association.