Topics of interest:demography, gender, Sociology of families
Susan D. Stewart is a Professor of Sociology at Iowa State University. She received her Doctorate in Sociology from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Stewart is a family demographer whose research focuses on gender, parenting, family diversity, and children and adults’ physical, social, and emotional health. Stewart is the author or co-author of several books including, Multicultural Stepfamilies; Brave New Stepfamilies: Diverse Paths Toward Stepfamily Living; Marriages, Families, and Relationships; and Co-Sleeping: Parents, Children and Musical Beds. Her research has been supported by grants from the NICHD, USDA, Joint Center for Poverty Research, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. She has published papers on a diverse array of topics, including divorce, stepfamilies, women’s alcohol use, family stress, childhood obesity, adoption, and women’s financial literacy.