University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Sociology



Kat Jones

Kat Jones


Katherine Castiello Jones is a graduate student in residence. Her interests include gender, sexuality, culture, and intersectional analysis. She is currently working on her dissertation, looking at organizations that promote premarital sexual abstinence among young people. She has served on the Graduate Policy Committee, Communications Committee and the Social Committee. She is a member of the American Sociological Association.


  B.A. Sociology Grinnell College


Dissertation title:
"Foregoing Private Pleasures, Forging Public Identities: The Abstinence-Until-Marriage Movement in America"

Comprehensive Exam (paper) title:
"Equal in Worth but Different in Function? The Ideal Sequencing of Romantic Relationships among Evangelical Adolescents"


Kang, Miliann and Katherine Jones. 2007. "Why Do People Get Tattoos?" Contexts 6:1:42-47.

Jones, Katherine Castiello and Michelle Budig. 2008. "Feminist Theory" in Vincent Parrillo, Ed. The Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Instructor: Race Class Gender & Ethnicity, The Family

TA: Introduction to Sociology, Race Class Gender & Ethnicity, Self Society and Interpersonal Relationships, Social Problems, The Family


Department of Sociology • Thompson Hall • University of Massachusetts–Amherst, MA 01003