Mary Bernstein is Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. Her scholarship seeks to understand the role of identity in social movements and how movement actors interact with the state and the law, with a particular focus on the LGBT movement. She has published numerous articles in the fields of social movements, sexualities, gender, and law and is co-editor of three books: Queer Families, Queer Politics: Challenging Culture and the State (Columbia University Press, 2001), Queer Mobilizations: LGBT Activists Confront the Law (NYU Press, 2009) and The Marrying Kind: Debating Same-Sex Marriage Within the Lesbian and Gay Movement (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). Recent publications include “What Are You? Explaining Identity as a Goal of the Multiracial Hapa Movement” (co-authored with Marcie De La Cruz, Social Problems); “Identity Politics” (Annual Review of Sociology); “Paths to Homophobia” (Sexuality Research and Social Policy); “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained? Conceptualizing Social Movement ‘Success’ in the Lesbian and Gay Movement” (Sociological Perspectives); and “Culture, Power, and Institutions: A Multi-Institutional Politics Approach to Social Movements” (co-authored with Elizabeth Armstrong, Sociological Theory). Recent awards include the Outstanding Article Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements (2009). She is currently deputy editor of the journal Gender & Society.