Elizabeth, Vivienne

Sociology School of Social Sciences University of Auckland New Zealand

Vivienne Elizabeth is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Auckland.  Her research is located at the intersection of sociology of families and gender. Her research focuses on the way gender and power operate in the construction and negotiation of identities in a range of social sites (eg., post-separation families) and through a number of different social practices (eg., money management in couple relationships).  Vivienne has published on violence against women, disputes over post-separation care and contact arrangements, the money management practices of cohabitees, and the transition from cohabitation to marriage for both different and same sex couples.