My research is at the intersection of gender studies, science, and education. I am interested in how gender (and also race/ethnicity) patterns the occupational experiences of scientists, particularly academic scientists whose work is teaching-intensive. In my PhD dissertation study, an ethnography of teaching faculty in a physical science department in the United States, I found that the gender system works to perpetuate inequality even in works that is discursively understood as "better for women". In Scandinavia, with much more support for their work participation, women are nevertheless underrepresented in academic science. Thus, my current research aims to understand how gender as a social system interacts with the masculine culture of science to perpetuate a durable inequality across societies.