Professor Lindemann’s research focuses on gender, sexuality, and culture-- specifically as they relate to occupations. In particular, she analyzes non-normative ("deviant") behavior and the light that it can shed on broader social forces. Professor Lindemann's work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Science & Medicine, Poetics, Work and Occupations, American Behavioral Scientist, Sex Roles, Labor Studies Journal, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Forum, Sexualities, and Men and Masculinities, among others. Professor Lindemann is also the author of three books: Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism, and Control in the Dungeon (University of Chicago Press, 2012), Commuter Spouses: New Families in a Changing World (Cornell University Press, 2019), and True Story: What Reality TV Says about Us (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022).
Professor Lindemann’s research has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, CNN, Jezebel, and Rolling Stone. She has been interviewed about her work on television and radio, and has written opinion pieces for CNN, Newsweek, Salon, Fortune, and Quartz.