Department of Sociology
- Gloria A. (Gay) Young has a longstanding focus on gender and development which has led her to study a range of issues, including the nature and consequences of women’s labor force participation in post-colonial societies – in Mexico, in particular – as well as strategies for measuring gender inequality at the macro-social level. She has lectured at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars on the topic of gender and globalization in Mexico, and her paper at the 100th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association analyzed the consequences for Mexican women of their participation in that country’s export-led development project. A grant from the National Science Foundaton supported her field work in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico which is the basis for her book (under contract with Routledge) entitled Mexican Women’s Feminized Work and Democracy at Home: Gendering Globalizationon the Ground.
DegreesPhD, University of Texas at Austin