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Human Rights Related Faculty Profiles

ANTHROPOLOGY

Dolores Koenig: Professor Koenig is a specialist in international development, interested in both its challenges and its successes. She is specifically interested in finding new ways of talking about development and social change that value the experiences of local people while still taking into account the international context of global inequalities. She works primarily on issues of development-caused forced displacement and resettlement, both urban and rural, in French-speaking West Africa. She has previously worked on relocation in conjunction with dam construction in Western Mali and now is looking at development-caused urban displacement in West Africa and Asia. 
Courses Taught: ANTH 220 Living in Multi Cultural Societies; ANTH 631 Foundations of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Bryan McNeil: Professor McNeil’s fieldwork since 2000 has been based in southern West Virginia. It focuses on social and community activism surrounding mountaintop removal coal mining. He incorporates themes of social movements, political and historical ecology, environmental justice, and various forms of practice theory to portray activists as producing new cultural forms rooted in a variety of historical, geographical, and cultural precedents. McNeil's book manuscript, currently in press, is tentatively titled Combating Mountaintop Removal: Remaking community, economy, and environment in the wake of corporate capitalism. 
Courses Taught: ANTH 110 Culture: Human Mirror; ANTH 150 Anthropology of American Life; ANTH 210 Roots of Racism; ANTH 225 Language and the Human Experience; ANTH 450 Anthropology of Power; ANTH 640 The Politics of Nature.

David Vine:Author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia, Professor Vine’s work focuses on issues including forced displacement, U.S. foreign and military policy, military bases, and human rights. Since 2001, he has been conducting research about the U.S. military base on the Indian Ocean island Diego Garcia and the expulsion of its indigenous people during development of the base. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Mother Jones online, Foreign Policy in Focus, Chronicle of Higher Education, International Migration, and the Human Rights Brief, among others. Committed to using academic work to help solve major public problems and improve the world, he has also conducted research on gentrification in Brooklyn, NY, environmental refugees, homelessness and mental illness, and summer league basketball in Washington, DC. 

Courses Taught: ANTH 150 Anthropology of American Life; ANTH 535 Ethnicity and Nationalism; ANTH 596 Understanding War, Building Peace; ANTH 631 Foundations of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Rachel Watkins: Professor Watkins’ research focuses on the biological and social history of African Americans living in the 19th and 20th century urban US. Specifically, she examines the health consequences of poverty and inequality through skeletal and documentary data analysis. She conducts on-going research on the W. Montague Cobb skeletal collection, which is made up of DC residents who died in the city between 1930 and 1969. There is extensive cultural information associated with the collection that makes it ideal for examining various biocultural interrelationships. Research of this kind is useful for understanding health and disease patterns in marginal populations over time, as well as their relationship to changing historical trends and policies. Therefore, bioanthropological research has an important role to play in the future development of health policy and health advocacy practices. 
Courses Taught: ANTH 210 Roots of Racism; ANTH 250 Human Origins; ANTH 350 Biological Anthropology: History, Methodology, and Theory; ANTH 596 Human Biology; ANTH 635 Race, Gender, and Social Justice.

Brett Williams: Professor Williams began her work as an anthropologist working among migrant farm workers in Illinois, exploring how they coped with terrible poverty and helping them organize a lettuce boycott and raise money for a halfway house. Since coming to Washington in 1976, Professor Williams has written about gentrification, displacement, and homelessness; urban renewal and public housing; race and poverty; environmental justice in the Anacostia Watershed; urban nature; illness and inequality; and the culture of credit and debt. She has published six books, including one on the African American hero John Henry; Upscaling Downtown, on the pain and promise of integration in an urban neighborhood; and Debt for Sale, which explores the rise of the super-profitable credit industry, including credit cards, student loans, pawnshops, and other predatory lenders. Working with community ethnographers, Professor Williams and her students have done projects for the National Park Service, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Festival of American Folklife. In their work, they tried to join theory and practice in promoting better public policy and social justice.
Courses Taught: ANTH 150 Anthropology of American Life; ANTH 220 Living in Multicultural Societies; ANTH 334 Environmental Justice; ANTH 431 Taboos; ANTH 632 Contemporary Theory: Culture, Power, History; ANTH 640 Foreclosure Crisis in D.C.; ANTH 640 Anthropology of Consumption.

Joshua Woodfork: Dr. Woodfork’s scholarly interests include African American studies/history, American studies, diversity, ethnography and life history, intersectional analysis, LGBT studies, multiracial studies, popular culture, race and anti-racism, service-learning, social justice and whiteness studies. His teaching interests focus primarily on U.S. culture, history, and privilege, including concepts of intersectionality. He teaches classes on power/privilege, African American culture, life history/ethnography, adoption, autobiography, hip hop culture, blacks in film, and critical whiteness. He also serves as the faculty liaison to AU's Frederick Douglass Scholars Program. He is currently working on an ethnographic study consisting of focused-life history interviews and participant observations with biracial and bisexual/gay young men. Courses taught: MST-321 American Decades: Critical Whiteness in the U.S; AMST-334 Contemporary American Culture: Back Popular Culture; AMST-394 Comm Service Learning Project: Contemporary American Culture; AMST-206 American Dreams/American Lives; AMST-334 Contemporary American Culture: Assessing Adoption.

ART

Danielle Mysliwiec: Professor Mysliwiec's area of expertise is in painting and gender equity in the contemporary art world. In addition to being a painter, Mysliwiec co-founded a feminist performance group called "Brainstormers" in 2005, which challenges gender discrimination in the art world. Courses taught: ARTS-210 Artist's Perspective: Painting; ARTS-661 Professional Practices

ECONOMICS

Robert Blecker Professor Blecker’s research interests include international trade, open economy macroeconomics, the value of the dollar and the U.S. trade deficit, economic integration in North America, the Mexican economy, the limits to export-led growth strategies in developing countries, and trade policy in the U.S. steel industry. His teaching fields include international economics, macroeconomics, history of economic thought, and political economy. 
Courses Taught: ECON 371/671 International Economics: Trade; ECON 501 Macroeconomics; ANTH 711 Macro Political Economy.

Martha Starr: Professor Starr's research interests are consumption, saving, wealth, macroeconomics, monetary policy, developing and emerging-market countries, and social economics. 
Courses Taught: ECON 100 Macroeconomics; ECON 332 Money, Banking, & Finance; ECON 480 Senior Research Seminar; ECON 630 Monetary Theory & Policy; ECON 702 Macroeconomic Analysis.

John Willoughby: Professor Willoughby’s research interests include European Economic History, American Economic History, Political Economy, and History of Economic Thought. Professor Willoughby was in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates for two years, where he helped create an undergraduate economics program at the new American University of Sharjah. He has also taught at the American University in Cairo as a visiting professor. 
Courses Taught: ECON 100 Macroeconomics; ECON 358/658 The Arab Economies; ECON 603 Introduction to Economic Theory; ECON 618 Economic History: Europe/World; ECON 781 Seminar in Empirical Political Economy.

EDUCATION

Charles Tesconi: Professor Tesconi is a Professor of Education, where he served as Dean of the School of Education from 1989-1993 and 1996-2000. Professor Tesconi is the author, co-author, and co-editor of six books and numerous articles emphasizing the relation between socioeconomic background and educational opportunity. His book, Good Schools, examines the local policy environments of public schools unusually successful with economically poor students. Professor Tesconi has served on the editorial boards of major social and educational journals, and has held appointive and elective office in professional and scholarly associations, including service as the elected President of the American Educational Studies Association. He consults for state and federal agencies, schools, universities, and foundations. 
Courses Taught: EDU 205 Schools and Society; EDU 285 Education for International Development; EDU 612 Equity and Educational Opportunity; EDU 685 Proseminar in International Education.

HISTORY

Richard Breitman: Professor Breitman teaches courses in modern European history and German history. He is the author or co-author of nine books and many articles in German history, U. S. history, and the Holocaust. Some of his books are editions of the diaries of James G. McDonald (League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 1933-35, and chairman of President Roosevelt’s Advisory Committee on Political Refugees, 1938-1945) in a series published by Indiana University Press. The first volume, Advocate for the Doomed, appeared in 2007, and the second volume, Refugees and Rescue, appeared in 2009. Professor Breitman is editor of the journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies, which is owned by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He served as director of historical research for the Nazi War Criminal Records and Imperial Japanese Records Interagency Working Group, which helped to bring about declassification of more than eight million pages of U.S. government records under a 1998 law. 
Courses Taught: HIST 327/627 Twentieth Century Europe; HIST 500 European Diplomacy Between the Wars; HIST 751 Research Seminar in European History; HIST 744 The Historian’s Craft.

Eileen Findlay: Professor Findlay’s interest is in laboring people’s artistic and political shaping of oral narratives. She has continued these investigations through her development of two oral history projects, one with Cuban ex-revolutionaries living in Miami, Florida, and the other with Nuyorican return migrants to Puerto Rico. Professor Findlay is in the midst of writing a second book manuscript entitled We Are Left Without a Father Here: Transnational Domesticity, Colonial Populism, and Puerto Rican Labor Migration, 1935-1960. Her first book, Imposing Decency: The Politics of Sexuality and Race in Puerto Rico, 1870-1920, was published with Duke University Press. 
Courses Taught: HIST 100 Historians and the Living Past; HIST 241 Colonial Latin America; HIST 242 Latin America Since Independence; HNRS 300 Voices from Caribbean Diaspora.

Max Friedman: Professor Friedman specializes in 20th-century U.S. foreign relations. His book Nazis and Good Neighbors: The United States Campaign against the Germans of Latin America in World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2003) won the Herbert Hoover Prize in U.S. History and the A.B. Thomas Prize in Latin American Studies. He co-edited, with Padraic Kenney, Partisan Histories: The Past in Contemporary Global Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations awarded him the Bernath Article Prize and Bernath Lecture Prize for his scholarship published in journals specializing in diplomatic, intellectual, social, and cultural history.
Courses Taught: HIST 361/661 US Foreign Relations Since 1914; HIST 380/680 United States & Latin America; HIST 500 Approaches to U.S. Foreign Relations; HIST 752 Research Seminar in US History; HNRS 302 Anti-Americanism and the U.S.

Alan Kraut: Professor Kraut teaches History and is an affiliate faculty member in the School of International Service. He is a Non-resident Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., and specializes in U.S. immigration and ethnic history, the history of medicine in the United States, and the American Civil War, co-directing the AU Civil War Institute. He is the prize-winning author or editor of eight books and many scholarly articles. His research has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, NEH, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Institutes of Health. He chairs the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island History Advisory Committee and is a consultant to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. He is an historical consultant on PBS and History Channel documentaries. He is the past President of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society. 
Courses Taught: HIST 210 Ethnicity in America; HIST 353/653 Civil War and Reconstruction; HIST 354/654 The South Since Reconstruction; HIST 500 Migration and Health Global Perspectives; HIST 500 American Society’s Response to Disease; HIST 727 Colloquium in U.S. History I: to 1865.

Peter Kuznick: Professor Kuznick is author of Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists as Political Activists in 1930s America and co-editor of Rethinking Cold War Culture. Professor Kuznick is currently writing a book about scientists’ opposition to the Vietnam War. As director of American University’s award-winning Nuclear Studies Institute, he takes students on an annual study abroad trip to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He spearheaded the Committee for a National Discussion of Nuclear History and Current Policy in response to the Smithsonian’s Enola Gay exhibit and co-founded the Nuclear Education Project. He writes often and lectures frequently about nuclear issues in general and the atomic bombings in particular. He has completed a historically based Hollywood screenplay and teaches the path-breaking course Oliver Stone’s America. He regularly provides commentary to the media on a broad range of subjects and was selected Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, 2004-2007. 
Courses Taught: HIST 288 Oliver Stone’s America; HIST 348/648 American Culture in Nuclear Age; HIST 357/657 America Between Wars 1919-1941; HIST 371/671 Ideology, Culture and American Politics; HIST 728 Colloquium in United States History II: since 1865.

Allan Lichtman: Professor Lichtman focuses on civil and political rights. He has published seven books and several hundred popular and scholarly articles. He has lectured in the US and internationally and provided commentary for major US and foreign networks and leading newspapers and magazines across the world. He has been an expert witness in more than 75 civil and voting rights cases. His book, White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. His prediction system, the Keys to the White House, has correctly predicted the outcomes of all US presidential elections since 1984. 
Courses Taught: HIST 220 Women in America; HIST 356/656 Twentieth-Century America; HIST 364/664 U.S. Presidential Elections; HIST 380/680 American Conservatism.

Eric Lohr Professor Lohr is author of Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign Against Enemy Aliens during World War I (Harvard University Press, 2003), The Papers of Grigorii Nikolaevich Trubetskoi (online publication by the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2006), and co-editor with Marshall Poe of Military and Society in Russian History, 1450-1917 (Brill, 2002). His current book projects include a study of citizenship in imperial and revolutionary Russia and a history of World War I and the end of the Russian Empire. He is founder and chair of the Washington Russian History Seminar, held monthly at Georgetown University. He also served on the Russia/Europe advisory group for the Hillary Clinton campaign for president in 2007-2008. 
Courses Taught: HIST 225 Russia & Origins of Central Europe; HIST 232 Twentieth Century Russia; HIST 296 Russian Revolutions; HIST 500 Major Problems in Russian History; HIST 751 Research Seminar in European History.

Kimberly Sims: Professor Sims has served as tutor, research assistant, and writing instructor, as well as consultant for a PBS documentary on prohibition. Her dissertation is entitled Building a Moral Citizenry: Blacks, Italians, and Crime in New York City, 1900- 1930. She has also received numerous awards and prizes, including the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the Charles Warren Center Dissertation Writing Fellowship.
Courses Taught: HIST 208 African-American History to 1865; HIST 209 African American History 1865 to Present; HIST 215 Social Forces that Shaped America; HIST 379/679 Twentieth Century American History; HIST 480/481 Major Seminar I & II.

LANGUAGE AND FOREIGN STUDIES

Consuelo Hernández: Professor Hernández’s work as a scholar, as a poet and as a professor deals with human rights. In her scholarly book on Latin American poetry Voces y perspectivas en la poesìa latinoamericana del siglo XX, published by Visor in Spain, some chapters are focused on topics closely related to inequalities, women’s suffering, and war victims as shown in poetry. As an active poet, she is a member of the "Poetry and Human Rights" community, and has participated in poetry readings of poets against the war and in defense of the immigrants here in the US and in Latin America. As a professor, her specialization in Latin American Studies, the close contact she maintains with the Latin American countries, and her knowledge of the region, have made her an advocate of human rights in the classroom too. 
Courses Taught: SPAN 357 Introduction to Latin American Literature; SPAN 559 Afro-Latin Culture and Music; SPAN 559 Contemporary Colombia and the Amazonia; SPAN 705 Central American Cultural Studies.

Ana Serra: Professor Serra’s book, The "New Man" in Cuba: Culture and Identity in the Revolution (University Press of Florida, 2007), intersects with human rights issues in its analysis of how literature was used as an instrument of the state in the shaping of a new political consciousness in Cuba during the formative years of the 1959 revolution. Professor Serra's article "La Habana Cotidiana: Espacio Urbano en el Cine de Fernando Pérez” studies representations of how average city dwellers live in post-special period Cuba, a time of deep economic crisis. In her research, Professor Serra attempts to ascertain whether the widely popular idea of the “new revolutionary man” violates gender, racial and ethnic identities in Cuba, by limiting the scope of expression among many groups. Her latest work (forthcoming in Hispanic Research Journal and Bulletin of Hispanic Studies) analyzes current alliances between the radical left in Spain and Cuba, and reflects on their contributions to progress on the island. She is also interested in how Latin American radical movements stemmed from the intersection between different definitions of human rights of various communities and the intellectual histories of those countries. 
Courses Taught: SPAN 559 Power in Latin American Literature; SPAN 559 Culture and Violence in Latin America; SPAN 559 Culture and Religion in Latin America; SPAN 559/705 Cuba Today: Revolution and Beyond.

Brenda Werth: Professor Werth specializes in contemporary Latin American Theatre, with an emphasis on the Southern Cone. Her interests include performance, memory studies, human rights, and film. Professor Werth teaches several courses focusing on the engagement between human rights and cultural expression, including Southern Cone Post-dictatorial Literature; Performance, Memory, and Activism; and Human Rights and Latin American Literature. Titled Theatre, Performance, and Memory Politics in Argentina (Palgrave, October 2010), her forthcoming book examines the intersection of theatre, memory, and human rights discourse in post-dictatorial Argentina. She is currently working on a co-edited volume on contemporary theatre and human rights. Her future project focuses on the work of playwrights in the Americas who incorporate the city as a protagonist in their creative processes in order to engage issues of social justice inherent to urban life, and to reassess the politics of place amidst evolving global realities. 
Courses Taught:  SPAN 356/656 Southern Cone Post Dictatorial; SPAN 356/656 Southern Cone Icons and Identity; SPAN 554 Southern Cone Performance, Activism, and Memory; SPAN 559 Southern Cone Screen and Stage; SPAN 559 Human Rights and Latin American Literature; SPAN 705 Latin American Theater and Politics.

PHILOSOPHY

Evan Berry: Professor Berry focuses on the interplay between religion and nature in modern western culture. Trained in both the sociology of religion and the philosophy of religion, one of his research projects, part of an interdisciplinary collaboration called Ecotopia Revisited, was an ethnographic study of intentional communities in the Pacific Northwest. Such communities give expression to the rich connectivity between American spiritualities and ecological yearnings for a green future. This religious substratum beneath American ideas about and practices toward nature provides the basis for his ongoing academic research. Courses Taught: PHIL 693 Global Ethics; RELG 185 Forms of the Sacred; RELG 386 Religion and Environmental Ethics. Farhang Erfani: Professor Erfani joined the AU community in 2005. His teaching and research are focused on democratic theory, globalization, exile, existentialism and aesthetics, particularly philosophy of film. 
Courses Taught: PHIL 105 Western Philosophy; PHIL 220 Moral Philosophy; PHIL 230 Meaning and Purpose in the Arts; PHIL 235 Theories of Democracy and Human Rights; PHIL 311/611 Existentialism; PHIL 386 Senior Seminar: Authenticity; PHIL 386/686 Philosophy and Film; PHIL 386/686 Marxism.

Ellen Feder: Professor Feder is the department Acting Chair for the department of Philosophy and Religion. Her research interests focus on the intersection of contemporary continental philosophy and feminist and critical race theory, particularly as these relate to matters of social policy. Family Bonds: Genealogies of Race and Gender applies Foucault's method to thinking about the intersecting “production” of race and gender – that is, how these categories are intelligible as categories, together with the way they come to make sense of us. Her current project, tentatively entitled Disturbing Bodies, extends the analysis to contemporary medical management of “intersex” bodies. Professor Feder's recent work has been published in the Hastings Center Report, GLQ, and The Lancet. Professor Feder has also participated in a task force charged with making recommendations about the current diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder for the forthcoming edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Courses Taught: PHIL 105 Western Philosophy; PHIL 220 Moral Philosophy; PHIL 317/617 Race and Philosophy; PHIL 386 Senior Seminar: Ressentiment; PHIL 486 Philosophy and the City; PHIL 486 Philosophy and Film.

Gershon Greenberg: Professor Greenberg is the author of three definitive bibliographies of religious thought and the Holocaust, and numerous articles on German-Jewish philosophy, history of Jewish thought in America and religious responses through the Holocaust. He has served as visiting professor in the departments of Jewish thought and philosophy at Hebrew, Bar Ilan, Haifa and Tel Aviv Universities in Israel and serves as consultant to the International Archives Division of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Courses Taught: PHIL 230 Meaning and Purpose in the Arts; RELG 185 Forms of the Sacred; RELG 220 Religious Thought; RELG 355/655 Philosophy of Religion; RELG 375/675 Religion and Violence; RELG 386/686 Peace and Religion.

Kimberly Leighton: Professor Leighton focuses on continental and analytic philosophy approaches to questions regarding the self, identity, and ethics. In particular, she began to explore the implications of ethical debates on epistemological issues. While her main areas of research are ethics and bioethics, her work is strongly informed by social/political philosophy, continental philosophy, and feminist philosophy. As she brings bio-ethics and political philosophy together, one question she focuses on is how might sciences of identity, such as genetics and genomics, and the ethical problems they purportedly raise, affect current political, social, and legal critique, particularly in regards to articulations of rights and freedom? 
Courses Taught: PHIL 240 Ethics in the Professions; PHIL 520 Seminar on Ethical Theory; PHIL 525 Modern Moral Problems.

Amy Oliver: Professor Oliver is the department chair for the department of Philosophy and Religion. Her teaching and research on Latin America explore philosophical topics such as marginality, feminism, nepantlismo, and transfronterismo. She works on the Hispanic essay of ideas and Latin American narrative. She has lived in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Spain, and traveled widely in Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe. She serves on the International Editorial Board of Cuadernos Americanos, and has been a member of several committees of the American Philosophical Association. Professor Oliver also was President of the Society for Iberian and Latin American Thought and Director of American University's Women's and Gender Studies Program. Her latest book is Feminist Philosophy in Latin America and Spain. Since 1998, she has been a section editor for Latin American thought of various encyclopedias of philosophy published by Routledge. 
Courses Taught: PHIL 386/686 Latin American Thought; PHIL 486 Jose Ortega y Gassett; PHIL 486 Philosophy and Film.

SOCIOLOGY

Bette Dickerson: Professor Dickerson has served as Chair of American University’s Department of Sociology, Director of the AU Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Chair of its University Diversity Committee. She is the past President of the Association of Black Sociologists and recipient of its A. Wade Smith Award. She is faculty adviser for AU’s Alternative Break: South Africa and was co-principal investigator of its Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Most recently, she co-edited Intersectional Analyses of the Family for the 21st Century issue of the International Journal of Sociology of the Family. She also conducted research for a project on family welfare policy sponsored by Okayama Prefectural University, Japan, and on elder Black women and sexuality for the Ford Foundation’s Black and Latina/Sexualities Project. Her research interests include public history and collective memory, the socio-historical construction of African Diasporan race/gender identities and Black feminist/womanist theories. Courses Taught: SOCY 100 American Society; SOCY 210 Inequality: Class, Race, Ethnicity; SOCY 351 Race and Ethnic Conflict: Global Perspectives; SOCY 525 Social Advocacy and Social Change. 

Celine-Marie Pascale Professor Pascale is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology. Her primary scholarly interest is in exploring the (re)production of culture, knowledge, and power through sociological analyses of language and representation. Professor Pascale received the 2008 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Race, Gender, and Class for a distinguished and significant contribution to the development of the field her first book Making Sense of Race, Gender and Class: Commonsense, Power and Privilege in the United States (Routledge, 2007). As an educator, Professor Pascale is dedicated to the study and practice of critical, liberatory pedagogy that enlivens us not only to the ways oppression operates but also to the ways that privilege operates. The practice of a critical, liberatory pedagogy requires the ability to inspire learners to develop a sense of responsibility, a sense of agency, and an understanding of the social resources needed to effect social transformation. In 2005, American University awarded Professor Pascale the Multicultural Affairs/International Student Services Award for Distinguished Faculty. She is president of Research Committee 25, Language and Society, of the International Sociological Association.
Courses Taught: HNRS 302 Cultural Citizenship in Obama Presidency; SOCY 150 Global Sociology; SOCY 210 Inequality: Class, Race, Ethnicity; SOCY 354 White Privilege and Social Justice; WGST 300/600 Feminist and Gender Theory.

Gloria Young: Professor Young focuses 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 Foundation supported her field work in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which is the basis for her book entitled Mexican Women’s Feminized Work and Democracy at Home: Gendering Globalization on the Ground. 
Courses Taught: SOCY 352 Women, Men, and Social Change; SOCY 570 Sociology of Gender and Family.