Gender, Sexuality and Embodiment

Gender, Sexuality and Embodiment

  • Brooks, Ethel

    brooks thumbAssociate Professor
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    Office: 132 George Street
    Office Phone: 732-445-7395

    Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, teaches courses in comparative and historical sociology, globalization and postcolonial social formations.  Her research interests include the sociology of gender and labor, critical political economy, globalization, social movements, feminist theory, gender and development, consumption, comparative sociology, Central American studies, South Asian studies, nationalism, post-coloniality and critical race theory.  She is currently finishing a book on transnational organizing in the garment industry with a focus on Dhaka , San Salvador and New York City.

  • Bzostek, Sharon

    BzostekAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 135

    Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the School of Arts and Sciences. Her research interests focus on recent changes in family demography and their consequences for child and family well-being, childhood and family inequality, and social disparities in health and health care.

       

  • Gerson, Judith

    gersonAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 139
    Office Phone: 848-932-7804

    Associate Professor of Sociology, teaches courses in collective memory, immigration, the aftermath of catastrophe, narrative, and gender. Her primary areas of interest include forced migration and the Holocaust, collective memory, narrative, gender, and contemporary social theory. Currently she is completing a book manuscript tentatively titled, By Thanksgiving We Were Americans: German Jewish Refugees and Holocaust Memory,which relies on memoirs, diaries and testimonies to unravel the complexities of how those who lived recall their past.  

      

  • Kempner, Joanna

    kempner 2018Associate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 134

    Joanna Kempner, associate professor of sociology, works at the intersection of medicine, science, gender, and the body. Kempner investigates the production of knowledge and ignorance as cultural work, inscribed with and shaped by tacit assumptions about social relations across gender, race, and class. Her award-winning book, Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health (Chicago 2014), examines the social values embedded in the way we talk about, understand, and make policies for people in pain. She is currently writing a book about citizen scientists who use psychedelic medicine to treat pain. She teaches courses on social problems, health and illness, and the sociology of the body.

  • Lee, Catherine

    lee smallAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 141
    Office Phone: 848-932-7807

    Associate Professor of Sociology. Her research and teaching areas include race and ethnicity, gender, politics, immigration, law and society, and science and medicine. She is the author of Fictive Kinship: Family Reunification and the Meaning of Race and Nation in American Immigration and co-editor of Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History.

  • MacKendrick, Norah

    mackendrickAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall,  Room107

    Associate Professor of Sociology, studies and teaches in the areas of environmental health, gender, science & technology studies, and medical sociology.  Author of Better Safe Than Sorry: How Consumers Navigate Exposure to Everyday Toxics (University of California Press, 2018).

  • Salime, Zakia

    SalimeAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 137
    Office Phone: 848-932-7798

    Zakia Salime teaches courses in feminist theory, gender, globalization, contemporary social theory, social movements, postcolonial theory. Salime’s book: Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco (Minnesota, 2011) illustrates this interplay of global regimes of rights and local discourses by exploring the spaces of encounters of liberal feminism and Islamism in Morocco.  Her co-edited volume Freedom Without Permission: Bodies and Spaces in the Arab Revolutions (Duke, 2016) explores how bodies, subjectivities and memories were constituted and constitutive of sexed and gendered spaces during the North African and Middle Easter Uprisings of 2011. Salime’s current book manuscript explores global extractive modes of governance through the study of land-and-resource-grab in Morocco. The study unpacks the nexus of law, power, gender, and capital through attending to peasant populations' quotidian dealing with the state and its regimes of legality, citizenship, inclusion and exclusion.  Salime publications encompass a wide range of interests including urban youth protests and music, Islamophobia, war and racial politics in the U.S.

  • Springer, Kristen W.

    Fac Springer KristenAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 040

    Associate Professor of Sociology, conducts research on gender, health, families, and aging. She is currently engaged in three broad research projects: 1) the gendered health effect of marital income across the life course, 2) the influence of masculinity ideals on men’s healthcare seeking behaviors, and 3) the interactive influence of biology and social environment for understanding gendered health. Professor Springer teaches advanced research methods, sociology of the family, and classes on incorporating biology and the social environment.

  • Stein, Arlene

    Fac Stein ArleneDistinguished Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 045

    Professor of sociology, specializing in the intersection of gender, sexuality, culture, and politics, and director of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers. The author or editor of nine books, she teaches courses on the sociology of gender and sexuality, culture, self and society, and trauma/memory, among other subjects. She serves on the graduate faculty of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies.