BENITA ROTH, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology, History, and Women's Studies
Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton)
Department of Sociology
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Telephone: 607 777 2273 (office), 607 725 5416 (cell)
Web page: http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~broth/
March 1998 Ph.D. Degree, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
Dissertation: On Their Own and For Their Own: African-American, Chicana, and White Feminist Movements in the 1960s and 1970s
May 1989 M.A. Degree, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
May 1983 B.A. Degree, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Summa Cum Laude, with highest departmental honors in English and American Literature: Phi Beta Kappa
Separate Roads to Feminism: Black, Chicana, and White Feminist Movements in America's Second Wave. 2004. Cambridge University Press.
– Second Printing, 2005.
– Third Printing, Summer 2006.
– Fourth Printing, September 2006.
Winner: Distinguished Book Award, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association
The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA: Anti-AIDS Activism in Los Angeles in the 1980s and 1990s. (In press with Cambridge University Press: expected fall 2016)
In this book, I explore the rise and fall of a militant anti-AIDS group, ACT UP/LA (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power/Los Angeles), in order to understand interrelated questions of gender, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual identity, activism, and the institutionalization of LGBT issues. Using multiple methods – participant observation, interviews and archival materials -- I argue that only an intersectional, feminist theoretical perspective can account for the trajectory of ACT UP/LA’s organizing, its rise and especially, its demobilization. I argue that gender inequalities impacted the group’s ability to mobilize, and that gender divisions among lesbians and gay men grew as moments of gender conflict crystallized. I argue as well that theoretical perspectives that maintain a rigid distinction between institutionalized and “extra-institutionalized” sectors of politics are particularly ill-suited for understanding the insurgency of anti-AIDS protest and action in the LGBT community; instead, what is needed is both an understanding of “grassroots” space as permeated by structural inequalities and institutions as penetrated by institutional activists, or “outsiders/within.” With this book, I hope to contribute to knowledge in several related fields: women’s and gender studies, LGBT studies, social movement studies, and the politics of health activism.
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
In press. “Intersectionality: Origins, Travels, Questions, and Contributions,” for the Oxford Handbook on U.S. Women’s Social Movement Activism, edited by Holly J. McCammon, Lee Ann Banaszak, Verta Taylor and Jo Reger. Oxford University Press.
In press. “Women in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Movement.” With Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor, for the Oxford Handbook on U.S. Women’s Social Movement Activism,
In press. “Women’s and Feminist Movements in the United States: The Contradictory Effects of Class-based Success.” Chapter 8 in Women’s Movements in the Global Era, second edition, edited by Amrita Basu. Westview Press.
2013. “Comparative and Historical Sociology,” With Jean H. Quataert. Chapter Thirty-six (original title: “Gendering Human Rights: An Historical Sociological Movements Approach”) in The Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights, edited by David Brunsma, Keri Iyall Smith and Brian Gran. Paradigm Publishers.
2012. ““Human Rights, Global Congresses, and the Making of Postwar Transnational Feminisms.” With Jean H. Quataert. Journal of Women’s History 24:4 (December 2012).
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS continued
2010. “‘Organizing One’s Own’ as Good Politics: Second Wave Feminists and Constraints on Coalition Formation.” Chapter in Strategic Alliances: Coalition Building and Social Movements, edited by Nella Van Dyke and Holly McCammon. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
2008. "Changing Audiences: Old Commonalities, New Differences, and the Emergence of White Women’s Liberation in the 1960s." Chapter in Identity Work, Sameness, and Difference in Social Movements, edited by Rachel Einwohner, Jo Reger, and Daniel J. Myers. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
2007. "A Dialogical View of the Emergence of Chicana Feminist Discourse." Critical Sociology 33:4. Special issue on cultural approaches to understanding social movements.
2006. "Gender Inequality and Feminist Activism in Institutions: Challenges of Marginalization and Feminist Fading." Book chapter in collection entitled The Politics of Women's Interests: New Comparative Perspectives, edited by Louise Chappell (University of Sydney) and Lisa Hill (University of Adelaide). Routledge Press.
2004. "Thinking About Challenges/limits for Feminist Activism in Extra-feminist Settings." Social Movement Studies 3:2 (October): 147-166.
2003. "Second Wave Black Feminism in the American Diaspora: News from New Scholarship." Agenda (South Africa):58 (December) Invited, peer-reviewed article for special issue "African Feminisms III."
1999. "Race, Class, and the Emergence of Black Feminism in the 1960s and 1970s." Womanist Theory and Research 2:1 (Fall). Also on web at
– 2002. Reprinted in Rain and Thunder #14, published by Rain and Thunder Collective, Berkeley, California.
1999. "The Vanguard Center: Intra-movement Experience and the Emergence of African-American Feminism." Chapter in Still Lifting, Still Climbing: Contemporary African American Women's Activism, edited by Kimberly Springer, New York University Press.
– 2008. Reprinted in Women: Images & Realities/ A Multicultural Anthology, Fourth edition. Amy Kesselman, Lily D. McNair, and Nancy Schniedewind, editors. Rochester, NY: McGraw-Hill.
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS continued
1998. "Feminist Boundaries in the Feminist-Friendly Organization: The Women's Caucus of ACT UP/LA." Gender & Society 12:2 (April).
1998. "The Macrosociology of (Paid) Domestic Labor." With Ruth Milkman, Department of Sociology, UCLA and Ellen Reese, Department of Sociology, UC Riverside. Work & Occupations 25:4 (November).
– 1998. A macro-sociologia do trabalho doméstico remunerado. [Translation into Portuguese]. Revista Latino-americana de Estudos do Trabalho 4:7.
2008. “Moderne Feminismer” [Modern Feminisms]. Interview given for University of Oslo journal Argument 3:14-15.
2005. “Why a Feminist Movement? Roads to Feminist Protest in Postwar 1960s and 1970s America.” In Letters: The Semiannual Newsletter of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. (Vanderbilt University). Volume 13:2 (Spring): 1-4.
2001. "What are Social Movements and What is Gendered about Women's Participation in Social Movements? A Sociological Perspective." Essay written for website Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1820-1940, http://womhist.binghamton.edu/socm/intro.htm Coordinated by Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin, co directors of the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
2016. “Building Radical Bridges.” Review of Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical, by Sherie M. Randolph in Women’s Review of Books 33: (January/February) http://www.wcwonline.org/Women-s-Review-of-Books-Jan/Feb-2016/building-radical-bridges
2013. “Real Housewives with Real Problems?” Contribution to “Conversations: A Symposium on Stephanie Coontz’s A Strange Stirring, edited by Denise Copelton and Joan Spade. Gender & Society 27:1 (February) pp. 110-112.
2011. Review of Katja M. Guenther’s Making Their Place: Feminism after Socialism in Eastern Germany for Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 40:4 (454-455).
2010. Review of Ziad W. Munson’s The Making of Pro-Life Activists: How Social Movement Mobilization Works for Contemporary Sociology 39:69.
2010. Review of Anne Valk’s Radical Sisters:Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, D.C. and Stephanie Gilmore’s collection Feminist Coalitions: Historical Perspectives on Second Wave Feminism in the United States for Signs (35:3): pp. 765-768.
2009. Review of Evelyn M. Simien’s Black Feminist Voices in Politics in International Feminist Journal of Politics 11:4 (599-601).
2008. Review of Anne Enke’s Finding the Movement: Sexuality, Contested Space, and Feminist Activism. forThe Journal of American History 95:2.
2008. Review of Milagros Peña’s Latina Activists across Borders: Women’s Grassroots Organizing in Mexico and Texas, for Contemporary Sociology 37:1.
2007. Review of Winifred Breines’ The Trouble Between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement. for The American Historical Review. 112:4 (October).
2006. Review of Lee Ann Banaszak's edited collection The U.S. Women's Movement in Global Perspective, for Mobilization 11:2 (May 2006)
2006. Review of Kimberly Springer's Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968-1980 (Duke University Press), for Peace & Change 31:3 (July): 425-8.
2004. Review of Barbara Ransby’s Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision. (University of North Carolina Press) for Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1820-1940, Volume 8:4 (December).
2001. Review of Susan M. Hartmann's The Other Feminists: Activists in the Liberal Establishment (New Haven and London: Yale University Press), for The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 576 (July ).
ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW/ IN PROGRESS
“Steps Within and Outside: Black Feminist Intellectuals in Post-war America.” Chapter for collection entitled Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: An Historical Perspective, edited by Gregory D. Smithers (Virginia Commonwealth University). In progress: manuscript was due to publisher in Spring 2010.
COLUMNS FOR BINGHAMTON UNITED UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONS’ NEWSLETTER CONNECTIONS:
Newsletters are archived at www.uupbinghamton.org
-- November 2013, Number 84: “Introduction: There’s Work to Do.”
-- March 2014, Number 85: “Open SUNY: Whose Needs Will Be Met?”
-- October 2014, Number 86: “Start-UP New York: Private Gains Over Public Property.”
-- December 2014, Number 87: “The Retreat from Public Support for Public Education.”
-- March 2015, Number 88: “Adjuncts—the University Doesn’t Work Unless They Do.”
-- May 2015, Number 89: “Unions and Life Satisfaction? There’s a Link.”
-- November 2015, Number 90: “Fair Share Fees, Free Riders and UUP.”
EDITORIAL WORK: Journal of Women’s History
Associate editor, Journal of Women’s History (JWH). Co-wrote (with Jean Quataert, Leigh Ann Wheeler, and Elisa Camiscioli) successful proposal to host JWH.
Co-editor, special issue (with Jean Quataert) of JWH, ““Human Rights, Global Congresses, and the Making of Postwar Transnational Feminisms.” JWH 24:4 (December 2012). Special issue addressing the historical dimensions of that address the historical dimensions of the intersection between human rights and transnational feminist organizing, especially questions of how the United Nations-sponsored World Conferences for women transformed the landscape for transnational feminism in the post-World War II era.
Runner-up, 2013 Council of Editors of Learned Journals “Best Public Intellectual Special Issue” award. .
June 2010 to February 2015, Editor and Features Writer, JWH “Features” Website. Editor for three separate online features for JWH: “Passages” (acknowledging milestones among feminist scholars/activists); “Beyond the Printed Page (web essays linked to articles in JWH); and “Spotlight on Community Archives (highlighting the collections of community-based archives devoted to women’s history). See http://bingdev.binghamton.edu/jwh/?page_id=347
2014, “Emma Goldman was Gangsta! A Conversation with Candace Falk, Director of the Emma Goldman Papers Project. On The Journal of Women’s History “Spotlight on Community Archives” features page: http://bingdev.binghamton.edu/jwh/?page_id=1084.
2011, “The Women’s History Museum and Education Center, San Diego, California.” On The Journal of Women’s History “Spotlight on Community Archives” features page: http://bingdev.binghamton.edu/jwh/?page_id=432.
HONORS & COMPETITIVE AWARDS
2010-2011: Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), Binghamton University. Full year fellowship, including course buyout and research funding, as part of the inaugural year of the IASH at Binghamton University.
2007: SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for Excellence in Teaching, awarded during the academic year 2006-7.
2007: Heller-Bernard Fellowship, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. For archival research project “Anti-AIDS Activism in Los Angeles from the 1980s to the 2000s.”
2006: Distinguished Book Award, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association
2004-2005: William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellow, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University. Fellowship awarded in order to participate in year long interdisciplinary seminar entitled “Strategic Actions: Women, Power, and Gender Norms.”
1996: Best Graduate Student Paper. Society for the Study of Social Problems, Conflict, Social Action and Change Division: awarded for "Putting a Woman's Face on AIDS: Visibility Issues and the Women's Caucus of ACT UP/LA."
1995: Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Award in Women's Studies.
2010: Harpur College Dean’s Research Funds, Harpur College, Binghamton University. Competitive research grant ($4000) for project “From Streets to Suits: Anti-AIDS Activism in Los Angeles from the 1980s to the 2000s.”
2009, 2008, 2005, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998: Individual Development Awards (research grants), United University Professionals
2002: Travel Grant, American Sociological Association, for travel to International Sociological Association meetings, Brisbane, Australia, July 7-13, 2002 (declined).
– Travel Grant, Harpur College Dean's office for international conference presentation.
– Travel Grant, Women's Studies Program, for international conference presentation.
RESEARCH GRANTS continued
2001: Harpur College Dean's Leave (taken spring semester 2002).
1999-2000: Research Grant, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Binghamton University
1995: UCLA Institute of American Cultures Research Grant.
November 2011: Organizer, Social Science History Association Meetings, Boston, MA, Women and Gender Network:
Book session (i.e. “author meets critics”) for Nancy Whittier’s book The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse.
Organizer, roundtable “Feminist Approaches and Quantitative Methods”.”
2007-2008: Co-editor (with Lesley Wood and Paul Almeida) Teaching Social Movements, collection of pedagogical materials published by the American Sociological Association, available August 2008.
August 2007: Organizer, Thematic Session entitled “Insider Activism: Blurring the Lines between Institutions and the Grass Roots.” ASA Collective Behavior and Social Movements Workshop, Hofstra University, NY
2006-2007: Distinguished Book Award Committee, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association
2007-2008: Distinguished Article Award Committee, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association
2006-2009: Publications Committee, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section, American Sociological Association
2002-2006: Co-director, Tri-Campus Workshop on Contentious Politics. This workshop is sponsored by the Dean of Harpur College, and coordinated with faculty from Syracuse and Cornell Universities.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES continued
2001-2002: Participant, Workshop on Contentious Politics, Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences, Columbia University, Charles Tilly, coordinator.
1999-2001: Director, Harpur College Dean's Workshop, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Social Protest.
1999-2015: Reviewer for journals: Journal of Women’s History, Social Movement Studies, Sociological Inquiry, Politics and Gender, Mobilization, The Journal of Politics, Sociological Forum, Sociological Perspectives, The American Historical Review, American Sociological Review, Pacific Historical Review; Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change.
Presses: Allyn and Bacon, Oxford University Press, Pearson Publishing, Routledge, Roxbury Press, Wadsworth Press.
Edited Volume: "Handbook of Contemporary Cuba: Economy, Politics, Civil Society, and Globalization, Volume I," edited by Mauricio Font and Carlos Riobó. Paradigm Press.
“Gendered Politics in an Anti-AIDS Organization: An Intersectional Look at ACT UP/LA.” Vanderbilt Sociology Department, September 18, 2013.
“Refusing to Choose: Intersectional Feminisms and American Political Discourse,” for keynote panel “Finding U.S. Feminism: Locating Gender Politics in a Post-feminist Era.” Global Women’s Rights Forum, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. March 2011.
“Feminisms Apart.” Radio Interview on Against the Grain. KPFA Radio (94.1FM) Berkeley CA. January 2011 (accessible at http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/393/id/030033/wed-1-19-11-feminisms-apart)
"Racial/Ethnic Feminisms." Presented to women’s studies graduate seminar, Northern Illinois University, March 2008.
-- Presented to workshop for faculty and graduate students on “Feminist Theory.” Stanford University Humanities Center, February 2008.
INVITED TALKS continued
“Feminism, Multiculturalism, and Anti-racism.” Keynote address, FEMM-network conference, University of Oslo, Norway, January 2008.
“Chicana Feminism.” Presented to the Women’s History Graduate Program, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville NY. November 2007.
“The Uses of History in Second Wave U.S. Racial Ethnic Feminisms.” Invited talk, Sociology Department Colloquium Series, University of California, Riverside, February 2007.
“Necessary Feminists: The Ongoing Feminist Presence in American Politics.” Invited talk given as part of “First Tuesday” women’s history month events at Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, March 2006.
-- Presented to the Binghamton Women’s Student Union, October 2007.
-- Presented at Northern Illinois University as part of Women’s History Month program, March 2008.
Lecture, "Black Feminism: News from New Scholarship." Presented to "Twentieth Century African American History" course, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, April 2005.
"Social movement theory paradigms." Presentation given to "Women and Social Movements" course, Department of History, Binghamton University, September 1999.
"Cuba and AIDS Prevention." Presentation given to the Spanish Cultural Club, Binghamton University, May 1999.
For panel, “We are Family, Community, or Friends? The Interaction of Kinship and Politics.” Social Science History Association Meetings, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2015.
For panel, “Queer Activism in Europe in the 1970s.” Social Science History Association Meetings, Toronto, Canada, November 2014.
DISCUSSANT DUTIES continued
For “Author Meets Critics” panel on Myra Marx Ferree’s book Varieties of Feminism: German Gender Politics in Global Perspective. Social Science History Association Meetings, Chicago, IL, November 2013.
For panel “Complicating Sisterhood: The Power of Crossing Borders in Women's Liberation” Social Science History Association Meetings, Chicago, IL, November 2013.
For “Author Meets Critics” panel on Christine Bobel’s book New Blood: Third Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation. Eastern Sociological Association Meetings, New York City, March 2012.
For panel “Rethinking Generations: Women’s Activism in the Long Civil Rights Movement,” Berkshire Conference on Women’s History, June 2011, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
For special invited plenary session, "Feminisms Across Time and Space," American Sociological Association meetings, Philadelphia, PA, August 2005.
For professional workshop, "Strategies for Getting Tenure," American Sociological Association meetings, Philadelphia, PA, August 2005.
For Graduate Student Workshop on Contentious Politics, Tri-Campus Workshop on Contentious Politics (Binghamton, Cornell, Syracuse), at Syracuse University. November 2003
For panel entitled "Histories of Engagement" at the In House Conference of Exploratory Dialogues: On the Topic of Intellectual "Engagement," sponsored by The Comparative Literature Department and Center for Research in Translation at Binghamton University, May 2001
“Continuities and Changes in American Feminism, 1890-1990.” Roundtable participant, Berkshire Conference on Women’s History, June 2008.
"Feminists in Nonfeminist Organizations." At the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Brandeis Women's Studies Program, Waltham, Massachusetts, November 1-2, 2003.
"The Politics of Collegiality: Intellectual Property Rites." Developed and moderated roundtable (with Kimberly Springer, Emory University) at Feminist Graduate Student Conference, Loyola University, Chicago. February 1997.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (LAST TEN YEARS)
“Intersectionality as analytic sensibility and movement studies.” To be presented as part of a social movement section regular session, American Sociological Association Meetings, Seattle, WA, August 2016.
“HIV/AIDS, Politics, and Social Movements.” Invited panelist for thematic session, American Sociological Association Meetings, Chicago, IL, August 2015
“The Global and Local Legacies of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique after 50 Years.” Panel for Berkshire Conference on Women’s History, Toronto, CA, May 2014.
“Gender.” Presented as part of panel “Gender, Sexuality, and Race,” at the 25th Anniversary Conference for the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, September 19-20, 2013.
“Feminist Publishing in the U.S.,” for session on “Feminist Publishing in Turkey and the US: Comparative Histories and Experiences.” Presented at conference, “Changing Feminist Paradigms and Cultural Encounters: Women's Experiences in Eastern Mediterranean History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” cosponsored byThe Journal of Women’s History and Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey, June 7-9, 2013.
“The Politics of Needle Exchange in 1990s Los Angeles: Gendered and Raced Relations in ACT UP/LA.” Presented as part of panel “Gender and AIDS Activism,” at Social Science History Association Meetings, November 2012 in Vancouver, CA.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (LAST TEN YEARS) continued
“Gender and sexuality dynamics in an anti-AIDS organization: An intersectional perspective.” For panel “Feminist Epistemology I” at Social Science History Association Meetings, November 2011 in Boston, MA.
-- Presented as part of regular session “Sexualities, Politics, and Social Movements,” (co-sponsored by Sociology of Sexualities and Collective Behavior and Social Movements sections) American Sociological Association Meetings, August 2011 in Las Vegas, NV.
“Steps in and Places Outside: The Reception of Black Feminist Intellectuals in Modern America.” For panel “How We Study Race: History, Methods and Future Directions,” Social Science History Association Meetings, November 2010, Chicago IL.
“The Messiness of Activist Spaces.” Presented at session entitled “Gender and Political Innovation in the (Post-Suffrage) West, Social Science History Association Meetings, Long Beach, CA November 2009.
-- Presented at roundtable session, section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, American Sociological Association meetings, August 2009, San Francisco, California.
“American Economy and Higher Education in the 1950s and 1960s: Second Wave Feminist Origins,” presented as part of the “Gender and the Long Postwar” conference, sponsored by the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, May 2008.
“Where Does the Grassroots End? Blurring the Boundaries Between Inside and Outside in Social Movement Activism.” Presented at roundtable session, section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, American Sociological Association meetings, August 2007, New York, New York.
“Writing about Movements: Erasing Silences about Women’s Protest.” Presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, June/July 2007, St. Charles, Illinois.
"Grassroots activism and institutions." Presented as part of a panel entitled "Grassroots Activism," Society for the Study of Social Problems meetings, Montreal, Canada, August 2006.
“American Higher Education, Second Wave Feminist Origins, and Feminist Legacies.” Presented as part of panel on “Overview of American Higher Education and Second Wave Feminism,”at workshop sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. April 2006.
BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY SERVICE-RELATED SERVICE
2014 -2016: Faculty Senate, Representative for Sociology
2015: Steering Committee for Institute on Community Engaged Learning, Center for Civic Education.
2013-2017: Chapter President, Binghamton University, United University Professions: re-elected to second two year term.
-- Representative on UUP’s state-wide “Outreach Committee.”
2009-2013: Chapter Delegate, Binghamton University, United University Professions; Representative on UUP’s state-wide “Women’s Rights and Concerns Committee.”
2007-2009: Member, Executive Board, Binghamton Chapter, United University Professions; Representative, State-wide Family Leave Committee, United University Professions.
CAMPUS COMMITTEES, 2000– present:
Diversity Committee, Faculty Senate
Ad Hoc Committee on Service, Faculty Senate
Internal Personnel Committee, Department of Sociology
Internal Personnel Committee, Harpur College (for Women’s Studies program)
Graduate Council, Binghamton University
Member, Advisory Committee, Campus Multicultural Resource Center
Chair, Dean's Leave Proposal Committee, Harpur College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Faculty Research Committee, Harpur College
Curriculum Committee, Harpur College
Graduate, Undergraduate, and Chair’s Advisory Committees, Department of Sociology
Search Committee, Department of Sociology
Steering and Feminist Theory Graduate Certificate Committees, Women's Studies Program, Harpur College
Graduate, Recruitment, and Chair’s Advisory Committees, Department of Sociology
Steering Committee, Women's Studies Program, Binghamton University
CAMPUS COMMITTEES, 2000– present, continued
Advisory Committee, Center for Democratic Performance, Binghamton University
Associate, Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender, Binghamton University
2000-2002: Director of Undergraduate Studies and Chair of the Undergraduate Education Committee, Department of Sociology.
2007: Awarded State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
2007-2008: Faculty Advisor, International Studies Capstone Project, Binghamton University
2001: Syllabus for "Race, Class and Gender" included in Teaching Race and Ethnic Relations: Syllabi and Instructional Materials, Fourth Edition. Published by American Sociological Association: Donald Cunnigen, editor.
Binghamton University, Courses taught 1998-2014:
UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL: Currents of Social Protest; Gender and Work (formerly Women's Work); The Sociology of Everyday Life; Political Sociology; Sociology of Reproduction; Foundations of Social Theory; Introduction to Sociology; Health Politics and Movements.
GRADUATE LEVEL: Gender Studies and Feminist Theory; Gender and the State; Race, Class, and Gender; Gender and Social Protest; Qualitative Methodology.
Other teaching experience 1995-1998: Department of Sociology, UCLA: California State University, Fullerton; University of Judaism.
COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEER SERVICE/ACTIVITIES
2001-2003: Participant/volunteer in "Rude and Bold Women." This is a local feminist community visual/performance art exhibit: see http://www.rudeandboldwomen.com/.
1999: Volunteer, "Havana Nights" fundraiser, Los Angeles, for The Center for Cuban Studies.
1991-1992: Member, Women's Caucus, ACT-UP/LA (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, Los Angeles). Represented group at the AIDS Clinical Trial Group Meeting in Washington, D.C., March 1992.
1988: Hotline Trainer, L.A. Commission on Assaults Against Women (LACAAW). Hotline training facilitator: Worked with diverse group to prepare 25 volunteers for rape/battering hotlines.
1987-1989: Peer Counselor, LACAAW. Face to face peer-counselor for rape and sexual assault survivors and concerned family and friends.
1983-1984: Intern, Women's Alliance for Boston Elections. Did research, outreach and publicity for multicultural alliance of women's organizations working to bring women's issues to the forefront of Boston's mayoral elections.
Karen E. Campbell, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University. (615) 322-7533 email@example.com
Mona Frederick, Director, The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University. (615) 343-6249
Kathryn Kish Sklar, Department of History, Binghamton University (emerita).
Ruth Milkman, Sociology, City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center,
(212) 817-8771 or (212) 642-2042
Jean Quataert, Department of History, Binghamton University, (607)777-4055
Dolores Trevizo, Department of Sociology, Occidental College. (323) 259-2943.
Kimberly Springer, School of Information, University of Michigan
Sidney Tarrow, Departments of Government and Sociology, Cornell University.
(607) 255 6765
Verta Taylor, Chair, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara.