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Director of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, and Professor of Sociology and WGSS

Professor Roth studies the interaction of gender, race/ethnicity and class in postwar social protest, particularly feminism. She is interested in questions of collective identity, political decision-making given inequality among movement participants, and in understanding constraints on collective action. In her work, Professor Roth explores constraints on institutionalized and extra-institutionalized feminist protest in non-feminist, mixed gender spaces, and looks further at the development of feminisms among U.S. based women of color. She currently teaches courses that focus on qualitative methods, social protest, political sociology, gender and work, social inequalities in everyday life, the sociology of reproduction, gender studies, and social theory.

Office: LN1105A
Office hours: by appointment
Phone: ext. 7-2273

Foundations od Social Theory, Qualitative Methods, Gender Studies and Feminist Studies

Ph.D., Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998.
M.A., Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989.
B.A., Brandeis University, Massachusetts, 1983.

SUNY Chancellor‟s Award for Excellence for Excellence in Teaching, 2007.
Heller-Bernard Fellowship, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. For archival research project, 2007.
Distinguished Book Award, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association, 2006.
William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellow, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University. Fellowship, 2005.
Best Graduate Student Paper, 1996.
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Award in Women's Studies, 1995.

Separate Roads to Feminism: Black, Chicana, and White Feminist Movements in America's Second Wave. 2004. Cambridge University Press.

Articles & Book Chapters
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.

2008. "Moderne Feminismer" [Modern Feminisms]. Interview given for University of Oslo journal Argument 3:14-15.

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.

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.

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.

2004. "Thinking About Challenges/limits for Feminist Activism in Extra-feminist Settings." Social Movement Studies 3:2 (October): 147-166.

Last Updated: 5/19/19