2004/2005 Warren Center Fellows
Strategic Actions: Women, Power, and Gender Norms
BROOKE A. ACKERLY, assistant professor of political science, is interested in cross-cultural human rights theory, feminist international relations theory, and feminist activism. She is the author of Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2000), as well as numerous articles on feminist and activist issues, including Womens Human Rights Activists as Cross-Cultural Theorists (International Journal of Feminist Politics, 2001). She is currently co-editing (with Maria Stern and Jacqui True) a volume entitled Feminist Methodologies for International Relations. Ackerly has received fellowships and awards from the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California, the Huntington Library, the American Association of University Women, and the MacArthur Consortium on Democracy and Popular Empowerment. Her current research focuses on the intersections between human rights and democratic rights theories and feminism.
KAREN E. CAMPBELL is an associate professor of sociology whose research interests include gender and gender inequality, work and occupations, network analysis of social networks, and social stratification and mobility. Campbell has received numerous research grants and awards, including a National Science Foundation grant for her and Holly McCammons research on How Women Won the Vote: The Political Successes of the State Suffrage Movements, 1866-1920. Her publications include Working in Restructured Workplaces: Challenges and New Directions for the Sociology of Work (co-edited with Daniel B. Cornfield and Holly J. McCammon, Sage Publications, 2001). She has published several articles on issues ranging from job mobility, gender inequality in the workplace, and the womens suffrage movement, including Allies on the Road to Victory: Coalition Formation between the Suffragists and the Womens Christian Temperance Union (with Holly J. McCammon, Mobilization, 2002). Her current research focuses on women in the medical and legal professions in the United States in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.
VIVIEN GREEN FRYD, professor of art history, is the author of Art and the Crisis of Marriage: Georgia OKeeffe and Edward Hopper (University of Chicago Press, 2003), for which she received research grants from the Society for the Preservation of American Modernists and Vanderbilt University. She is also the author of Art and Empire: The Politics of Ethnicity in the United States Capitol, 18151860 (Yale University Press, 1992; paperback Ohio University Press, 2000), as well as numerous articles and book chapters, including Modern Emblematic Portraits: The Interplay of Word and Image (in Words and Pictures: An Inevitable Knowledge, ed. Ellen Spolksy, Bucknell University Press, 2004). Fryds current work-in-progress focuses on how art represents and interacts with the issue of sexual violence, particularly with respect to the anti-rape movement. It is titled Sexual Violence and Rape in American Art and Culture.
HOLLY J. McCAMMON, professor of sociology, is Jacque Voegeli Fellow and co-director of the Fellows Program. McCammons research interests include social movements, political sociology, historical/comparative sociology, quantitative methodology, and the sociology of work. She is the editor of several books, including Labor Revitalization: Global Perspectives and New Initiatives (co-editor with Daniel B. Cornfield, JAI Press, 2003), as well as the author of numerous articles, including Out of the Parlors and Into the Streets: The Changing Tactical Repertoire of the U.S. Womens Suffrage Movements (Social Forces, 2003). She has received grants and awards from organizations as diverse as the National Science Foundation (with Melinda D. Kane, 19992000; with Karen E. Campbell, 19961998), the Carrie Chapman Catt Center at Iowa State University, the American Sociological Association, and the U.S. Department of Labor. McCammons current research focuses on the womens suffrage movements in the United States.
BENITA ROTH, associate professor of sociology and womens studies at State University of New York, Binghamton, was awarded the William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellowship for the 2004/2005 Warren Center Fellows Program. Roths research interests include the sociology of gender, the sociology of race and ethnicity, and the sociology of social protest. She is the author of Separate Roads to Feminism: Black Chicana and White Feminist Movements in Americas Second Wave (Cambridge University Press, 2004), as well as numerous articles on feminism and activism, including Second Wave Black Feminism in the American Diaspora: News from New Scholarship (Agenda, 2003) and Thinking About Challenges/Limits for Feminist Activism in Extra-feminist Settings (Social Movement Studies, 2004). Roth is also active in the community; she has volunteered for numerous organizations, including Rude and Bold Women, a feminist community visual/performance art exhibit from 20012003. While at the Warren Center, Roth will continue research on her work-in-progress, Harbingers of Feminist Possibility: Links between American Feminists and Third World Nationalist Women in the Second Wave. This project explores the connections between second-wave American feminists from differing racial/ethnic communities and Third World nationalist women who were involved in the anti-colonial struggle in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in terms of the impact nationalist womens models of gender activism had on feminists in the U.S.
CAREY MELISSA SNARR, assistant professor of ethics and society in the School of Divinity, is the author of several articles, including The Problem with Community Service (Chronicle of Higher Education, 5/15/2003) and The University of Social Justice (Sojourners Magazine, 2003). Snarr is actively involved in community service. She has been a member of LIVE (Living Income for Vanderbilt Employees) since she joined the Vanderbilt community in 2003, and has participated in numerous human rights organizations throughout her career, including the Human Rights Campaign and Common Cause. Snarrs research interests are Christian political thought, Christian theological ethics, social movement theory, and feminist/womanist theology and ethics.
RONNIE J. STEINBERG is a professor of sociology, whose selected publications
include Comparable Worth (in Gender Studies: International
Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, ed. Paula England,
Pergamon, 2001), The Politics and Practice of Pay Equity (co-editor
with Deb Figart, Temple University Press, 1999), Job Training for
Women: The Promise and Limits of Public Policies (co-editor with Sharon
Harlan, Temple University Press, 1989), and Wages and Hours: Labor
and Reform in Twentieth-Century America (Rutgers University Press,
1982). Steinbergs research interests include gender and wage
inequality; public policy and politics; work and occupations; and
race, class, and gender. She has taken an active role in womens
issues both in the community and at Vanderbilt, serving as the Director
of the Womens Studies Program from 19972003 and serving
as Director of the Womens Social Policy and Research Center,
Womens Studies Program, since 2001. Recipient of numerous awards,
grants, and fellowships, Steinberg was most recently presented with
the Mary Jane Werthan Award, given to the person who has contributed
most significantly to the advancement of women at Vanderbilt, in 2003.
Steinbergs current research focuses on gender inequalities in
the workplace, particularly in wage inequality.
BARBARA TSAKIRGIS is associate professor of classics and art history
and director of undergraduate studies, Department of Classical Studies.
An expert in Greek and Roman
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