"The Industrial Womb: Racism, Capitalism and Reproductive Labor" by Dr. France Winddance Twine, Professor of Sociology; The University of California - Santa Barbara
Wed, December 8, 2010 | ISES Gallery (JES A230) - Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and African and African Diaspora Studies Department
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies
the Department of Sociology
"The Industrial Womb: Racism, Capitalism and Reproductive Labor"
Dr. France Winddance Twine
Professor of Sociology
The University of California - Santa Barbara
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 3:00pm
ISES Gallery (JES A230) - Warfield Center for African and African America
France Winddance Twine
France Winddance Twine is Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has previously taught and held tenure at Duke University and University of Washington in Seattle where she was the first black feminist to teach in the Jackson School of International Studies. During the 2008-09 academic year Twine was a Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Twine is an ethnographer and a feminist race theorist who has conducted field research on the African diaspora in Brazil and Britain. She is the author of 3 books and an editor of 5 volumes. Her first book Racism in a Racial Democracy: the maintenance of white supremacy in Brazil is in its fifth printing. Twine serves on the editorial board of the international journal Ethnic and Racial Studies and is a member of the editorial advisory board of the British journal Sociology, the flagship journal of the British Sociological Association. Twine has previously served as a Deputy Editor of the American Sociological Review, the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association and on the editorial boards of Feminist Studies and Signs: journal of women in culture and society. Her articles have been published in Brazilian Portuguese and English in a wide range of interdisciplinary journals devoted to racial studies, feminist studies and cultural studies. Twine’s recent book A White Side of Black Britain: interracial intimacy and racial literacy will be published by Duke University Press later this month. Twine is currently writing a book on the iracial and class politics of the global fertility industry.