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WNMU Social Sciences
Emma G. Bailey, PhD

Professor of Sociology
Contact Degrees Presentations Service

CONTACT INFORMATION

Office: Global Resource Center 203
Phone: 538-6824
E-mail: baileye@wnmu.edu

DEGREES

PhD University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology
Th.M. Duke University
M.A. Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
B.A. Sterling College

Teaching Experience

Western New Mexico University 2004 - present
St. Cloud State 2001 - 2004

Professional Memberships

American Sociological Association
Association for Humanist Sociology
Pacific Sociological Association

Professional Service

President, Faculty Senate, Western New Mexico University 2012
Editorial Board, Humanity and Society, Association for Humanist Sociology 2008-present
Past President, Association for Humanist Sociology 2011
President, Association for Humanist Sociology 2010
President-Elect, Association for Humanist Sociology 2009
AV Editor, Humanity and Society, Association for Humanist Sociology 2008-2011
Program Chair, Annual Meeting, Association for Humanist Sociology 2007
Chair, Nominations Committee, Association for Humanist Sociology 2004-2006

Publications

Forthcoming. We Are Hope: An Essay Photo of Women in Juarez. with Alicia Edwards. Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press.

Forthcoming. Encyclopedia Entry on “Politicization of Latinas” in Encyclopedia of Latino Issues Today. Greenwood Press.

2012. Book review of Judging Victims: Why We Stigmatize Survivors and How They Claim Respect by Jennifer Dunn. Humanity and Society. 36:87-88.

2011. “The Most Dangerous City in the World.” This Week in Sociology. http://www.thisweekinsociology.com/

2011. “Rejoinder to Baker’s ‘Collaborations for Change: Who is Playing and Who is Winning in Community-Based Organization Led Development in Rural Appalachia’.” p. 357- 358 in Pioneers of Public Sociology: Thirty Years of Humanity and Society, edited by Mary Chayko and Cory Dolgon. Sloan Educational Publishing.

2006. “Meaning Making and Gender Constraints: A Case Study of Las Hermanas de Denver.” Humanity and Society. 30 (1): 24-49.

2001. “The Status of Women in the Church” (with Paula Nesbitt and Jeanette Baust) in Gender Mosaics, edited by Dana Vannoy. Los Angeles: Roxbury Press.

Professional Presentations


“The Margins – A Place Where Dangerous Sociology Begins” at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology in Evanston, IL, October 12-16, 2011.

Presidential Address. “Meeting at the Border: Where Do We Go From Here?” at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology in Santa Fe, NN, November 3-7, 2010.

“Partnering with Grassroots Leaders: Service Learning as a Means to Retention” at the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference in Albuquerque, NM, February 26-26, 2010.

“The Intersection of Sociology and Art as a Path to Justice: The Story of the Women of Colonia Plutarco, Juarez” at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology in New Orleans, LA, November 11-16, 2009.

“Oil on Ice” at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology in Henderson, NV, October 24-28, 2007.

“Bringing Agency and Sustainability to Fruition: Women in Colonia Cuauhtémoc” at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology in St. Louis, MO, November 1- 5, 2006.

“Video: Thirst: Commodification of Water and Social Movements” at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology in Tampa, FL, October 26-30, 2005.

“Using Critical Theory to Discuss the Commodification of Water” at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology in Louisville, KY, November 4-7, 2004.

“Video: Drowned Out—We Can’t Wash Them Away A Documentary by Franny Armstrong” at the Annual Meeting for Humanist Sociology in Louisville, KY, November 4-7, 2004.

“What? No Videos? In the Age of Technology, Teaching Theory the Old-Fashioned Way” at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society in Kansas City, MO, April 15-18, 2004.

“Meaning Making and Gender Constraints: A Case Study of Las Hermanas” at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanist Sociology in Burlington, VT, October 30-November 2, 2003.

“Las Hermanas: Viajares Sabias” at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion-Annual Meeting, November 1998.

“Feminist Standpoint Theory and Women’s Stories: The Quest for Meaning and Liberation” at Talking Across Differences: A Feminist Symposium, University of Colorado, February 1998.

Scholarship of Professional Service/Integration

“Faces of Wisdom, Voces del Cambio: Women from the Picket Line Fifty Years after the Empire Zinc Mine Strike.” Silver City Museum, November 2010-February 2011.

“A Fresh, 2010 View of Karl Marx: Is His Star Rising or Falling?” for Western Institute for Life Long Learning, April 2010.

“Convergence: Hope and Action in Centro Mujeres Tonantzin Plutarco Juarez, MX.” The University Museum, Western New Mexico University. January-March 2010.

“The US/Global Economy as If People and the Environment (Really) Mattered” for Western Institute for Life Long Learning. October 2009.

“What Does the Disappearance of the Commons Mean?” for the AAUW-Silver City Chapter. February 2008.

“Faces of Wisdom, Voces del Cambio: Women from the Picket Line Fifty Years after the Empire Zinc Mine Strike.” Mimbres Region Arts Council Gallery, May 2007.

www.waterisnotacommodity.org A web site that addresses the issue of privatization of global water supplies and the impact on social inequality. Women, as a disproportionately impacted group, are given special attention. The website continues to develop as new sources are added and is intended for use by students, faculty, and the public. 2004-present.

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