My research focuses on the intersections of systems of inequality including gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, social class, and nationality. I am currently working on a project that explores how Bolivian teachers engaged with a national educational reform policy that mandated cultural and gender equality. My research, which is based on a year of field work in Bolivia, explores the particular ways by which large-scale progressive initiatives—often supported by international agencies—that aim to valorize cultural diversity and improve the status of women can actually end up reinforcing the very stereotypes and social inequality that they are originally designed to fight.
Reid, Julie A. and Tahseen Shams. “Gender and Multigenerational Global Human Development.” (forthcoming in Sociology Compass)
Reid, Julie A., Sinikka Elliott, and Gretchen R. Webber. 2011. “Casual Hookups to Formal Dates: Refining the Boundaries of the Sexual Double Standard.” Gender & Society 25(5): 545-568.
Reid, Julie A. 2011. “Multiculturalism and Representations of Indigenousness in the Bolivian Educational Reform” Asian Journal of Latin American Studies 24(1): 83-110.
Reid, Julie A. 2012. “Women Rural Teachers in the Bolivian Educational Reform Era: Teaching Gender Equality and the Intersection of Public and Private Lives.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Southern Sociological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 21-24.
Webber, Gretchen R., Julie A. Reid, and Sinikka Elliott. 2011. “‘It’s Like Being in Church and Being on a Field Trip’: The Date Versus Party Setting in College Students’ Accounts of Hooking Up.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Southern Sociological Association, Jacksonville, Florida, April 6-9.
Reid, Julie A. 2003. “Increasing Democracy, Increasing Discrimination? Gender in the Bolivian Classroom.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Dallas, Texas, March 27-29.