Julie Reid

Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2008

Research Interests
Dr. Reid’s primary research areas are gender, race, social class, global development, and education; in particular, she is interested in the intersections of these areas. Her previous work has focused on social inequality and education in relation to international development. Dr. Reid’s research has explored how teachers engaged with a national educational reform policy in Latin America that mandated cultural and gender equality. This study shows how large-scale development initiatives aiming to promote multiculturalism and improve women’s status can sometimes ultimately served to reinforce the very social inequalities that they were originally designed to fight. She has also done research in the U.S. university context to examine college students’ perceptions of hookups and dates. The findings indicate the persistence of gendered interactions related to hooking up and dating but also reveal contradictions that suggest changes to the traditional sexual double standard. As well, the research highlights the importance of the environmental setting in dictating social expectations and behavior.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Reid, Julie A. 2016. “The Indigenous Rural Girl as an Icon of Educational Inequality in International Development Campaigns.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, Georgia, April 13-16.

Reid, Julie A., Gretchen R. Webber, and Sinikka Elliott. 2015. “‘It’s Like Being in Church and Being on a Field Trip’: The Date Versus Party Setting in College Students’ Accounts of Hooking Up.” Symbolic Interaction 38(2): 175-194.

Reid, Julie A. and Amy Chasteen Miller. 2014. “‘We Understand Better Because We Have Been Mothers’: Teaching, Maternalism, and Gender Equality in Bolivian Education.” Gender and Education 26(6): 688-704.

Reid, Julie A. 2014. “Gender Inequality and Democratic Education: Ironic Outcomes of Equality Programs in Bolivian Classrooms.” Paper presented at the meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, California, August 16-19.

Reid, Julie A. and Tahseen Shams. 2013. “Gender and Multigenerational Global Human Development.” Sociology Compass 7(8): 612-629.

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.

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.

Courses Taught
SOC 101. Understanding Society
SOC 301. Wealth, Status, and Power
SOC 350. Race and Ethnicity

SOC 360. Globalization
SOC 415/SOC 515/WS 425. Sociology of Gender