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 international development, globalization, gender, and race. In particular, she is interested in the intersections of inequality, including gender, race, social class, and nationality. Her recent work has focused on gender and education in the context of global development. Dr. Reid’s current research project explores how Bolivian teachers engaged with a national educational reform policy that mandated cultural and gender equality. This study investigates the ways by which large-scale development initiatives aiming to promote multiculturalism and improve women’s status can sometimes ultimately serve to reinforce the very social inequalities that they were originally designed to fight.

Selected Publications and Presentations
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