Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Maxine Craig studies everyday embodied practices to investigate how social formations of race and gender become experienced as natural differences. She received her doctorate in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her book, Sorry I Don’t Dance: Why Men Refuse to Move (Oxford University Press), was awarded the 2014 Best Publication Award given by the American Sociological Association’s section on Body and Embodiment. Her book, Ain’t I a Beauty Queen? Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race (Oxford University Press 2002) won the Best Book of 2002 award on the Political History of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S by the Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics of the American Political Science Association. She is the Chair Elect of the Body and Embodiment Section of the American Sociological Association. Currently developing a new collaborative project on New Diasporas and Mobilities which will explore African and Caribbean diasporas and sending countries, with particular interest in conflict and economic factors, and how livelihood and cultural strategies are navigated.