About the Editors
Joya Misra is Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, and former Editor of Gender & Society. She has been teaching gender for over 20 years, and has a great deal of experience as an editor, both with Gender & Society, and as a co-editor of two book series, including Pine Forge’s Sociology for a New Century. She has not written any texts, though she has contributed to John Brueggemann’s Inequality in the United States: A Reader, has written four articles on teaching undergraduate students, published in Teaching Sociology and American Sociologist, and co-edited a teaching resource collection on teaching Race/Gender/Class for the American Sociological Association. A number of her syllabi and course assignments have also been published as ASA teaching resources collections, including in TRAILS. She is engaged in a number of writing projects, including a project on gender wage gaps, a project on retail employment, and a project on advancing the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the academy.
Mahala Dyer Stewart is a graduate student in sociology at the University of Massachusetts. She has been a teaching assistant and instructor for several courses covering gender. She served as one of the managing editors for Gender & Society, during Joya Misra’s editorship, which involved article promotion through social networking and development of the journal’s blog. She has been involved in a collaborative writing project on the experiences of childfree adults. Her dissertation examines mothers’ decisions around schooling their children, considering variations by homeschool and public school contexts.
Marni Alyson Brown is an assistant professor of sociology at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She has been teaching gender for several years and has experience with teacher training programs and undergraduate curriculum development. She has been published in Teaching Sociology, Sociology of Sport, and contributed to the reader Sex Matters. She is engaged in a few writing projects including intersectionality in the classroom, the role of gender in rheumatological diagnosis, and same sex family reproduction.