Julie Shayne, Ph.D.

Sociology, Women's Studies,
and Latin American Studies

I was born and raised in California. I received a BA and MA in Women's Studies from San Francisco State University and a second MA and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. I became active in Latin American politics during the Reagan administration as a result of the intensive U.S. intervention in Central America.

As a solidarity activist I traveled to El Salvador for the first time in 1985. Since then, I have been able to incorporate my political convictions into my intellectual pursuits. My areas of interest include revolution, gender, feminism, exile, and development in Latin America and the diaspora.

I started my academic career at Emory University in Women's Studies and Sociology but after six years in Atlanta, and a very difficult decision, my husband and I decided we had to return to the west coast and I resigned to move to the Seattle area. (For more details about the decision see my essay "Mother's Day".)

I am currently a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, and Affiliate Associate Professor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies & Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. When not working, I enjoy the natural beauty of the Puget Sound area with my family - my husband Dave, daughter Barrie, and son Aaron.

 

 

 


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Taking Risks read more
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